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Say Brother; Bad Lands, The: Public Housing in Bromley Heath


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Say Brother
Bad Lands, The: Public Housing in Bromley Heath
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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

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Lovell Dyett investigates the staggering crime rate at the Bromley Heath housing project, a place poor people were once proud to call home. Then Beth Deare updates an earlier report on arson and property development, interviewing Rev. Thomas Payne and Delores Prim, community liaison for the Southwest Corridor, to understand how the Highland Park community is handling apparent city neglect of the arson problem.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Bad Lands, The: Public Housing in Bromley Heath,” 12/01/1982, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed May 25, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FDE5F65727534BCFBA6243EBD3A32C11.
MLA: “Say Brother; Bad Lands, The: Public Housing in Bromley Heath.” 12/01/1982. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. May 25, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FDE5F65727534BCFBA6243EBD3A32C11>.
APA: Say Brother; Bad Lands, The: Public Housing in Bromley Heath. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_FDE5F65727534BCFBA6243EBD3A32C11
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