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Say Brother; School Desegregation

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Dubbed from A2-01312. Original date 10/1/74.

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Say Brother
School Desegregation
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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 school desegregation and the quality of education in Boston. Discussion with students, parents, and community activists are held within Jeremiah E. Burke High School. First program of the 1974 season.



Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type


Civil rights
African Americans--Education
Arnold, Edward
African Americans in the performing arts
Lewis, Elma
Adams, Myrtle
Cosby, Bill, 1937-
Joyner, Gloria
Cox, George
School integration--Massachusetts--Boston
Lyons, Pat Bonner
Wahabi Mime Company
Segregation in education--United States
Yancey, Alice
Community Task Force on Education (Boston, Mass.)
African American comedians
Sheffield, Deborah
Jackson, Ellen Swepson
African American women
Public schools--Massachusetts--Boston
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Campbell, Rev. Scott
Race and Ethnicity
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Marita Rivero (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Rivero, Marita (Host)
Thomas, Stuart (Interviewer)
Cogell, Lloyd (Still Photography)
McGuire Nicholas, Sallie (Production Assistant)
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