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Say Brother; Teenage Pregnancy: What is Your Reason


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Say Brother
Teenage Pregnancy: What is Your Reason
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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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Documentary written and reported by Barbara Barrow-Murray that explores factors contributing to the rising teen pregnancy rate. An examination of the reasons some teenagers become sexually active before they're ready, with the result in many cases being unwanted pregnancies.



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Chicago: “Say Brother; Teenage Pregnancy: What is Your Reason,” 04/28/1983, GBH Archives, accessed March 5, 2021,
MLA: “Say Brother; Teenage Pregnancy: What is Your Reason.” 04/28/1983. GBH Archives. Web. March 5, 2021. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Teenage Pregnancy: What is Your Reason. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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