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Say Brother; Affordable Housing Crisis: Pipedream of Reality?


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Say Brother
Affordable Housing Crisis: Pipedream of Reality?
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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 studio discussion on issues surrounding the struggle over development in Boston's black community. We focus on Mayor Ray Flynn's housing initiative and whether it favors high-income development over affordable housing. Guests are Sandi Sandiford, Garrison-Trotter Neighborhood Association; David Lee, architect; Muhammad Abdus-Sabur, director of housing and neighborhood development, Boston Redevelopment Authroity.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Affordable Housing Crisis: Pipedream of Reality?,” 04/08/1987, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ED1AD1DC4BE3439E9944D7804F5A9DC0.
MLA: “Say Brother; Affordable Housing Crisis: Pipedream of Reality?.” 04/08/1987. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ED1AD1DC4BE3439E9944D7804F5A9DC0>.
APA: Say Brother; Affordable Housing Crisis: Pipedream of Reality?. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_ED1AD1DC4BE3439E9944D7804F5A9DC0
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