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Say Brother; Carew Film Festival

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Say Brother
Carew Film Festival
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Series Description

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 contains four independent films that "Say Brother" producer Topper Carew produced or helped execute. These include the animated short "The Maggot," an anti-drug film for children; "Mississippi Fred MacDowell," about the blues musician acclaimed by his contemporaries, but commercially ignored; "This is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham," a film documenting the inner-city household of a woman and her children; and "A Wild Irish Rose," a film about alcoholics who congregate in a Washington, D.C. parking lot to talk, sing and drink.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Wild Irish Rose, A (Motion picture)
Independent filmmakers
This is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham (Motion picture)
New Thing Flick Company, The
Carew, Topper, 1943-
African American musicians
Mississippi Fred MacDowell (Motion picture)
MacDowell, Fred
Blues musicians
Television broadcasting of films
African Americans in motion pictures
African American women
Righteous Apple Productions
African American motion picture producers and directors
African American singers
Maggot, The (Motion picture)
Blues (Music)
Race and Ethnicity
White, Conrad (Director)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Topper Carew (Producer)
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