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Basic Black; Conversation With Michael Dyson


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Basic Black
Conversation With Michael Dyson
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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

African American scholar, Reverend Michael Dyson's latest book, Holler If You Hear Me, attempts to bridge the gap between mainstream America and hip-hop culture.  Dyson explores the legacy of hip-hop artist, Tupac Shukar, and paints a portrait of an artist with varied interests and concerns.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation With Michael Dyson,” 05/02/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 20, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C46D8D840E244AACA080C2FDDC19277B.
MLA: “Basic Black; Conversation With Michael Dyson.” 05/02/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 20, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C46D8D840E244AACA080C2FDDC19277B>.
APA: Basic Black; Conversation With Michael Dyson. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C46D8D840E244AACA080C2FDDC19277B
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