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Say Brother; Case of Justice, A (Pt. 2)

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Say Brother
Case of Justice, A (Pt. 2)
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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

Program Description

Part two of Say Brother's discussion of the harsh sentencing of African Americans in the Massachusetts court system. Program focuses on the history of the De Mau Mau (a Black Panthers-type group organized by African American veterans returning from the Vietnam War) and the five Boston-based De Mau Mau members convicted in the murder of Hakim Jamal. In documentary format, Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with Philip Key (Boston's De Mau Mau leader), Walpole inmates Dinizulu Kamau and Abdullah Khalil Sabree (convicted of Jamal's murder) and Mrs. Gaskin ("Mama G.," mother of the appointed De Mau Mau leader after Key went into hiding) about the De Mau Mau, the events of the day Jamal was murdered, and the legal battle that followed. Program includes brief commentary by Larry Gaines (Chairman of the Citywide Coalition for Justice and Equality) and Saundra Carney (Coordinator for Brown, Clinkscales and Johnson Support Committee).

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African American women
African American prisoners--Attitudes
Carney, Saundra
Jamal, Hakim A., 1931-
Gaines, Larry
Discrimination in criminal justice administration
De Mau Mau
Kamau, Dinizulu (Efrid Brown, Jr.)
Civil rights
Sabree, Abdullah Khalil (William Johnson)
African American prisoners--Massachusetts
Key, Philip
Race and Ethnicity
Deare, Beth (Associate Producer)
Clarke, Brian (Director)
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
Correia, Dennis (Videotape Recordist)
Krol, Bronislaw (Video)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Wong, Evelyn (Production Assistant)
Fong, Diana (Researcher)
Lewis, Webster (Theme Music)
Merhar, Milan (Videotape Recordist)
Rivera, George (Post Production Supervisor)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Moore, Robert (Intern)
Devitt, Doug (Videotape Recordist)
Demers, Leo (Videotape Recordist)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Case of Justice, A (Pt. 2),” 07/05/1979, GBH Archives, accessed January 18, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Case of Justice, A (Pt. 2).” 07/05/1979. GBH Archives. Web. January 18, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Case of Justice, A (Pt. 2). Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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