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Say Brother
Profile of Latino Social Service Agencies, A
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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 provides an in-depth look at the social services agencies serving Boston's Latino community. Host Sixto Escobar speaks on location with Raul Cotto (Chairman of the Council of Administrators of Hispanic Agencies), Angeles Rodrigues (Executive Director of La Alianza Hispana), staff members of Casa Myrna Vazquez (a shelter for battered women), Pablo Calderon (Director of Oficina Hispana de Jamaica Plain, an agency serving the Hispanic population in Jamaica Plain), Pable Cruz (Director of Club Hispano, a youth recreational center in Jamaica Plain), counselor Ethel Torrres and Director Felix Arroyo of Casa Del Sol (an agency offering educational services to the Hispanic population), Jorge Hernandez (Executive Director of Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion, a Hispanic tenant organization in Boston's South End), Rosanna Filiponi (Administrator of Centro Del Cardinal Cushing, Boston' oldest agency serving the Hispanic population because of its mission to serve Cubans leaving Cuba after the revolution), and Salvador Morales (staff member of Concilio Human Services, a drug rehabilitation agency) about the services they offer, their role in the community, and the problems they face in continuing to operate effectively.



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Broadcast program

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Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion
Casa Myrna Vazquez
Council of Administrators of Hispanic Agencies
Arroyo, Felix
Filiponi, Rosanna
Casa Del Sol
Officina Hispana de Jamaica Plain
Medina, Lucy
Club Hispano
Hispanic Americans--Services for--Massachusetts
Morales, Salvador
Calderon, Pablo
Centro Del Cardinal Cushing
Torres, Ethel
Hernandez, Jorge
Community development, Urban--Massachusetts
Rodrigues, Angeles
Cruz, Pable
Alianza Hispana, La
Hill, Cardina
Cotto, Raul
Race and Ethnicity
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
Rivera, George (Producer)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Hudson, Harvey (Audio)
Yang, Eileen (Production Assistant)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Assembly)
Escobar, Sixto (Host)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Assembly)
Harrison, Rich (Video)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Assembly)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Carey, Nancy (Intern)
Pugliesi, Joe (Video)
DeVitt, Doug (Videotape Assembly)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Handyside, Keith (Video)
Johnson, Bill (Audio)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Profile of Latino Social Service Agencies, A,” 10/28/1978, GBH Archives, accessed June 16, 2024,
MLA: “Say Brother; Profile of Latino Social Service Agencies, A.” 10/28/1978. GBH Archives. Web. June 16, 2024. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Profile of Latino Social Service Agencies, A. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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