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Basic Black; Conversation with Bob Moses


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Basic Black
Conversation with Bob Moses
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THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

When Bob Moses started his teaching career, he boarded a bus with other Freedom Fighters in 1963 to teach math to African Americans living in Mississippi. His experience with the Civil Rights Movement taught him the importance of education in empowering black voters. When Moses’ children were about to enter high school, Moses learned that there were no algebra courses taught to 7th and 8th graders at Cambridge’s MLK School. Moses volunteered his time in the classroom working with students to help prepare them for the high school curriculum. A MacArthur Fellow, Moses teaches his Algebra Project at Wheelock College.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation with Bob Moses,” 11/13/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 21, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0CD7407405A1426EAF752088D22959A2.
MLA: “Basic Black; Conversation with Bob Moses.” 11/13/2003. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 21, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0CD7407405A1426EAF752088D22959A2>.
APA: Basic Black; Conversation with Bob Moses. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0CD7407405A1426EAF752088D22959A2
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