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Basic Black; Conversation With Journalist And Author June Cross


CLOSED CAPTIONED MASTER Season 39 A CONVERSATION WITH AUTHOR & JOURNALIST JUNE CROSS Show # 3812 Broadcast Date: 02/15/2007 Producer: Valerie Linson Length: 26:46

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Basic Black
Conversation With Journalist And Author June Cross
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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

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As a journalist and filmmaker, June Cross’ work has focused on telling stories that illuminate history through the lives of ordinary and extraordinary individuals. But in her memoir, Secret Daughter: A Mixed Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away, Cross explores her own family’s fascinating and complicated history. Coming of age during the civil rights movement, Cross lays out her biography in a provocative yet compassionate voice as she describes growing up straddling different worlds: black and white, east coast and west coast, family and adopted family.



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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
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