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Basic Black; Mothers and Sons


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Basic Black
Mothers and Sons
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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

Basic Black gets up close and personal with three men as they talk about how their relationships with their mothers have provided a guiding force in their lives.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Chicago: “Basic Black; Mothers and Sons,” 05/04/2000, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9517AF63DC0423B941B497BD99D03A6.
MLA: “Basic Black; Mothers and Sons.” 05/04/2000. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9517AF63DC0423B941B497BD99D03A6>.
APA: Basic Black; Mothers and Sons. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D9517AF63DC0423B941B497BD99D03A6
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