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Basic Black; Conversation with Senator Dianne Wilkerson


MASTER Program #3519 Program Title: Diane Wilkerson Broadcast Date: 7/8/04 Length: 26:46 Producer: Valerie Linson

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Basic Black
Conversation with Senator Dianne Wilkerson
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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

One of the most influential members of the State Senate, Dianne Wilkerson was the first and remains the only African American woman elected to the State Senate. In conversation with Darren Duarte, Senator Wilkerson gives her views on Boston as a majority minority city, African Americans and the Democratic Party, her support for same-sex marriages and makes projections on her political future.



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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation with Senator Dianne Wilkerson,” 07/08/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4961349A4CAB4963A314FCA118D85B58.
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