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Basic Black; Conversation With Mary Frances Berry


CAPTIONED MASTER Season 38 A Conversation with Mary Frances Berry Show# 3711 Taped: 09/14/2005 Producer: Valerie Linson Length: 26:46 Broadcast date: June 1, 2006

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Basic Black
Conversation With Mary Frances Berry
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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

Mary Frances Berry discusses her biography of Callie House, an ex-slave who spearheaded the reparations movement.



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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
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