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Say Brother
Law Clinic
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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

Say Brother presents a panel of lawyers from various practice backgrounds to discuss legal issues relevant to the Third World community. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with attorneys Wallace Sherwood (founder and first executive director of the Roxbury Defenders' Committee and currently a professor of law and criminal justice at Northeastern University's College of Criminal Justice), David Grayer, Sharon SooHo, and Charles Grabau, about the difference between criminal cases and civil cases, if Third World people are taking advantage of legal services available to them, the differences between public defenders and private attorneys, how to select a lawyer, if minorities can receive fair trials in the court system, and if minority lawyers are perceived as being equal in ability. Program includes viewer calls.



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Broadcast program

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Legal services--Massachusetts--Boston
Grabau, Charles
Sherwood, Wallace
African Americans in the professions
African American lawyers
Lawyers--Public relations
SooHo, Sharon
Grayer, David
Race and Ethnicity
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
Himes, Eric (Director)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Yang, Eileen (Vidifont Operator)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Director)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Wong, Evelyn (Staff Volunteer)
Koppel, Tiit (Lighting Assistant)
Carey, Nancy (Intern)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Law Clinic,” 12/15/1978, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
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