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Basic Black; Conversation With Howard Bryant


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Basic Black
Conversation With Howard Bryant
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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

Boston native and national sportswriter, Howard Bryant's new book Shut Out looks at race within the Boston Red Sox. Bryant's book chronicles the team's history related to the integration of the ball club, including failing to sign both Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. In a personal exchange, Mr. Bryant weaves together the city, the team and race.



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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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