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Say Brother; South Africa; Randall Robinson Comments on Ways to Oppose Apartheid

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In this clip Randall Robinson of the Southern Africa Relief Fund talks about the steps African Americans can take to combat apartheid, and the need to lobby strenuously to have foreign policy reworked. Overall the program focuses on the oppressive regimes in Southern African countries, particularly South Africa. Host John Slade interviews representatives Christopher Nteta (a South African banned from his country) and Randall Robinson (from the Southern Africa Relief Fund) to talk about their efforts to help Blacks in countries where apartheid is in effect (South Africa, Zimbabwe, Rhodesia, Angola, and Guinea Bissau). The first half of the program consists of a slide show written and produced by the Southern Africa Relief Fund, the second a discussion of what the Fund does and how it is accomplishing its mission. Conversation emphasizes the military aid and business endeavors proffered by the United States and other western/democratic countries that support the minority white regimes in Africa, as well as additional foreign and domestic problems enabling apartheid to continue. Produced by John Slade. Directed by Russell Tillman.

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Randall Robinson Comments on Ways to Oppose Apartheid

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 features close to an hour of the British film Last Grave at Dimbaza, as released by Morena Films. The film, which was shot illegally in the Republic of South Africa, details the impoverished living conditions of Black South Africans and the oppressive policy of Apartheid. Program closes with the commentary of host Steve Curwood on the unwillingness of western nations to recognize human rights violations in South Africa.

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United States--Relations--South Africa
Robinson, Randall
Southern Africa Relief Fund
Civil rights
Corporations, American
Apartheid--South Africa
Nteta, Christopher
Race and Ethnicity
Lawrence, Carol (Associate Producer)
Campanella Henry Johnson, Roy, Jr. (Associate Producer)
Slade, John (Producer)
Tillman, Russell (Director)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Smith, Kathy (Assistant Director)
Davis, Silas (Production Assistant)
Slade, John (Host)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Chicago: “Say Brother; South Africa; Randall Robinson Comments on Ways to Oppose Apartheid,” 01/18/1972, GBH Archives, accessed July 23, 2024,
MLA: “Say Brother; South Africa; Randall Robinson Comments on Ways to Oppose Apartheid.” 01/18/1972. GBH Archives. Web. July 23, 2024. <>.
APA: Say Brother; South Africa; Randall Robinson Comments on Ways to Oppose Apartheid. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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