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Basic Black; Conversation with Stephen Carter


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Basic Black
Conversation with Stephen Carter
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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

The largest advance in the field of publishing was awarded to Stephen Carter. This Yale law school professor has several books under his belt, but it is his first novel that captured the attention of the country. The Emperor of Ocean Park is a story placed on the Massachusetts island of Martha's Vineyard, about a family whose patriarch mysteriously dies.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation with Stephen Carter,” 11/21/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CCAF5B2215174F39824E003DFB70418F.
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