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Say Brother
Black Power on University Campuses
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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

Program examines the student takeover of Ford Hall at Brandeis University, an administration building Brandeis students occupied during the filming of the program. The first portion of the program features black and white footage of the takeover, including an enumeration of student demands and a statement to the press by University President Morris Abram. The second half of the program consists of a panel discussion of black power on university campuses. Discussion panel moderated by Black Side, Inc. founder Henry Hampton and features Brandeis students, a Boston University student, and an Associate Dean at Jackson College.



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Francis, Doris
Bailey, Randy
African Americans--Civil rights
African American college students--Attitudes
Civil rights
African American college students--Political activity
Millette, Ricardo
Brandeis University
Hampton, Henry, 1940-1998
Griffin, Skip
African American student movements
Miller, Beatrice
Race and Ethnicity
Lathan, Stan (Director)
Ray Richardson (Producer)
Ferguson, Andrew (Associate Producer)
Bright, Hazel V. (Associate Producer)
Francis, Dierdre (Production Assistant)
Spruill, Jim (Host)
Plausse, John (Lighting)
Rogers, Steve (Video)
Cabot, Ellen (Production Assistant)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Ferguson, Andrew (Audio)
Norton, Chas (Lighting)
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