Date Posted: 6/30/2019
Capitol Broadcasting Company’s (CBC) Fox affiliate WRAZ Raleigh aired on June 19 the documentary “Black Country.” CBC partnered with Black Country Productions and first-time filmmaker Keyetta Mangum as part of its mission to develop long-form original programming for local and national distribution. “Black Country” showcases an African American culture dedicated to a country lifestyle, including horses, trail rides, bush track racing and raising younger generations to value nature.
“The story of Black Country is one that needs to be told. It’s a vibrant part of our community that is invisible to most people, and it’s not just in North Carolina,” said Shelly Leslie, who heads Capitol’s original programming development unit and is executive producer of Black Country. “We’re also proud to provide a platform for diverse voices.”