Black People : America Behind the Colorline

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  1. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    --America Behind the Color Line: Dialogues with African Americans---
    In this country, some Blacks have made it; others have not. Why? What
    determined the difference? Preeminent scholar, best-selling author and
    Harvard University faculty member Henry Louis Gates, Jr., seeks answers
    in
    AMERICA BEHIND THE COLOR LINE, a compilation of nearly 30
    thought-provoking
    essays on the Black experience. The four-part PBS documentary, based
    on the

    essays, will air (Check your local listings) Tuesday, Feb. 3 and
    Wednesday,

    Feb. 4, 2004, from 9 p.m. to 11p.m. Gates took the cross-country trek
    to
    discover why and how African-Americans have grown into what he sees as
    two
    very different Black communities, one privileged, and one
    disenfranchised.
    In the introduction, Gates explains that he wanted to let the world see
    how
    Black Americans really live and think. Harkening back to his years as
    part
    of Yale's Class of '69 and as one of the first large group of Blacks to
    be
    admitted there as undergraduates, he recalls promises he and his
    classmates
    made, to themselves and "to the race" that they would be "accountable
    to the

    people" and bring them along to scale "the historical barriers to
    racial
    progress." America Behind The Color Line is Gates' evaluation, a
    celebrity-filled report card, on his generation's attempt to keep those
    promises. Gates talked to some of the Black community's most notable
    figures

    -- including accomplished actors like Samuel L. Jackson and Don
    Cheadle;
    powerful and influential decision makers like Colin Powell and Russell
    Simmons; MTV favorite Alicia Keyes, and literary giant Maya Angelou..


    Much :peace:
    Akilah
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    thanks for this value infomation surely i will be
    watching for this to air and learn the differents
    between our black communities
     
  3. Akilah

    Akilah Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No problem .. you are very
    welcome Brother Rich ..

    Much Peace,
    Akilah :read:
     
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    I thought Mr. Gates did an excellent job on this documentary.

    A real Brother.

    I enjoyed every minute of it.
     
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