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Basic Black
Beyond the Glass Ceiling
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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

What are the obstacles and opportunities for African Americans seeking advancement in Corporate America? Are Boston businesses making strides in establishing diversity at the senior executive level? Tonight, Basic Black talks with African Americans who have risen through the ranks of their careers and reached the top. Through the experiences of executives who have "made it," the program will explore how race influences corporate advancement.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
Chicago: “Basic Black; Beyond the Glass Ceiling,” 04/12/2001, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed January 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F0DE61F0BFBA46088EA7339447207EF0.
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