East Tennessean: ‘The New Black’ engages audiences in the south

February 26, 2015

Throughout the documentary, there are a number of stories told that have the same goal in mind: to look at the intersection between the LGBT communities, the Civil Rights movements and the black church, Welbon said.

“One of the strongest story lines for me is the story of Karess,” Welbon said. “She gets involved in an issue that’s really important to her, so just looking at her as a role model, as somebody who will go out and do the work to achieve a goal for themselves; I think that’s a really important story a college student can relate to.”


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The New Black

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