American Black Journal

Barbershop

Clip: Season 47 Episode 25 | 7m 51s

A program that encourages African American boys to read while waiting their turn at the barbershop has come to Detroit. Originating in Harlem, the “barbershop books” initiative aims to increase literacy among black boys. The US department of education says more than 85-percent of 4th grade African American males are not proficient in reading. Episode 4725/Segment 1

Aired: 05/24/19

Rating: NR

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