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Basic Black; Legacy Of August Wilson, The


CAPTIONED MASTER Season 38 The Legacy of August Wilson Show#3706 Taped: 02/08/06 Producer: Valerie Linson Length: 26:46 Broadcast date: 5/11/06

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Basic Black
Legacy Of August Wilson, The
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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

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson explored black life and history through drama. Each of his ten plays chronicled a different decade of the African American experience, eventually covering 100 years of history. Many of those plays were workshopped in Boston before moving on to Broadway. Basic Black’s Robin Chandler leads members of Boston’s theater community in a conversation on August Wilson’s legacy.



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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
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