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Roxbury Discovered

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

Tours of Roxbury reveal its front-row seat to history, from the Revolutionary War to Malcolm X.

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A Boston Poet: Mignon Ariel King

Arts & Culture | Black Boston

An interview with Boston poet Mignon Ariel King.
 

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Bruce George: A Poet For the Stage

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Politics

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Growing Old - 1974

Black Boston | Health

Pearl M. Johnson, an 89-year-old woman in a wheelchair shows snapshots to the camera and talks about her experiences in the nursing home. "If I had this job, I'd be more sympathetic."

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A performance from the original play "For Colored Girls ..."

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Health | Politics

An excerpt from For Colored Girls Who've Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Was Enough which was performed at WGBH in December 1977.  The choreopoem was wriiten by award-winning poet and playwright Ntozake Shange.  The performer is Barbara Alston.
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Nikki Giovanni: On Writing - 1975

Arts & Culture | Politics

 In a career that has spanned over 30 years, poet, professor and activist Nikki Giovanni is the author of 27 books, a Grammy nominee, and was recently named one of Oprah Winfrey's "25 Living Legends."  Giovanni is currently a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.

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Amiri Baraka at Tufts University - 1974

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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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Amiri Baraka at Tufts University - 1974

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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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