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Say Brother; D.A.N.C.E.

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Say Brother
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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

Half-hour program composed of two dance performances by members of the Dance Theatre of Boston, as directed by company choreographer and musical director Billy Wilson. Performances are titled "Les Deux" and "Black Light," and were performed for a studio audience. Program contains a short interview with Wilson conducted by host Topper Carew. Original air date estimated.

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Broadcast program

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Dance Theatre of Boston
Wilson, Billy
African Americans in the performing arts
African American dance
Race and Ethnicity
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Topper Carew (Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Davis, Scott (Floor Manager)
Davis, Tonya (Assistant To The Producer)
MacDonald, Greg (Cameraman)
Floyd, Michael (Lighting Assistant)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
Carew, Topper (Host)
Coleman, Vern (Audio)
Heitman, Clint (Scenic Design)
Simmons, Fred (VTR Recordist)
Chigas, Basil (Crane)
Payne, Hunter (Crane)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Kenner, Sharon (Graphics)
Cross, June (Assistant To The Producer)
Wareham, Skip (Cameraman)
Charette, Bill (Cameraman)
Chicago: “Say Brother; D.A.N.C.E.,” 01/24/1974, GBH Archives, accessed January 27, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; D.A.N.C.E..” 01/24/1974. GBH Archives. Web. January 27, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; D.A.N.C.E.. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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