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Say Brother
Affirmative Action or Discrimination Pt 2
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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 serves as the conclusion to Program 805, "Affirmative Action," and features the second half of Say Brother's "Open Platform" debate on affirmative action and reverse discrimination. Moderated by Melvin Moore, debaters James Kelly (spokesperson from the South Boston Information Center) and Sheila Martin (a community advocate for the Massachusetts Social and Economic Opportunity Council) respond to the questions of journalists John Robinson (The Boston Globe) and William Hoar (the American Opinion Magazine), and discuss the potential impact of the yet-undecided case, Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, as well as their opinions regarding affirmative ation programs. Additional segments include: an Eduardo Diaz interview with Allan Crite, a well known Boston artist who works in the South End (to discuss his theory on the "multiethnicity" of all people and his book "Towards a Rediscovery of the Cultural Heritage of the United States"); the "Third World Connection" (which deals with the interrelationship of African American and Native American peoples); a poetry reading by Boston-based poet Sam Stamper; and the "Community Calendar."

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Broadcast program

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African American women
African Americans--Relations with Indians
African American poets
Poetry--Women authors
Affirmative action programs
Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, The
Kelly, James
Martin, Shelia
Stamper, Corrine
Civil rights
Hoar, William
African Americans in television broadcasting
Robinson, John
African American journalists
Sloan, Danny
African American artists
Oral interpretation of poetry
Crite, Allan Rohan, 1910-2007
Race and Ethnicity
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
DeBarger, David (Director)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Diaz, Eduardo (Host)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Moore, Melvin (Host)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
McGonagle, Richard (Lighting Assistant)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Chigas, Basil (Assistant Cameraman)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting Director)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Cross, June (Assistant Director)
Cronin, Mary (Audio)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Plausse, John (Lighting Assistant)
Wareham, Skip (Camera)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Holden, Dick (Camera)
Shipley, Jack (Assistant Cameraman)
Ross, Paula (Director Artistic)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Correia, Dennis (Videotape Recordist)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
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