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Say Brother
Louis Farrakhan
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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 consists of an hour-long interview with Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan answers questions (posed by both host Topper Carew and the audience) that include what it takes to become a Minister with the Nation, what the mission of the Nation means to Farrakhan personally, what are some of the Nation's national programs for African Americans, if Farrakhan was ever a Christian, if African American mayors (and Black leadership) have been supportive of the movement, what kinds of opposition has he been confronted with from the white community, what is the University of Islam, what the links are between the interests of Chairman Mao and the Nation of Islam, what kinds of subjects African Americans should study for personal growth and for the sake of developing their minds, and what channels exist between the Nation and other Black Liberation movements. Farrakhan speaks both to his personal discovery of the teachings of Islam and to the divine guidance, as well as services the Nation's spiritual leader (the Honorable Elijah Muhammad) provides for African Americans in the United States.

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Broadcast program

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Elijah Muhammad, 1897-1975
Islam--United States
African Americans--Religion
Farrakhan, Louis
Civil rights
African American Muslims
Black Muslims
Race and Ethnicity
Carew, Topper (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Topper Carew (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Carew, Topper (Host)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Louis Farrakhan,” 11/08/1973, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
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