This installment of the primetime special Tavis Smiley Reports examines the forgotten agenda of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Civil rights activist Diane Nash—one of the people featured in the powerful American Experience documentary “Freedom Riders”—reflects on the 50th anniversary of the original group of volunteers who risked their lives to fight segregation in the Deep South.
Author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks describes the reaction to her book, which remains on the NYT best-seller list.
Speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and author of Behind the Dream explains why Dr. King’s “Dream” speech served as a beacon light that revealed who King was.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses the legacy of the Great Migration of African Americans, which she writes about in her book The Warmth of Other Suns.
Tavis: Clarence B. Jones served as a longtime counsel and part-time speechwriter for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He is now a scholar in residence at Stanford’s MLK Research and Education Institute. His forthcoming text is called “Behind the Dream: The Making of the Speech that Transformed a Nation.” Clarence Jones, as always, good to [...]
Veteran journalist discusses race relations in the U.S. today and describes the essence of American character.
Former U.N. ambassador comments on the impact of the current state of U.S. politics on global economic decisions.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist discusses the legacy of the Great Migration of African Americans and explains why it is so deeply embedded in American culture.
A former Arizona state senator calls it “the second coming of the civil rights movement.” Arizona’s Pima County Sheriff calls it a “travesty.” And New Mexico’s governor calls it an “unconstitutional human rights-violating law.” They are referring to Arizona’s SB 1070 — a controversial new law that makes the failure to carry immigration documents illegal [...]