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Basic Black; Hip Hop Cultural And Social Justice


MASTER Program #3802 Program Title: Hip Hop and Social Justice Producer: Valerie Linson Broadcast Date: 11/16/2006 Length: 26:46

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Basic Black
Hip Hop Cultural And Social Justice
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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

Break dancing, graffiti and rap music are well-known elements of hip-hop culture. But can hip hop culture also be the spark that mobilizes a generation toward positive social change? Howard Manly is joined by Mariamma White Hammond, director of Project Hip Hop, based in Roxbury, and Phil Haddix, spoken word performer and coordinator of the Career Connection and the summer program for Just A Start, based in Cambridge.



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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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