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Preview OWN’s Doc on One of America’s Most Exclusive & Historically Significant African American Communities

Preview OWN's Doc on One of America's Most Exclusive & Historically Significant African American Communities

Here’s a first look at the upcoming new OWN documentary, “Sag Harbor,” which explores one of America’s most exclusive and historically significant African-American beach communities. 

The 1-hour special, which premieres on Saturday, January 3 at 10 pm ET/PT, takes viewers on an unprecedented journey inside, featuring the locale’s current homeowners, including popular restauranteur and lifestyle pioneer, B. Smith.

Located in the heart of New York’s The Hamptons, the tight knit enclave was established as a refuge from racism in the early 20th century. With the recent housing boom, this once all African American neighborhood is now fighting to hold on to its identity. Real estate prices throughout the area have recently skyrocketed – an economic reality that is forcing the younger generations, now inheriting these cottages from their parents and grandparents, to face a vexing dilemma: To sell or not to sell?

“Sag Harbor,” the documentary, will profile a community at a crossroads.

It is produced by Ish Entertainment. Executive producers are Michael Hirschorn, Wendy Roth, and Toby Oppenheimer with co-executive producer Troy Roberts.

Check out a preview of the upcoming special below:

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