ProgramScenes from the 1980 St .Croix carnival Say Brother visits the Caribbean island of St. Croix for its annual carnivale. Program contains footage of the celebration, in particular, of two troupes visiting the island to participate: the Mozambique Tribe and Floyd Henderson's Chinese Fantasy. Interviews conducted on location and featured on the program include those with Carol Germaine (Director of the Mozambique Tribe), James Sealey (Principal of the Henderson School), Charlotte Morgan (teacher at the Henderson School), Isabel James (Assistant Principal at the Henderson School), Senator Bill Harvey (Virgin Island representative), and Eulalie Rivera, a retired St. Croix schoolteacher who offers a history of the carnivale. Program was a co-production between Say Brother and The Caribbean Center for Understanding Media. Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Directed by Brian Clarke.
Series 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, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez.
Demonstration of martial arts swordplay
Master Bow Sim Mark, Director of the Chinese Wushu Research Institute of Boston, Massachusetts, demonstrates Wushu martial arts with a double-edged straight sword in the Say Brother studio.
Mississippi Fred MacDowell
Excerpt from a film by Topper Carew on Mississippi Fred MacDowell about the blues musician acclaimed by his contemporaries, but commercially ignored. Includes performance footage of Mississippi Fred MacDowell.