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Say Brother; Conversation with Mayor Menino, A


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Say Brother
Conversation with Mayor Menino, A
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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

When Thomas Menino was sworn in as mayor of Boston, his first official apperance was in the Say Brother studios. Now approximately one year later, we revisit the mayor and take a look back on his first year, look ahead to the future, and examine the myriad issues that face our community.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Conversation with Mayor Menino, A,” 04/20/1995, GBH Archives, accessed March 4, 2021,
MLA: “Say Brother; Conversation with Mayor Menino, A.” 04/20/1995. GBH Archives. Web. March 4, 2021. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Conversation with Mayor Menino, A. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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