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Say Brother; In Praise of Diversity

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Say Brother
In Praise of Diversity
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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

Live studio audience, panel and phone calls with the focus of the evening being a discussion on innovative approaches to changing negative racial attitudes.

Panelists for the program include multi-cultural education consultant Renee Neblett, Curriculum developer/teacher trainer for the Cambridge Public Schools Alexis Butler-Davis, and the Director of Community Change, Inc. Horace Seldon.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
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