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Say Brother; Black History Week

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Say Brother
Black History Week
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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 focuses on three Black leaders dedicated to the intellectual, spiritual and physical liberation of Blacks not only in America, but in African countries. The program seeks to define, in their own words, the work of Malcolm X (minister for the Nation of Islam in the 1950's) through film footage, and Stokely Carmichael (consistent voice of Black power and black nationalism in the 1960s) and Owusu Sadaukai (National Chairman of the African Liberation Committee in the early 1970s) through Say Brother interview and film footage.



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Broadcast program

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Taylor, John
Black nationalism--United States
African Liberation Committee
Civil rights
Black Power--United States
Bethune, Lebert, 1937-
Carmichael, Stokely
African Americans in motion pictures
X, Malcolm, 1925-1965
Sadaukai, Owusu
Race and Ethnicity
John Slade (Producer)
Tillman, Russell (Director)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Production Assistant)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Black History Week,” 03/07/1973, GBH Archives, accessed June 18, 2024,
MLA: “Say Brother; Black History Week.” 03/07/1973. GBH Archives. Web. June 18, 2024. <>.
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