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Say Brother
Community Organization
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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 focuses on the work of five community organizations in the Boston area: the Cooper Community Center, a social services agency located in Boston's South End that provides senior citizen, youth and daycare programs; the Bromley Heath Security Patrol, a private program for the tenants of the Bromley Heath Projects that provides mandatory grounds and building security checks; the Roxbury Action Program, a community development corporation working on housing development, housing rehabilitation, commercial development, social services, and physical and social planning; the F.I.R.S.T. Incorporated Drug Rehabilitation and Prevention Center; and the Columbia Point Educational Program, a youth educational services program for residents of Columbia Point.

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Broadcast program

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Cooper Community Center (Boston, Mass.)
Civil rights
Lawrence, Tytyne
Wade, National
Human services--Massachusetts--Boston
Roxbury Action Program (Boston, Mass.)
Boyd, Douglas
Harris, Emil
FIRST Incorporated Drug Rehabilitation and Prevention Center (Boston, Mass.)
Morrison, George
Young, Sandy
Columbia Point Educational Program (Boston, Mass.)
Bromley Heath Security Patrol (Boston, Mass.)
Race and Ethnicity
White, Conrad (Director)
Topper Carew (Producer)
Barrow-Murray, Barbara (Associate Producer)
Jones, Vickie (Associate Producer)
Johnson, Henry (Filmmaker)
Nicholas , Huntley, Jr. (Film Sound)
Carew, Topper (Host)
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