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Basic Black Live: The Emancipation Proclamation at 150

(Originally broadcast January 4, 2013.)

The Emancipation Proclamation is 150 years old this week.  Historian Eric Foner called this document one of the most important documents in American history.  Does the Emancipation Proclamation have any meaning for contemporary times?

Also, our panelists look ahead with predictions for 2013.

Panelists:
    •    Callie Crossley, host and moderator, Boston Public Radio, 89.7 WGBH Radio
    •    Kim McLarin, assistant professor or writing, literature, and publishing, Emerson College
    •    Phillip Martin, senior reporter, 89.7 WGBH Radio
    •    Peniel Joseph, professor of history, Tufts University, WEB Du Bois fellow, Harvard University

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Basic Black is produced live in WGBH's Studio B featuring a panel of the region’s sharpest observers of the current news, events, and topics impacting black communities locally and nationally. A simultaneous live stream at www.basicblack.org gives viewers the opportunity to submit comments and questions in real time during the broadcast.

Since 1968, Basic Black (formerly Say Brother) has reflected on the concerns and culture of African Americans through conversations, performances, and short-form documentaries. Basic Black captures the stories and events that illuminate the African American experience in the Boston area and beyond.

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