Tavis talks with 10-time Grammy-winning musician, songwriter, actor and Harvard law school grad Rubén Blades.
Tavis talks with Bhaskar Sunkara, whose new magazine, Jacobin, is dedicated to shaking up the status quo.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) discusses criminal justice reform legislation he introduced with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY.). Eric Liu, a former speechwriter and domestic policy advisor to Bill Clinton, shares his new memoir, “A Chinaman’s Chance: One Family’s Journey and the Chinese American Dream”. Career and HR expert Vicki Salemi has “Five Things You Should Know About… Job Interviews”.
Freda Payne shares her latest album, “Come Back To Me Love”. Billionaire entrepreneur Nick Hanauer ponders America’s income inequality crisis.
Alma J. Powell, chair of America’s Promise Alliance, discusses their new report on high school graduation rates, “Don’t Call Them Dropouts”. African-American NASCAR champion Darrell Wallace, Jr. discusses his experiences on and off the track. And guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd shares his latest CD, “Goin’ Home”. Listen Now
Tavis Smiley has come a long way from his humble beginnings in Gulfport, Mississippi (PDF).
America I AM: The African American Imprint lecture series is a two-hour discussion with the museum exhibition's presenter and two distinguished scholars sharing the extraordinary impact of African American contributions to our nation and the world.
Through a dramatic 400-year storyline presentation, museum-goers will discover rare and never-before-seen artifacts on loan from domestic and international private collections. Featured items include original documents, iconic objects, compelling photographs, historic artifacts, music, video, and other items from the popular culture tells the American story through the African American experience showcasing strife, expansion, democracy, innovation, artistic expression, and cultural exchanges. America I AM is a 15,000-square-foot traveling museum exhibition for all Americans.
Read some of the press coverage:
The Atlanta Journal Constitution – “America I AM” exhibit includes Michael Jackson finds”
CNN – Tavis sits down with CNN anchor T.J. Holmes to discuss America I AM
Rolling Out Online: “The Great Escape: 6 Cultural Activities to Enjoy This Summer”
The Atlanta Journal Constitution – “Imprint on History”
The New York Times - "Fragments Tell a Story of Pain and Pride"
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Editorial
The Philadelphia Inquirer - "Our Story"
The Press Republican