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Basic Black; Conversation With Nikki Giovanni


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Basic Black
Conversation With Nikki Giovanni
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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

Nikki Giovanni's new book, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea is a collection of fifty poems. In this collection of poems Giovanni reflects on relationships, the environment, and terrorist attacks. Giovanni is currently a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, where she teaches courses in creative writing and African American literature. Giovanni talks to Basic Black about life and work.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation With Nikki Giovanni,” 05/01/2003, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 14, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1A08EB3171504A8D9FE229F210730EB4.
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