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Friday - April 24, 2015 at 7:30pm | WGBH 2/HD | basicblack.org


This week on Basic Black's roundtable:

Renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates is under fire for giving in to a demand to change content for his Finding Your Roots program. Actor Ben Affleck asked Gates to leave out information about his slave holding ancestors. We'll explore what happens when an historical fact is an uncomfortable truth.
 
Later Michael Eric Dyson’s 10,000 word, detailed, blistering, take-down of Cornel West, his one-time friend and mentor. Is this a personal spat, or a long overdue reset of the role of public intellectuals in the age of BlackLivesMatter?
 
And finally join us online to take a look at the road to the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, to become the first African American woman US Attorney General.
 
 
Panelists:
- Callie Crossley, Host, Under The Radar With Callie Crossley, 89.7 WGBH Radio
- Kim McLarin, Associate Professor of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, Emerson College
- Phillip Martin, Senior Reporter, WGBH News
- Michael Jeffries, Associate Professor, American Studies, Wellesley College
- Carole Bell, Assistant Professor, College of Communication, Northeastern University

 

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