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Basic Black; Conversation With Ahmed Kathrada


CAPTIONED MASTER A Conversation with Ahmed Kathrada Season 38 Show#3707 Broadcast: 05/18/06 Producer: Valerie Linson Length: 26:42 Unclear if Closed Captioned

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Basic Black
Conversation With Ahmed Kathrada
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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

Program Description

Born in 1929, Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada is a veteran of the South African liberation struggle. He was an ANC (African National Congress) leader and member of parliament as well as a deeply trusted confidante of some of the most prominent political activists in South Africa's struggle to abolish apartheid. Host Howard Manly interviews Kathrada about his past and current activism in the cause of human rights and justice in South Africa.



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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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