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Say Brother National Edition; African Liberation

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Say Brother National Edition
African Liberation
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Series Description

In 1975 the purpose of Say Brother National Edition was to introduce and demonstrate to people the vitality of Black Americans and their community life. Under producer Marita Rivero and executive producer Topper Carew a series of 13 half-hour programs for the national audience was produced from existing programs.

In weekly half-hours, Say Brother National Edition presented the many dimensions of black American life as seen from one city’s vantage-point. It was in a magazine format, each segment representing a different perspective: music, history, dance, culture, drama, language, old folks, young people, families, issues, person-on-the street, and others. Series release date: 1975

Program Description

Say Brother National edition. Program focuses on the meaning, nature and support of the liberation of African countries by Black Americans. The program's first segment features a film about the African Liberation Day March in Washington, D.C., May 27, 1972, and includes footage of Boston residents preparing for the trip to Washington, D.C., and event speeches by Charles Diggs (Michigan Congressman, United Nations Delegate and organizer for African self-determination) and Elaine Brown (two years before she became President of the Black Panthers). Program also contains Say Brother National segments "Dealin'" with poet and Pan African supporter Haki Madhabuti (formerly Don L. Lee) discussing the nature of Pan Africanism; "Commentary" with Askia Muhammad (poet, activist and journalist) discussing the disparity between United States support of self-determination for nations and its actual practices in Africa; "Information," consisting of a review of the term African Liberation; interview and performance footage of vocalist Syreeta Wright; and segment "breathers" featuring Grover Washington (jazz musician), Tasha Thomas (of musical production "The Wiz") and Fred Cash (of the musical group "The Impressions").



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Broadcast program

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Washington, Grover
Wright, Syreeta
Thomas, Tasha
African Americans--Attitudes
Civil rights
Madhubuti, Haki R., 1942-
Muhammad, Askia
African Liberation Day March - Washington, DC (1972)
Cash, Fred
Race and Ethnicity
Topper Carew (Executive Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Carew, Topper (Executive Producer)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
LeCain, Larry (Studio Technician)
Bravo Wing, Carla (Community Coordinator)
Loerzel, David (Assistant Cameraman)
Smith, Lee (Studio Technician)
Plausse, John (Studio Technician)
Hadfield, Peter (Studio Technician)
Kenner, Sharon (Studio Technician)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Sound)
Lewis Septet, Webster (Theme Music)
Handyside, Keith (Studio Technician)
Charette, Bill (Studio Technician)
Fletcher, Leah (Community Coordinator)
Wilson, Bob (Studio Technician)
Correia, Dennis (Studio Technician)
Kareem, Shavi (Sound)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
Haydock, Roger (Assistant Cameraman)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
St. Onge, David (Studio Technician)
Crippens, David (Host)
Crane, David (Videotape Engineer)
MacDonald, Greg (Studio Technician)
Wright, Rodner (Graphics)
Spangler, Jennifer (Studio Technician)
Balhatchet, Tom (Engineer)
MacKnight, John (Studio Technician)
Koppel, Tiit (Studio Technician)
Wareham, Skip (Studio Technician)
Izzi, Steve (Sound)
Buccheri, Ron (Studio Technician)
Campanella , Roy, Jr. (Chief Camera Editor Segment)
Fairweather, Bill (Studio Technician)
Hutton, David (Studio Technician)
Tarter, Margaret (Community Coordinator)
Wright, Sylvia (Community Coordinator)
Chigas, Basil (Studio Technician)
Holden, Dick (Studio Technician)
Bagwell, Orlando (Assistant Cameraman)
Silva, Candelaria (Community Coordinator)
Lane, Frank (Studio Technician)
Estus, Boyd (Camera)
Floyd, Michael (Studio Technician)
Kane, Pat (Studio Technician)
Henry, Arthur (Studio Technician)
Benson, Bill (Unit Manager)
Speight, Alonzo R. (Community Coordinator)
Bordett, Bruce (Studio Technician)
Dick, Michael (Studio Technician)
Smith, Kathy (Studio Technician)
DeVitt, Douglas (Studio Technician)
Rivero, Marita (Concept)
Simons, Fred (Studio Technician)
Chicago: “Say Brother National Edition; African Liberation,” 10/26/1975, GBH Archives, accessed January 27, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother National Edition; African Liberation.” 10/26/1975. GBH Archives. Web. January 27, 2022. <>.
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