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Say Brother; Conversation with Derrick Bell, A

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Say Brother
Conversation with Derrick Bell, A
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Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Lovell Dyett interviews Harvard law professor Derrick Bell; attorney Margaret Burnham joins in discussion of Bell's decision to take a leave of absence in protest of the paucity of blacks, women, and other minorities in tenured faculty positions at Harvard Law School. Jesse Jackson roll-in.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Conversation with Derrick Bell, A,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 13, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D09538AD59A5451C87DCFE7514B85AF8.
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