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Basic Black; Amistad Revisited


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Basic Black
Amistad Revisited
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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

The first African-American to sail solo around the world on the replica of the slave ship Amistad visits Boston from October 14 to 26. In a studio discussion Captain Bill Pinkney, a gifted speaker and storyteller, will share about such adventures to the middle passage journey, which for him became a journey of personal discovery.



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Broadcast program

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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