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Say Brother; Jazz

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Say Brother
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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 serves as a compilation of performances by the Boston Art Ensemble, Cannonball Adderley, Stanton Davis and the Ghetto Mysticism Band, Webster Lewis, and Charles Lloyd. Includes commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman from Program 111, "New Music," and excerpted interview footage with both Adderly (interviewed by John Slade) and Lloyd (interviewed by Topper Carew).



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Broadcast program

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Davis, Stanton
Adderley, Cannonball
African Americans--Attitudes
Jazz musicians
Boston Art Ensemble
Civil rights
African American musicians
Spellman, A. B., 1935-
Ghetto Mysticism Band (Musical group)
Lloyd, Charles
Lewis, Webster
Race and Ethnicity
Rivero, Marita (Producer Program Segment)
Barbara Barrow (Producer)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Jazz,” 11/11/1977, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FBDEC990E1C841AA975BD3EB022B48A2.
MLA: “Say Brother; Jazz.” 11/11/1977. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FBDEC990E1C841AA975BD3EB022B48A2>.
APA: Say Brother; Jazz. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FBDEC990E1C841AA975BD3EB022B48A2
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