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Independent Lens Episode: "The New Black"

Season 15, Episode 21
Episode Synopsis: The struggle over gay rights within the African-American community is examined via the fight for and against a 2012 referendum on same-sex marriage in Maryland, where blacks make up almost a third of the electorate. The documentary also delves into the split within the black church on the issue, as some pastors supported the referendum while others opposed it; and details the historical role and importance of the church to the black community. It also shares the stories of gay African-Americans.
Original Air Date: Jun 15, 2014
Guest Cast Harry Jackson Carlton Pearson Delman Coates Julian Bond

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Premiered: August 09, 1999, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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