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Black Power TVA Community Forum, Video Screening and Book Signing


September 18, 2014  ·  Harold Prince Theatre

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In Devorah Heitner’s book Black Power TV, she chronicles the evolution of Black public affairs television during the 1960s and ‘70s through the emergence of local and national programming. New York’s Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant and Boston’s Say Brother offered their own take on mainstream discourse while also highlighting important figures in Black history and exploring Black culture and art. Black Power TV reveals how the early Black public affairs television programs redefined African American representations in ways that continue to reverberate in society today.

Join Black Power TV author and media scholar Devorah Heitner for a screening and discussion of segments from Black public affairs shows from around the country including Philadelphia’s Visions. Led by Sara Lomax-Reese, WURD President and General Manager, the distinguished panel will include:

At the conclusion of the forum, Heitner will be available to sign copies of Black Power TV. Copies will be available for sale at the event.

This event is free but a ticket is required!

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This event is co-presented by the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

Event sponsors:
The Lomax Family Foundation
Penn Institute for Urban Research
Penn Libraries