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Racism: Coverage And Context


As a leader in public media and as an employer, it is imperative that we clearly state our position on anti-racism: We stand against racism and inequity throughout our society and particularly here at GBH. We are committed to advancing understanding, tolerance and justice. We are committed to addressing issues of race and diversity at GBH and making this a better workplace for our Black, Asian American Pacific Islander, and all employees of color.

Celebrating Juneteenth


Basic Black: Juneteenth And Its Meaning Today

Juneteenth. The commemoration and holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States, plus the historical significance of the day. Guests: Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Univ. and author of, “On Juneteenth,” L’Merchie Frazier, MAAH museum, Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson, Wellesley College, Imari Paris Jeffries, King Boston.

  • Watch: Slavery By Another Name

    Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality.
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MORE ON RACISM: COVERAGE AND CONTEXT FROM GBH

  • WORLD Channel Presents 'The Conversation Remix'


    Through three short, powerful character-driven films, we dive into how the current uprising following the murder of George Floyd is impacting communities, and how we can contribute to discussions about racial justice reform.
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AAPI Community Resources


Watch And Listen


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The State of Race


A series of virtual forums examining race and inequality in Massachusetts, presented by GBH and The Boston Globe.

The History Of White People In America


WORLD Channel, in partnership with PBS’ Independent Lens, presents a new animated musical series about America’s reckoning with race and injustice.

Historical Context


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