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Basic Black; Conversation about Two Towns of Jasper


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Basic Black
Conversation about Two Towns of Jasper
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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

Basic Black talks with filmmakers Marco Williams and Whitney Dow about filming their unique documentary about race in Texas. Both filmmakers have ties to Boston, which brings another interesting dimension to the split between America's North and South.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Basic Black; Conversation about Two Towns of Jasper,” 01/23/2003, GBH Archives, accessed January 29, 2022,
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