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Say Brother
Role of Blacks in National Politics, The
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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

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Studio talk on blacks in national politics with cohosts Elliott Francis and Lovell Dyett with guests Gracia Hillman, National Coalition on Black Voter Participation; Harry Graham, attorney; Dr. Joseph Warren, Northeastern University; Rev. Charles Stith; James Jennings, dean of the College of Public and Community Service, UMass Boston.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Role of Blacks in National Politics, The,” 05/01/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DCA69D1B16524500BB7CAF7814A47B94.
MLA: “Say Brother; Role of Blacks in National Politics, The.” 05/01/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DCA69D1B16524500BB7CAF7814A47B94>.
APA: Say Brother; Role of Blacks in National Politics, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DCA69D1B16524500BB7CAF7814A47B94
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