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Say Brother; Varnette's World: Your World and Mine


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Say Brother
Varnette's World: Your World and Mine
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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

Film by Carroll Blue, exploring the world of the California artist-muralist Varnette Honeywood, who draws on the contemporary African-American experience for her subject matter. Followed by studio guests Johnetta Tinker and Francisco Mendez-Diez, two artists-in-residence in Boston Public Schools.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Varnette's World: Your World and Mine,” 12/09/1980, GBH Archives, accessed July 23, 2024,
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