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Say Brother; Malcolm X

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Say Brother
Malcolm X
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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 the impact of Malcolm X on Black political and intellectual leadership in the United States. Host Topper Carew speaks with Dr. John H. Clarke (historian and Cornell University professor), Owusu Sadauki (National Chairman of the African Liberation Day Committee) and Bobby Seale (cofounder of the Black Panthers) about the impact of Malcolm X's work on their personal ideologies, the opinions of Black Americans, and their struggle for Black rights in the United States. Interviews are separated by segments of archival news footage featuring Malcolm X talking about his political philosophies. Program contains a particularly strong segment from a speech delivered to the students of Selma, Alabama a few weeks before his assassination in 1965.

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Broadcast program

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Black nationalism--United States
African Americans--Attitudes
Sadaukai, Owusu
African American leadership
African Americans--Civil rights
African Liberation Day Committee (National)
Seale, Bobby, 1936-
Civil rights
Clarke, John Henrik, 1915-1998
African Americans in motion pictures
Race and Ethnicity
Carew, Topper (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Topper Carew (Producer)
Davis, Tony (Assistant To The Producer)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Malcolm X,” 02/20/1974, GBH Archives, accessed January 27, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Malcolm X.” 02/20/1974. GBH Archives. Web. January 27, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Malcolm X. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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