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Interviewees

Clifford Alexander
Clifford Alexander
Former U.S. Secretary of the Army
Devin Allen
Devin Allen
Photographer
Loretta Augustine-Herron
Loretta Augustine-Herron
Community Organizer
Joan Baez
Joan Baez
Musician & Activist
Leslie Parks-Bailey
Leslie Parks-Bailey
Gordon Parks' Daughter
Harry Belafonte
Harry Belafonte
Actor & Activist
Maurice Berger
Maurice Berger
Cultural Historian
Mary Frances Berry
Mary Frances Berry
Historian
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Poet & Prison Reform Advocate
Joanne Bland
Joanne Bland
Activist
Carol Moseley Braun
Carol Moseley Braun
U.S Senator
Philip Brookman
Philip Brookman
Curator
David Brooks
David Brooks
Columnist, The New York Times
Lonnie Bunch
Lonnie Bunch
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
Xernona Clayton
Xernona Clayton
Activist
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
U.S. Politician
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Author & Journalist
Jelani Cobb
Jelani Cobb
Historian & Author
Dorothy Cotton
Dorothy Cotton
Activist
Katie Couric
Katie Couric
Journalist
Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
Filmmaker
Michael Eric Dyson
Michael Eric Dyson
Author & Professor
Marian Wright Edelman
Marian Wright Edelman
Activist
Richard Fernandez
Richard Fernandez
Activist
Mary Lou Finley
Mary Lou Finley
Activist
Nicole Fleetwood
Nicole Fleetwood
Art Historian & Curator
LaToya Ruby Frazier
LaToya Ruby Frazier
Photographer
Melinda Gates
Melinda Gates
Philanthropist
Nelson George
Nelson George
Writer & Filmmaker
Tom Houck
Tom Houck
Activist
Sherrilyn Ifill
Sherrilyn Ifill
Lawyer
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Author & Activist
Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
Activist & Politician
Clarence Jones
Clarence Jones
Civil Rights Attorney
Jerry Kellman
Jerry Kellman
Community Organizer
Keegan-Michael Key
Keegan-Michael Key
Comedian
Bernard Lafayette
Bernard Lafayette
Activist & Organizer
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
Filmmaker
Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis
Author & Activist
John Lewis
John Lewis
Politician & Civil Rights Activist
Alvin Love
Alvin Love
Pastor
Sam Massell
Sam Massell
Politician & Businessman
DeRay Mckesson
DeRay Mckesson
Activist
Judd Miner
Judd Miner
Civil Rights Lawyer
Khalil Muhammad
Khalil Muhammad
Historian & Professor
Diane Nash
Diane Nash
Activist
Michele Norris
Michele Norris
Journalist
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
U.S. President, 2009-2017
Michal Raz-Russo
Michal Raz-Russo
Curator
David Remnick
David Remnick
Journalist
Cecile Richards
Cecile Richards
President, Planned Parenthood 2006-2018
Betty Rollin
Betty Rollin
Journalist & Author
Paul Roth
Paul Roth
Curator
Richard Roundtree
Richard Roundtree
Actor
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Politician & Activist
Cleveland Sellers
Cleveland Sellers
Activist
Jamel Shabazz
Jamel Shabazz
Photographer
Reverend Al Sharpton
Reverend Al Sharpton
Civil Rights Activist
Shirley Sherrod
Shirley Sherrod
Activist
Mario Sprouse
Mario Sprouse
Musician & Composer
Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
Writer & Activist
Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson
Founder, Equal Justice Initiative
George Takei
George Takei
Actor & Activist
C.T. Vivian
C.T. Vivian
Minister & Activist
Darren Walker
Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation
Cornel West
Cornel West
Philosopher & Activist
Andrew Young
Andrew Young
U.S. Ambassador
Genevieve Young
Genevieve Young
Gordon Parks' Wife
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