Tavis talks with 10-time Grammy winner and NEA Jazz Master George Benson about his autobiography.
Michael O’Hanlon of the Brookings Institution assesses the government’s National Intelligence Strategy of 2014. Writer Jeff Hobbs shares the heartbreaking story of his college roommate in his new book, “The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace”.
Karl Alexander, sociology professor at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the impediments to social mobility in a new book. Ten-time Grammy winner George Benson tells his remarkable rags-to-riches tale in his new memoir, “Benson: The Autobiography”.
Kyle Kondik, managing editor of the political newsletter Sabato’s Crystal Ball, handicaps the upcoming mid-term elections. Songwriter Paul Williams and screenwriter Tracey Jackson share life lessons in their book, “Gratitude & Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life”.
Marie Montgomery of the Automobile Club of Southern California joins us with “Five Things You Should Know About… Avoiding Road Rage”. And jazz vocalist Carmen Lundy shares her latest CD, “Soul to Soul”. 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