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Freedom Summer from The American Experience

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

June 20, 2014

On June 23rd the American Experience presented a preview of the film Freedom Summer at the Strand Theatre, Dorchester, Mass. The screening was followed by a discussion with filmmaker Stanley Nelson and activists and icons of the civil rights movement, Bob Moses and Dave Dennis. Basic Black was on hand to live tweet the event; see below for an archive of photos and comments from the evening.

 

(PLEASE NOTE: BASIC BLACK RETURNS IN THE FALL WITH NEW CONVERSATIONS - CHECK BACK LATER THIS SUMMER FOR DETAILS.)

 

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Basic Black: Brown v Board and the Return of Segregation?

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

Original broadcast date: May 16, 2014


This week on Basic Black, we take a look at the lasting impact of Brown v. Board of Education as we approach the 60th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in the case.

Additional reading: The Pro Publica Series, Segregation Now.


 

Top photo:  Students, parents and educators rally at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, for the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down the “separate but equal” concept established under Plessy v. Ferguson that kept schools segregated. (AP Photo)

 

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Basic Black: Brown v Board and the Return of Segregation?

Arts & Culture | Black Boston | Education | Politics

Original broadcast date: May 16, 2014


This week on Basic Black, we take a look at the lasting impact of Brown v. Board of Education as we approach the 60th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in the case.

Additional reading: The Pro Publica Series, Segregation Now.


 

Top photo:  Students, parents and educators rally at the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, May 13, 2014, for the 60th anniversary Brown v. Board of Education decision that struck down the “separate but equal” concept established under Plessy v. Ferguson that kept schools segregated. (AP Photo)

 

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Basic Black After the Broadcast: After Super Tuesday

Black Boston | Politics

February 26, 2016

After the broadcast the panelists considered the presidential campaign going forward after Super Tuesday, including the outcome of Clinton v. Sanders, the winner of the Republican nomination, and the importance of the upcoming battle to name a Supreme Court nominee in the wake of Justice Antonin Scalia's death.

 

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Basic Black: The 50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia

Arts & Culture

June 2, 2017

On this week's episode of Basic Black, host Tina Martin is joined by two interracial couples to talk about the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, a Supreme Court decision that struck down all anti-miscegnation laws in 1967 . Guest panelists include Carmen Fields, Lorenz Finison, Chandra and Mac Craven. 

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Basic Black: The 50th Anniversary of Loving v. Virginia

Arts & Culture

June 2, 2017

On this week's episode of Basic Black, host Tina Martin is joined by two interracial couples to talk about the 50th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, a Supreme Court decision that struck down all anti-miscegnation laws in 1967 . Guest panelists include Carmen Fields, Lorenz Finison, Chandra and Mac Craven. 

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Matters of Race in the Courtroom

Politics

By Virginia DePina

Timothy Tyrone Foster, a Black man, was charged and convicted of the murder of an elderly white woman. Upon recent discovery, the prosecutor's notes in the case revealed markings indicating the race on four potential jurors who were dismissed through peremptory strikes. Foster was sentenced to death by an all white jury. 

Dehlia Umunna, Clinical Professor of Law from Harvard Law School explains the impact of race in a courtroom, particularly in jury selection. 

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