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Basic Black
Conversation With John McWhorter, A
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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

In this Basic Black conversation with new host Kim McLarin, McWhorter talks about his thoughts on how black America might begin to understand and solve its cultural dilemmas, what he thinks it means to be "authentically black," and why he believes that Barack Obama may change the conception of what "black" is if he is elected president.

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation With John McWhorter, A,” 10/18/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 12, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D1B20F9D8C3D4488A2328B8DB6E35BFF.
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