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Say Brother
Final Struggle, 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

Program Description

Heart to heart discussion of male/female relationships, hosted by Beth Deare with clinical psychologist Dr. Evelyn LeSure. Four couples and many single men and women contribute their personal perspectives on what it takes to make relationships fulfilling and successful, and how to juggle them with professional pursuits. Excerpt entitled “Do You Love Me?” from “The Black Dyad.”



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Final Struggle, The,” 12/20/1984, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F1DBAEC6CC364A808A87365F97569D67.
MLA: “Say Brother; Final Struggle, The.” 12/20/1984. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F1DBAEC6CC364A808A87365F97569D67>.
APA: Say Brother; Final Struggle, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F1DBAEC6CC364A808A87365F97569D67
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