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Say Brother; Fightings Maroons of Jamaica, The


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Say Brother
Fightings Maroons of Jamaica, 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

This Black History month special was sot on location in Jamaica by WGBH’s own Dasal Banks. It tells the story of the group of escaped slaves who fled to the hills of Jamaica and established their own society which continues to this day.

Their culture is still rich in African traditions preserved from memories of the past, yet the program shows they clearly recognize the need to adapt to an often uncertain yet promising future.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Fightings Maroons of Jamaica, The,” 02/27/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed June 3, 2020, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F84132E4995F4CEB87F8C9253A56B37E.
MLA: “Say Brother; Fightings Maroons of Jamaica, The.” 02/27/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. June 3, 2020. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F84132E4995F4CEB87F8C9253A56B37E>.
APA: Say Brother; Fightings Maroons of Jamaica, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F84132E4995F4CEB87F8C9253A56B37E
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