Say Brother; Black Solidarity Day
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- Say Brother
- Black Solidarity Day
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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 addresses a variety of topics via a magazine-format presentation. Host John Slade introduces the following segments: "Performance" with rock/jazz musicians Compost, "Community Events" with Black Solidarity Day organizers Joseph Nkunta, Marie Firman, Karim Atiba Bayete, and Arnold Scott, "Speak Out!" with Jack E. Robinson, President of the Boston Chapter of the NAACP (who talks about the need for adequate police protection in African American neighborhoods and a responsive police force), "man on the street" interviews, in which Slade asks people whether or not they would like an African American officer to command their neighborhood's police district, a "Save Our Cities Expo" review with Melvin Penn (a university student who interviews organizer Reverend Dr. Virgil Wood, Area Chairman of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference), and "African Notes," in which the building of the Volta Dam in Ghana is discussed. Program ushers in a new format that incorporates the interviews and expertise of community members.
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- Africa in motion pictures
- African Americans--Attitudes
- Civil rights
- Wood, Dr. Virgil
- African American musicians
- Police--Complaints against
- Black Expo (1972 : Boston, Mass.)
- Firman, Marie
- Nkunta, Joesph
- Robinson, Jack E.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- Williams, Elinor
- Scott, Arnold
- Black Solidarity Day (19 May 1972 : Boston, Mass.)
- Bayete, Karim Atiba
- Race and Ethnicity
- Slade, John (Producer)
- Davis, Silas (Associate Producer)
- Tillman, Russell (Director)
- John Slade (Producer)
- Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Production Assistant)
- Roy Campanella, Jr. (filmmaker) (Other)
- Penn, Melvin (Host)
- Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
- Slade, John (Host)
- Chicago: “Say Brother; Black Solidarity Day,” 06/15/1972, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 24, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EFC469E4BE8D4930B404532012AE40DA.
- MLA: “Say Brother; Black Solidarity Day.” 06/15/1972. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 24, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EFC469E4BE8D4930B404532012AE40DA>.
- APA: Say Brother; Black Solidarity Day. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_EFC469E4BE8D4930B404532012AE40DA