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Say Brother; Lest We Forget: Martin Luther King, A Retrospective

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Say Brother
Lest We Forget: Martin Luther King, A Retrospective
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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

Program honors the memory of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. via excerpts from both the 1970 film "King: A Filmed Record, Montgomery to Memphis" (produced by Ely Landau and presented by the Martin Luther King Foundation in 1974) and a previously aired ecumenical service held in memory of King by the Black Ministerial Alliance of Boston. For the complete film "King: A Filmed Record, Montgomery to Memphis," see Say Brother program 312; for the complete ecumenical service, see Say Brother program 313.



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King: A Filmed Record, Montgomery to Memphis (Motion picture)
African Americans--Civil rights
Black Ministerial Alliance (Boston, Mass.)
Civil rights movement
Civil rights
Television broadcasting of films
African Americans in motion pictures
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
McClain, William B.
Race and Ethnicity
White, Conrad (Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Marita Rivero (Producer)
Cross, June (Community Coordinator)
Lawson, Rick (Community Coordinator)
Jones, Vickie (Production Assistant)
Farrier, Stephen (Community Coordinator)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Lest We Forget: Martin Luther King, A Retrospective,” 03/31/1975, GBH Archives, accessed January 27, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Lest We Forget: Martin Luther King, A Retrospective.” 03/31/1975. GBH Archives. Web. January 27, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Lest We Forget: Martin Luther King, A Retrospective. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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