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Soledad O'Brien On 'Black In America' & Documentarian Steve Crump's Series On 1963


Part One: Soledad O'Brien on 'Black in America.' Soledad O'Brien is an award-winning journalist, documentarian and author. You may remember her as an anchor for CNN, she also does work for Al Jazeera, HBO and National Geographic. She is responsible for CNN's 'Black in America' documentary series, which is intended to be a conversation starter about race in America. Now she's taking that conversation on the road in the form of a town hall and she's bringing it to Charlotte. As a person of mixed race, with a black Afro-Cuban mother and white Australian father of Irish descent, she has faced complicated questions about race herself, on camera and off. She has often had to answer questions like, "what are you?" Ahead of her 'Black in America Town Hall' tonight at Knight Theatre, Soledad O'Brien joins us to share her story and discuss the challenging and often divisive issues of race, class, opportunity and social change.

Soledad O'Brien
- Award winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor and Author of The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities



Part Two: Documentarian Steve Crump's Series On 1963. 1963 was a turbulent and pivotal year for the civil rights movement. The famous March on Washington took place in 1963 as did JFK’s speech on civil rights. Well known leader, Medgar Evers, was assassinated in 1963 and four little girls met a tragic end when a Birmingham church was bombed that year. Documentarian and journalist Steve Crump has already been honored for his documentaries on black history but he is back with a four part film that looks at all of the events of 1963 and how they shaped the battle for civil rights.
Steve Crump
- Documentarian, Reporter for WBTV