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Say Brother; Policing In America: Conduct In Question


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Say Brother
Policing In America: Conduct In Question
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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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Darren Duarte hosts a studio discussion about police restraint of suspects, particulary when it goes too far towards brutality. Guests are lawyer Henry Owens III, criminologist Jack Levin, and Darnell Williams, president of the NAACP Springfield chapter.



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Race and Ethnicity
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