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Say Brother
April Magazine 1996
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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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First, Say Brother enters cyberspace, reviewing online opportunities for African Americans in the Boston area by presenting a how-to manual on surfing the Internet. Next, a visit with the first black president of Smith College, Ruth Simmons, to hear about her road from the rural South to one of the top academies in the country. Finally, Say Brother takes an investigative look at HUD's Section 3 program which proposes construction in minority populated areas involving contractors from that particular area…and Massachusetts' reluctance to follow this program.

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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
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