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Say Brother
Men and Women
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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

Program examines the relationship between African American men and women via a studio presentation of one segment from the for-stage trilogy The Black Dyad. Directed by playwrights Evelyn and Melvin Moore, "The Commitment" deals with whether or not people should be compelled to share feelings of devotion with one another. Play performed is "The Commitment" and features actors Robert Welch and Nia Anderson. Additional program segments include previously aired commentary by professor and historian A.B. Spellman, "Book Beat," a reading of Winifred Oyoko Lovings' poem "Later On" by Producer Marita Rivero, and the "Community Calendar."



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Broadcast program

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Man-woman relationships
African Americans--Attitudes
Black Dyad, The (Theatrical production)
Spellman, A. B., 1935-
African American poets
African American actresses
Moore, Evelyn
Poetry--Women authors
Oral interpretation of poetry
African American theater
Anderson, Nia
African American actors
Welch, Robert
Moore, Melvin
Race and Ethnicity
Marita Rivero (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
White, Conrad (Director)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
Allen, Lydia (Intern)
Spangler, Jennifer (Audio)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Wilson, Bob (Camera)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
Bourne, Wendell (Intern)
Hill, Rebecca (Make Up)
Kramer, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Editor)
Rivero, Marita (Host)
Bundy, Kissette (Intern)
Sullivan, John L. (Lighting)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Norton, Chas (Lighting)
Clarke, Brian (Intern)
Hutton, David (Videotape Editor)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Correia, Dennis (Video)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Chigas, Basil (Stage Manager)
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