Making Black America Documentary, Black Fraternities and Sororities | ABJ Full Episode


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“American Black Journal” previews a new PBS documentary series, “Making Black America: Through the Grapevine” by noted historian and storyteller Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.. The series focuses on the vast social networks, associations and organizations created by and for African Americans as a means of empowerment in the face of racism.

Host Stephen Henderson talks with the series producer and director, Stacey Holman, about the organizations and networks profiled in the documentary, the importance of community and creative spaces for African Americans, and how Black people have remained resilient and joyful even amid struggles.

Plus, excerpts from Detroit Public Television and WDET-FM's “Making Black Detroit” Town Hall on the importance of Black fraternities and sororities. The LEE Group's President & CEO Mark S. Lee moderates a discussion on the history, contributions and future of the Black Greek letter organizations from a local perspective.

Episode 5040

Published 2 years ago

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