Basic Black
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 7:30pm

This week on "Basic Black": in the middle of Black History Month, we ask the question posed by the provocative new film premiering February 16 on PBS’ Independent Lens series: Is Black History Month still necessary? The film More Than A Month is a chronicle of filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman’s one-man quest to end Black History Month.  (WORLD will broadcast More Than a Month on Wednesday, February 22.)

Our panel this week: Callie Crossley, Host and Executive Editor, WGBH Radio;  Kim McLarin, Assistant Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson College;  Peniel Joseph, Professor of History, Tufts University, and Omar Wasow, Co-Founder of Black Planet and contributor to The Root.com.