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WGBH Forum Network; Mixed: My Life in Black and White

03/23/2006

Mixed: My Life in Black and White Angela Nissel, writer "Love has no color," insist Angela Nissel's parents, leaving her to ask "but does it have a clue?" In her candid, funny, and poignant memoir, Nissel recounts moving between black inner-city schools and white prep schools; college experiments with black activism; capitalizing on her "exotic" look at a strip club; and generally being a "mixed" girl in a mixed-up world. Mixed is by turns a comedy of errors and a moving coming-of-age chronicle, tracing one woman's unforgettable journey to self-acceptance and belonging. Co-presented with ACT Roxbury.


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WGBH Forum Network
Program
Mixed: My Life in Black and White
Program Number

3022

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The WGBH Forum Network is an audio and video streaming Website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in the Greater Boston area. Through this online service thousands of interested people across the world partake of these lectures from the comfort of their home or office at any time they choose. We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice to foster deeper understanding of and civic engagement in important issues.

Program Description

MIXED: MY LIFE IN BLACK AND WHITE ANGELA NISSEL, WRITER

"LOVE HAS NO COLOR," INSIST ANGELA NISSEL'S PARENTS, LEAVING HER TO ASK "BUT DOES IT HAVE A CLUE?"

IN HER CANDID, FUNNY, AND POIGNANT MEMOIR, NISSEL RECOUNTS MOVING BETWEEN BLACK INNER-CITY SCHOOLS AND WHITE PREP SCHOOLS; COLLEGE EXPERIMENTS WITH BLACK ACTIVISM; CAPITALIZING ON HER "EXOTIC" LOOK AT A STRIP CLUB; AND GENERALLY BEING A "MIXED" GIRL IN A MIXED-UP WORLD. MIXED IS BY TURNS A COMEDY OF ERRORS AND A MOVING COMING-OF-AGE CHRONICLE, TRACING ONE WOMAN'S UNFORGETTABLE JOURNEY TO SELF-ACCEPTANCE AND BELONGING. CO-PRESENTED WITH ACT ROXBURY.

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Broadcast program

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Video

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Chicago: “WGBH Forum Network; Mixed: My Life in Black and White,” 03/23/2006, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_67C0F29A8D494FDCA42276799A1790FD.
MLA: “WGBH Forum Network; Mixed: My Life in Black and White.” 03/23/2006. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_67C0F29A8D494FDCA42276799A1790FD>.
APA: WGBH Forum Network; Mixed: My Life in Black and White. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_67C0F29A8D494FDCA42276799A1790FD
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