Tavis talks with director of the critically acclaimed film Whiplash, Damien Chazelle.
Economist Jeffrey Sachs analyzes President Obama’s State of the Union speech and looks back on the anniversary of the 2010 Citizens United decision. American Bar Association president-elect Paulette Brown explores implicit bias among law enforcement officers. Benedict Cumberbatch discusses his Oscar-nominated performance in “The Imitation Game”.
Director Ava DuVernay talks about the controversy surrounding her film, “Selma”. Sir Patrick Stewart discusses his starring role as a Juilliard dance instructor in the new independent film “Match”. 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