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Say Brother; To Mother, With Love

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Say Brother
To Mother, With Love
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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

The program is Say Brother's tribute to Mothers and Motherhood. Through music, poetry, and fashion the program will pay homage to the spirit, strength, beauty, and wisdom of the women we call Mother. Fashions are being provided by Cultureport, a new Nigerian boutique which opened in Brookline.



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Race and Ethnicity
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