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Say Brother
Black Business
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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 focusses on African American-owned businesses in the Boston area. Host Thomas Hardy speaks with Elbert Bishop, Director of the South West Corridor Land Development Coalition, and Charles Calvey, owner of Calvey's Jewelers and President of the Dudley Terminal Merchants Association, about what is good about the Roxbury-Dudley -Dudley Terminal and Dorchester business community and economy, what will be happening in terms of the positive impact of the economy in those areas, what ways are there for African American-owned businesses to move into and participate in the local community, how much money is coming into the Dudley area for the Southwest Corridor Project, how the push for capitalist endeavors affecta the African American community, and what kind of governmental supports there are for African American businesses. Additional segments include a "Black Women in Business" interview with Bunny Jackson, conducted by Producer Marita Rivero. (Jackson, of Atlanta, Georgia, recently started her own business with three other women called "First Class, Inc.," a public relations agency offering local tours and itinerary planning.) Program includes the "Community Calendar."

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Broadcast program

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Bishop, Elbert
African American women
African American business enterprises
Civil rights
African American businesspeople--Massachusetts--Boston
Jackson, Bunny
Southwest Corridor Project (Boston, Mass.)
Calvey, Charles
Race and Ethnicity
White, Conrad (Director)
Marita Rivero (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Rivero, Marita (Producer)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Charette, Bill (Assistant Cameraman)
Hardy, Thomas (Host)
Chigas, Basil (Stage Manager)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Hutton, David (Videotape Editor)
Koppel, Tiit (Lighting Assistant)
Bundy, Kissette (Intern)
Allen, Lydia (Intern)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Crane, David (Videotape Editor)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Bourne, Wendell (Intern)
Rivero, Marita (Host)
Clarke, Brian (Intern)
Kramer, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
Sullivan, John (Lighting)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
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