Tag: civil-rights
mlk1_08-25-11
Interview
Airdate: August 25, 2011

This installment of the primetime special Tavis Smiley Reports examines the forgotten agenda of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

tasm-DianeNash
Interview
Airdate: May 10, 2011

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.

rebecca-skloot-2011-04-14
Interview
Airdate: April 14, 2011

Author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks describes the reaction to her book, which remains on the NYT best-seller list.

clarence-jones-2011-01-17
Interview
Airdate: January 17, 2011

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.

isabel-wilkerson-2010-12-23
Interview
Airdate: December 23, 2010

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.

clarence-jones-2010-12-09
Interview
Airdate: December 9, 2010

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 [...]

tom-brokaw-2010-12-06
Interview
Airdate: December 6, 2010

Veteran journalist discusses race relations in the U.S. today and describes the essence of American character.

andrew-young-2010-11-09
Interview
Airdate: November 9, 2010

Former U.N. ambassador comments on the impact of the current state of U.S. politics on global economic decisions.

isabel-wilkerson-2010-10-06
Interview
Airdate: October 6, 2010

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.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
June 1st, 2010

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 [...]

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