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Basic Black; Black Science Fiction


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Basic Black
Black Science Fiction
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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

In this program, Basic Black will profile two of science fiction's most prolific writers and the phenomena of Black sci-fi that's gaining ground in the African American community.



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Broadcast program

Media Type


Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
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