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On Being Black; Face in the Mirror

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On Being Black
Face in the Mirror
Series Description

Fifteen Hour-long original teleplays broadcast between January and September, 1969, and later played across the country on public television stations. The first television dramatic series ever produced that dealt with black experience in white America as seen by blacks. Eleven black writers contributed to the series, while the producer, story editor, production manager, stage designer, three productions assistants and 10 director trainees all were black.

Funded by the Ford Foundation.

See March and April 1969 Program Guide for cover stories. Series release date: 1969

Program Description

by Conrad Bromberg Two friends meet the problem of alcoholism in very different ways.

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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
James, Luther (Series Producer)
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