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Say Brother
Profile of Boston's Chinese Community, A
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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

Program serves as a compilation of three previously aired segments related to the Chinese American community in Boston: Program 708, "Dismissing Some Myths About Chinese Americans," in which host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with May Ling Tong, Director of the Chinese American Civic Association, Program 814, "Third World Potpourri," in which Barbara Barrow speaks with actress Tsai Chin, a performer with the actors' group Cambridge Ensemble, and Program 715, "Economic Development of the Chinese Community," in which Barbara Barrow speaks with Chinese Economic Development Council (CEDC) Executive Director William Leong and Joseph Chow, Director of Program Development. Program includes two previously unaired "Third World Connection" segments narrated by Mario Valdes that discuss the original habitants of China (a mixture of Chinese and African) and the Polynesian Islands (with ties to the Persian Gulf and Pre-Aryan India populations).

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Cambridge Ensemble (Theatre group : Cambridge, Mass.)
Asia--Civilization--African influences
Chinese American businesspeople--Massachusetts
Civil rights
Tong, May Ling
Chow, Joseph
Chinese American Civic Association (Boston, Mass.)
Chinese Economic Development Council (Boston, Mass.)
Chinese Americans--Massachusetts--Boston
Chin, Tsai
Leong, William
Chinese American women
Race and Ethnicity
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
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