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Say Brother; Reflections With James Earl Jones

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Say Brother
Reflections With James Earl Jones
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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

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Delores Handy Brown has a conversation with actor James Earl Jones. He talks about his autobiography, “James Earl Jones: Voices and Silences.” Includes excerpts from Star Wars, The Great White Hope, Coming to America. There are illustrations shown from the book that illustrate his family and life. This program explores the motivations and passions that have fueled Mr. Jones in his quest for excellence and made him one of the preeminent actors of the last forty years.



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Race and Ethnicity
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