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Say Brother
Framework For Body and Film
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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

In this magazine presentation, we hear first from Brockton-born Ted Lopes, the reigning Mr. Universe, who tells the story of one man's determination to rise to the top of his sport. He explains his plans to steer young people into a life full of possibilities. The second segment takes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie "Ricewood Creek," and the life of its director Deborah Shariff. This film describes the effort required to break into business where women of color are almost non-existent. The filmmaker will tell us about the obstacles she faced, including time spent in a homeless shelter, in bringing her dream to the screen.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Framework For Body and Film,” 12/16/1995, GBH Archives, accessed November 30, 2023,
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