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Say Brother; Broken Promises


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Broken Promises
Program Number

1621

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

Say Brother Producer, Beth Deare, takes a look at the suffering, inconveniences and life threatening situations that face the tenants who live in the Franklin Park 1 and 2 housing developments. This intense documentary chronicles the tenants and their fight with political red tape and their landlords for decent housing.

Duration

00:34:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Broken Promises,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F5FCB15D961B42699B589C83C55735CC.
MLA: “Say Brother; Broken Promises.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F5FCB15D961B42699B589C83C55735CC>.
APA: Say Brother; Broken Promises. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F5FCB15D961B42699B589C83C55735CC
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