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Say Brother
Beginning of the Millennia, The
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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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First segment is an interview with author Ruth Beebe Hill on her novel “Hanta Yo” about the history of the Sioux people. Next a studio discussion on the “The Millennia,” a 20-year celebration of Native American cultural heritage. Guests are John Peters of the Mass. Commission on Indian Affairs, and Amanda Bingham, historian and founder of the Mashpee Indian Museum and member of the National Congress of American Indians. Excerpt of documentary on Wampanoag nation, “People of the First Light.”



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Race and Ethnicity
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