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2004, TV Show

Episode Detail: South: The Black Belt; Chicago: Streets of Heaven - America Beyond the Color Line

Harvard humanities professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. surveys the state of black America in a two-part report. In Part 1, Gates finds progress in "the new South" and regression in "the parallel universe" occupied by Chicago's black underclass. The good news: a black mayor and police chief in Memphis; a "colorblind" Army (seen at Fort Benning, Ga.). But in Chicago, Gates meets a young man who takes home $600 a month at a fast-food restaurant but says he could make $6000 a day selling drugs.

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Premiered: February 03, 2004
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A four-hour assessment of the state of black America at the beginning of the 21st century, presented by Harvard humanities professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., who hosted the 1999 PBS series `Wonders of the African World.'

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