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FRONTLINE; Two Nations of Black America, The

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Two Nations of Black America, The
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Premiered January 1983 Since January 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's - PBS - flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its television broadcast debut as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 23 years is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience. Series release date: 1/1983

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Today, America has the largest black middle class in its history, yet half of all black children are born into poverty. Have the walls of segregation tumbled down, only to be replaced by walls of class? FRONTLINE correspondent and Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., grapples with the issues facing the "two nations of black America" as he takes a personal journey that measures the distance between the beneficiaries of Affirmative Action and those they left behind.

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APA: FRONTLINE; Two Nations of Black America, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D34C22D6A1224A38810E4A47DB26470F
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