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Say Brother
Spring Special
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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

In celebration of the impending spring season, Say Brother presents a special program showcasing the musical talents of the many African American musicians who appeared on Say Brother during its first year on the air. The program features clips of previously filmed performances by The Stark Reality, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Chambers Brothers, The Delfonics, Gwen Michaels, Ronnie Gill, and Sly and the Family Stone, among others.



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Broadcast program

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Thomas, Carla, 1942-
Chambers Brothers, The (Musical group)
Ruffin, David
Gladys Knight and the Pips (Musical group)
Gill, Ronnie
Patti and the Blue Bells (Musical group)
Indigos, The (Musical group)
Turnpikes, The (Musical group)
Delfonics, The (Musical group)
Lords, The (Musical group)
Stark Reality, The (Musical group)
Michaels, Gwen
African American women
African American singers
Impressions, The (Musical group)
African American musicians
Race and Ethnicity
Lathan, Stan (Director)
Ferguson, Andrew (Associate Producer)
Bright, Hazel V. (Associate Producer)
Ray Richardson (Producer)
Bright, Hazel V. (Production Assistant)
Ferguson, Andrew (Audio)
Spruill, Jim (Host)
Lark, Tony (Cameraman)
Gomez, Jewelle (Production Assistant)
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