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Say Brother; Police Procedure: Perception vs. Reality

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Say Brother
Police Procedure: Perception vs. Reality
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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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Elliott Francis and Lovell Dyett cohost in studio with Vickie Nuñes of Egleston Square Neighborhood Association and Charles Austin of WBZ-TV. Covering police procedure in police shooting of Hector Morales in Jamaica Plain, and gang rape murder of Kimberly Rae Harbour in Franklin Field. William Celester, Deputy Supt. Boston Police.



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