Say Brother; Ten Great Black Historical Figures
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- Say Brother
- Ten Great Black Historical Figures
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- Series Description
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
Program weaves historical briefs about men selected as the "greatest Black men in history" with a contemporary discussion of Boston's current political situation. Host John Slade interviews Francisco Pina, Beatrice Todd, and Charles Terrella, representatives of Boston's Model Cities who recently complained about the inadequate services provided by city agencies in minority communities (public works, health, police, and fire), followed by excerpts from interviews with African American politicians John Cashin (Alabama's National Democratic Party) and Hubie Jones (who talks about the low 15% primary voter turnout September 19, 1972 in the African American wards, particularly in his 9th Congressional District, where three African American candidates were running and the vote was split), an excerpt from City Councilor Thomas Atkins' speech from the Black Political Convention in Dorchester, 1971, and "man on the street" interviews with Boston residents on the low voter turnout. Historical figures featured throughout the program include Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. DuBois, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, and Malcolm X.
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- Atkins, Thomas
- Terrella, Charles
- Pina, Francisco
- Inner cities--Massachusetts--Boston
- Black Political Convention - Dorchester - Massachusetts (1971)
- African American politicians
- Cashin, John
- African Americans--Political activity
- Community leadership--Massachusetts
- Local elections
- Todd, Beatrice
- Jones, Hubie
- Civil rights
- Race and Ethnicity
- John Slade (Producer)
- Tillman, Russell (Director)
- Davis, Silas (Associate Producer)
- Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Production Assistant)
- Slade, John (Host)
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