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Say Brother
Eminent Domain
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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

Elliott Francis and Lovell Dyett interview Kenneth Wade, President, Roxbury Neighborhood Council; Tony Williams, Assistant Director, Neighborhood and Housing Development/BRA; Richard Taylor, President, Minority Developers Association, on 1.5 square miles of vacant land in Roxbury which prompted formation of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, a partnership between area residents and the City of Boston.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
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