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Basic Black After The Broadcast: African American Young Men and Education

January 24, 2014

After the broadcast the conversation turned to how to mobilize parents, educators, school systems, and the culture in a movement to eliminate the achievement gap for young black children, especially boys.

Panel:
- Callie Crossley, Host, Under the Radar with Callie Crossley
- Kim McLarin, cultural commentator and Assistant Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson College
- Peniel Joseph, Professor of history,Tufts University
- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News


Join us at WGBH to continue the conversation and meet filmmaker Michele Stephenson on Tuesday February 25.  For more info and tickets, visit our events page.



American Promise premieres on POV on February 3 at 10:00pm - check your local PBS listings.  The companion book for the film, Promises Kept, is on bookshelves January 14.
(Photo: Joe Brewster with his sons Idris and Miles.  Credit: Conrad Louis-Charles.)

American Promise is made possible by a grant from American Documentary | POV, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

              

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ABOUT BASIC BLACK

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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