On Being Black; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The
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- On Being Black
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The
- 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
The internationally acclaimed company which WGBH brought to Boston in May (20-25) for a highly successful week-long engagement now offers a rare television performance. On the program will be Talley Beatty’s “The Black Belt” and Ailey’s own “Revelations”, probably the troupe’s most famous work.
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- Media Type
- Race and Ethnicity
- James, Luther (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “On Being Black; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_10293E3A81AA453B999DA02865FE0841.
- MLA: “On Being Black; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_10293E3A81AA453B999DA02865FE0841>.
- APA: On Being Black; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_10293E3A81AA453B999DA02865FE0841