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Say Brother; Celebrate 76

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Say Brother
Celebrate 76
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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 consists of a short interview conducted by Barbara Barrow with Elma Lewis (founder of the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts and the National Center of Afro-American Artists) and footage excerpted from previous Say Brother programs featuring dance performances. Lewis discusses the ideas behind Celebrate ‘76, how it came about, how the event has strengthened the community, and who will be in this year's event. Dance performances are by members of the Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists and by Fred Johnson (Halim Adbur Rashid), a mime artist.

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Celebrate '76 Dance Company of the National Center of Afro-American Artists
National Center of Afro-American Artists
Civil rights
Performing arts festivals--United States
Johnson, Fred (Halim Adbur Rashid)
Lewis, Elma
African American dance
African Americans in the performing arts
Race and Ethnicity
White, Conrad (Director)
Marita Rivero (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Spooner, Dighton (Researcher)
White, Don (Audio)
Allen, Lydia (Intern)
Smith, Lee (Assistant Cameraman)
Bourne, Wendell (Intern)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Editor)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Host)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Editor)
Cross, June (Production Assistant)
Chigas, Basil (Stage Manager)
Bundy, Kissette (Intern)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Sullivan, John (Lighting)
Kramer, Sharon (Graphic Designer)
Clarke, Brian (Intern)
Floyd, Michael (Lighting Assistant)
Hill, Rebecca (Make Up)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Spangler, Jennifer (Audio)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Celebrate 76,” 06/01/1976, GBH Archives, accessed June 25, 2024,
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