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Say Brother; Guinea Bissau

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Say Brother
Guinea Bissau
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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

Original air date assumed to be in February of 1972. Program examines the guerilla warfare underway in the African country of Guinea Bissau as part of a campaign for self-determination. Program is divided into two segments: the first consisting of an on-location British film about one of the guerilla troops (B-30) as it proceeds to an attack site; the second consists of an interview with Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC) representative Gil Fernandes, who discusses his work, background, and the state of the war. Film contains commentary by PAIGC founder Amilcar Cabral.



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Broadcast program

Media Type


Partido Africano da Independencia da Guine e Cabo Verde
Guinea-Bissau--History--Revolution, 1963-1974
Africa in motion pictures
Cabral, Amilcar, 1921-1973
Fernandes, Gil
Blacks in motion pictures
Race and Ethnicity
Roy Campanella, Jr. Henry Johnson (Associate Producer)
Tillman, Russell (Director)
John Slade (Producer)
Lawrence, Carol (Associate Producer)
Smith, Kathy (Assistant Director)
Davis, Silas (Production Assistant)
Slade, John (Host)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Guinea Bissau,” 01/18/1972, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Guinea Bissau.” 01/18/1972. GBH Archives. Web. January 18, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Guinea Bissau. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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