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Say Brother
Praise to King Martin
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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 the philosophy and impact of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Host Melvin Moore and guests Dr. Lawrence D. Reddick (Professor of American History at Harvard University and author of "Crusade Without Violence"), Dr. Virgil Wood (from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference) and Rev. Earl Lawson (of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Malden and with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference), all of whom knew King personally, discuss their relationships with King, their individual interpretations of King's philosophy, how King's philosophy related to the masses and other movements, and the impact of the Washington March. Program contains excerpts from Ely Landau’s 1970 documentary film King: A Filmed Record, Montgomery to Memphis.



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Civil rights
King: A Filmed Record, Montgomery to Memphis (Motion picture)
African Americans--Civil rights
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968
Lawson, Rev. Earl
Reddick, Lawrence Dunbar, 1910-1995
Civil rights movement
Wood, Dr. Virgil
Civil rights demonstrations
African American--Civil rights workers
Television broadcasting of films
African American authors
King, Martin Luther, Jr., 1929-1968--Assassination
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Race and Ethnicity
Barbara Barrow-Murray (Producer)
Moore, Melvin (Associate Producer)
Himes, Eric (Director)
Rivera, George (Production Assistant)
Johnson, Nat (Audio)
Hill, Rebecca (Fashion Consultant)
MacDonald, Greg (Camera)
Moore, Melvin (Host)
Stewart, Aubrey (Video)
St. Onge, David (Videotape Recordist)
Mackles, Gene (Graphic Designer)
Smith, Lee (Camera)
Mahard, Fran (Scenic Design)
McGonagle, Richard (Assistant Cameraman)
Clarke, Brian (Assistant Director)
MacKnight, John (Lighting Assistant)
Yang, Eileen (Researcher)
Kane, Pat (Videotape Recordist)
LaBillois, Ann (Intern)
Koppel, Tiit (Switcher)
Cronin, Mary (Audio)
White, Conrad (Stage Manager)
Plausse, John (Lighting Director)
Horne, Danny (Intern)
Buccheri, Ron (Switcher)
Clark, Marvin (Intern)
Chicago: “Say Brother; Praise to King Martin,” 12/09/1978, GBH Archives, accessed January 27, 2022,
MLA: “Say Brother; Praise to King Martin.” 12/09/1978. GBH Archives. Web. January 27, 2022. <>.
APA: Say Brother; Praise to King Martin. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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