Detroit Evening Report: DPTV, WDET hosting town hall ahead of ‘Making Black America’ docuseries premiere

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Making Black America

Detroit members of Black Greek organizations will celebrate the launch of a new PBS series that explores the social networks and organizations Black people created to survive, defy and transform America.

“Making Black America” is the latest project from historian Henry Louis Gates. Jr. and is set to air on Detroit Public Television (DPTV) throughout October.

DPTV and WDET will host a town hall next week in collaboration with the Divine Nine and the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The focus is the history, contributions and future of Black sororities and fraternities.

Mark Lee, the president and CEO of the Lee Group, will moderate a series of discussions with Divine Nine members. The town hall is Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m. at the Wayne State University Community Arts Auditorium.

“Making Black America” airs every Tuesday in October at 8 p.m. ET on Detroit Public Television.

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  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.