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PBS Digital Studios' "Blank on Blank" has released a never-before-released interview with the Godfather of Soul

By Prachi Gupta

Published May 28, 2013 6:50PM (EDT)

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PBS Digital Studios and David Gerlach's "Blank on Blank" series has released another never-before-heard interview, this one the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. Speaking to ABC News Radio reporter Rocci Fisch, James expounds on blackness in America and his success. "Black is not a color; it's an attitude," said Brown. "It's an attitude of independence, respect and dignity."

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Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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