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Say Brother; Mayor Watch 83


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Say Brother
Mayor Watch 83
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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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Boston mayoral candidates former state representative Mel King and city councillor Raymond Flynn were invited to share their views on crime, racism, housing, education, and the arts to inform voters in the upcoming election. Only Mel King accepted the invitation and he appears on this progam to articulate his positions. Viewers call in their questions for the candidate.



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Race and Ethnicity
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