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Say Brother
Boston at Bay
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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

In the aftermath of the Levi Hart shooting and Mayor Kevin White's acknowledgement that Boston is a racist city, we examine the nature and effect of this racial turmoil. Viewers call in questions for Dr. Alvin Poussaint, psychiatrist from Harvard Medical School. On tape: Rev. Herbert Daughtry of the Black United Front and Judge Richard Banks of Roxbury District Court.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
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