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Basic Black: The 50th Anniversary

It’s been 50 years since ‘Say Brother’ first aired, highlighting voices from within the black community during the civil rights movement. Since then, the show has broadened its scope to issues affecting other communities of color, and changed its name to Basic Black. But some things still remain the same.

Host Callie Crossley was joined by a special panel of guests to discuss the show’s history and where it will go from here: Sarah-Ann Shaw, legendary Boston reporter and a member of the original Say Brother team; Darren Duarte, former host of Say Brother; Kim McLarin, former host of Basic Black; and Phillip Martin, WGBH News investigative reporter and frequent guest of the show.


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