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Say Brother; Silent Siege, The / Good News Goes to Russia


Silent Siege & Good News Goes to Russia

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Say Brother
Silent Siege, The / Good News Goes to Russia
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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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Lovell Dyett reports on a housing scam that takes advantage of a trust arrangement to assemble large parcels of abandoned housing in Roxbury, milk their assets, then abandon them. Beth Deare profiles "Good News," a gospel quartet which was part of a musical exchange program between Cambridge and Yerevan, Armenia.



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Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Say Brother; Silent Siege, The / Good News Goes to Russia,” 12/09/1987, GBH Archives, accessed March 23, 2023,
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