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Say Brother; Barbados Better Than Ever


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Say Brother
Barbados Better Than Ever
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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

A documentary acquisition by WGBH which examines the past, present and future of this particularly appealing Caribbean paradise. Featured are scenes from this years carnival "Kadooment", and clips of several leading Calypsonians, along with interviews with prominent Barbadians from the New England area, as well as from the island itself.

The program first broadcast in November, 1987 received extremely positive responses from the TV press as well as the viewers.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Barbados Better Than Ever,” 11/13/1987, GBH Archives, accessed February 29, 2024,
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