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Say Brother
Educational Workshop
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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 four academic institutions in Boston offering programs of interest to the Third World community. Host Beth Deare speaks with James Patterson (Executive Director of the Massachusetts Pre-Engineering Program [MASSPEP] for Minority Students at Wentworth Institute of Technology), Betty Richardson (Director of Admissions for Roxbury Community College and new Chair for the Human Rights Committee of the Executive Committee of the New England Association of College Admissions Counselors, Gregory Ricks (Special Assistant to the President of Northeastern University, Associate Dean of Administration and an assistant professor in the College of Education), and Carmen Dillon (Associate Dean of Student Affairs at the College of Public and Community Service at the University of Massachusetts) about admissions requirements, special needs programs for minority students, financial assistance, work study programs, and career development.

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Broadcast program

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Universities and colleges
Counseling in higher education
Patterson, James
African Americans--Study and teaching
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Jamal, Hakim A., 1931-
Ricks, Gregory
African American college administrators
University of Massachusetts at Boston
Roxbury Community College (Roxbury, Mass.)
Dillon, Carmen
Richardson, Betty
Northeastern University (Boston, Mass.)
Race and Ethnicity
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
Clarke, Brian (Director)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Lane, Frank (Camera)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Gray, Randolph (Camera)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
Deare, Beth (Host)
Fong, Diana (Intern)
McKenna, Jim (Stage Manager)
Norton, Chas (Lighting Assistant)
Smith, Kathy (Switcher)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Rivera, George (Post Production Supervisor)
Fairweather, Bill (Video)
Devitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Moore, Robert (Intern)
Davidson, Wendy (Camera Assistant)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Morton, Wil (Audio)
MacKnight, John (Videotape Recordist)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Brennan, Susan (Audio)
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