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Say Brother
Story of Barbara Jordan, 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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A tribute to an extraordinary American woman, Barbara Jordan. Born in Houston, she was the first African American senator in the Texas legislature since 1883, and a three-term Congress member. She played a key role in the 1974 Watergate hearings, and in 1976 became the first woman and first African American to deliver the keynote address to the Democratic National Convention.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Story of Barbara Jordan, The,” 02/20/1997, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 24, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E6E1E7737B5D48DFA505E021C4EA2B50.
MLA: “Say Brother; Story of Barbara Jordan, The.” 02/20/1997. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 24, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E6E1E7737B5D48DFA505E021C4EA2B50>.
APA: Say Brother; Story of Barbara Jordan, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E6E1E7737B5D48DFA505E021C4EA2B50
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