This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. His widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams, joins us for reflection and remembrance. In her book, "The American Non-Dilemma", Rutgers sociologist Nancy DiTomaso explains how racial inequality persists even when there is no racism. Five-time Grammy-winning trumpeter Terence Blanchard reflects on his career and shares his new CD, "Magnetic". More
Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig reflects on the NSA controversy and lays out his plan for comprehensive campaign finance reform. Plus, Columbia professor Farah Jasmine Griffin talks about the history of surveillance in the civil rights movement, and her new text, Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II. More
Beginning February 2011, Tavis Smiley presents America I AM: The Multimedia Experience, a fully-produced audio/visual keynote presentation inspired by the touring museum America I AM: The African American Imprint.