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Say Brother; Another Conversation with the Next Generation

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Say Brother
Another Conversation with the Next Generation
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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 opinions of teenagers in Boston regarding race relations in middle and high schools, via a group discussion with 34 teenagers led by Barbara Barrow-Murray. Discussion topics include the Darryl Williams shooting at Jamaica Plain High School, the impact of violence on education, and the role of parents in perpetuating poor racial relations. Program includes 20 minutes of viewer calls and footage of the Darryl Williams Rally October 3, 1979, and the East Boston High School Boycott, October 18, 1979 (compliments of WGBH-TV's 10 O'Clock News. Program follows the same format as Program 918, "A Conversation With the Next Generation."

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Broadcast program

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Race relations
African American teenagers
Civil rights
Race and Ethnicity
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Harriston, Renee (Intern)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
Carey, Nancy (Intern)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
MacKnight, John (Lighting Assistant)
Brennan, Susan (Audio)
Bordett, Bruce (Stage Manager)
Morales, Carmen (Production Assistant)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Melendez, Celenia (Intern)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Another Conversation with the Next Generation,” 11/30/1979, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Another Conversation with the Next Generation.” 11/30/1979. GBH Archives. Web. January 18, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Another Conversation with the Next Generation. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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