Basic Black; Conversations With Jesse Jackson
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- Basic Black
- Conversations With Jesse Jackson
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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
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Host Darren Duarte conducts the interview, probing Jackson's early influences, his religious and political beliefs, his family life and his dreams for the future of America. “Jackson is not on his political soapbox in this interview,” Darren says. “He opens up about who he is, what makes him tick, and what he's working toward for African Americans.” One of Jackson's goals is to motivate young people while teaching them the history of American civil rights. “If you have a sense of history, if you know how far we have come, we almost have bragging rights,” Jackson says in the interview. “If you don't know what we came from, you can get very depressed…. We must put our lives in context and be generated by hope and not paralyzed or slowed down by cynicism.”
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- Social Issues
- Race and Ethnicity
- Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversations With Jesse Jackson,” 11/14/1999, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed September 21, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DDCE4E72E6F04BBA8EA7C2C0B19B1132.
- MLA: “Basic Black; Conversations With Jesse Jackson.” 11/14/1999. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. September 21, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DDCE4E72E6F04BBA8EA7C2C0B19B1132>.
- APA: Basic Black; Conversations With Jesse Jackson. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_DDCE4E72E6F04BBA8EA7C2C0B19B1132