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Say Brother; Paige Academy: An Alternative Education

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Say Brother
Paige Academy: An Alternative Education
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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 work of Paige Academy, a private school in Roxbury for children aged three months to seven years. Hosts Barbara Barrow and Melvin Moore speak with Paige Academy Founder and Director Angela Paige Cook and the Academy's Administrative Producer, Mary Ann Crayton, to discuss the school's origins and practices, such as teaching by the nguzo saba (the seven principles of Kwanza). Program includes slides of Academy students.



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Paige Academy (Roxbury, Mass.)
Public schools
Crayton, Mary Ann
Cook, Angela Paige
African Americans--Education--Massachusetts
Alternative education
African American women
Civil rights
Alternative schools
Race and Ethnicity
Barbara Barrow (Producer)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Sullivan, John L. (Assistant Stage Manager)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Marshall, Carolyn (Production Secretary)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Smith, Lee (Lighting Assistant)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Songai, Jahid (Intern)
Valdes, Mario (Researcher)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Moore, Melvin (Host)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant To The Producer)
Johnson, Lenita (Intern)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Paige Academy: An Alternative Education,” 03/10/1977, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Paige Academy: An Alternative Education.” 03/10/1977. GBH Archives. Web. January 18, 2022. <>.
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