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Five Chicago-area African American teenagers from diverse backgrounds are profiled in Mary Morten's 'Woke Up Black.'

Feb. 25, 2011

In her new documentary Woke Up Black, Chicago filmmaker Mary Morten follows the lives of five young African Americans over the course of two years. Eight Forty-Eight sat down with Morten and one of the young men profiled in her documentary to talk about the highs and lows of growing up in the area as an African American. Then Johnny Kozlar, one of the young candidates who made an unsuccessful bid for alderman, told host Alison Cuddy about his weekend plans in the latest installment of The Weekly Guide