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Basic Black; Every Person Is Poetry: Poetry and the Arts


MASTER Program #3512 Program Title: Every Person Poetry: Poetry and Arts Producer: Valerie Linson Broadcast Date: 2/12/04 Length: 26:46

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Basic Black
Every Person Is Poetry: Poetry and the Arts
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Series Description

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

Repack of Say Brother program broadcast in 1975. This episode highlights the importance of the spoken word as art and features poet Nikki Giovanni, as well as late local arts icon Elma Lewis reading a Paul Lawrence Dunbar passage to a group of children.



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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Basic Black; Every Person Is Poetry: Poetry and the Arts,” 02/12/2004, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 17, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_64A4A5E168D04EABB058552201A56142.
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