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Basic Black After The Broadcast: Who Should Have Created the MLK Memorial?

Arts & Culture | Politics


(Originally streamed January 13, 2012)

After the broadcast the conversation turned to focus on the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial on the National Mall.  The Interior Secretary announced that the paraphrased quote referring to Dr. King's remarks about being a "drum major for justice" will be revised to reflect Dr. King's actual words,  But the discussion heated up when it came to the topic of who should have been awarded the honor of creating the monument.


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Basic Black: Remembering Maya Angelou

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

May 30, 2014

This week on Basic Black-- we pause to remember Maya Angelou—cultural icon, global artist, and wise elder who died this week at the age of 86.  Angelou’s  first book, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings became a bestseller 30 years ago.  We'll talk about her seminal works and later in the discussion, a conversation we hope Angelou would have appreciated, our favorite books and authors we're taking with us into the summer.

 

Author Maya Angelou delivers a tribute to South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding Award Ceremony at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

 

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Basic Black: Remembering Maya Angelou

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

May 30, 2014

This week on Basic Black-- we pause to remember Maya Angelou—cultural icon, global artist, and wise elder who died this week at the age of 86.  Angelou’s  first book, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings became a bestseller 30 years ago.  We'll talk about her seminal works and later in the discussion, a conversation we hope Angelou would have appreciated, our favorite books and authors we're taking with us into the summer.

 

Author Maya Angelou delivers a tribute to South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at the J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding Award Ceremony at the State Department in Washington, Friday, Nov. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

 

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Basic Black: Favorite Books and Summer Reading

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Health | Politics

May 30, 2014

After the broadcast the panelists discussed past and current books and what they'd be reading this summer.

 

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Elma Lewis - 1975

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Elma Lewis reads aloud from the poem, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

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Elma Lewis - 1975

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Elma Lewis reads aloud from the poem, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings."

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