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Season 15 Episode 21

The New Black

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Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Jun 15, 2014 on PBS
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The New Black
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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.moreless

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