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Growing Up Black

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Growing Up Black

What does it mean to grow up black in America? In part, it means strangers looking at you with suspicion; being pulled over by the police for no reason; being afraid to walk outside because of who you are. Tonight, storytellers share stories of living while black in a country too often divided by race. Bullied by a group of kids, Ben Cunningham finds out he is not alone; Sue Schmidt shares the realities of raising kids of a different race; and Angie Chatman learns about how far we have come, and how far we have to go in a chance encounter she will never forget. Hosted by Wes Hazard.

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