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Say Brother; Black Dyad, The


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Say Brother
Black Dyad, 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

Program Description

Emmy winning teleplay by Evelyn and Mel Moore about black male - female relationships. It is a series of interwoven dialogue vignettes illustrating differences in points of view and mood ranging from anxious to understanding, manic to high comedy.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Black Dyad, The,” 12/20/1980, GBH Archives, accessed June 19, 2024,
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