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Interviewees

Devin Allen
Devin Allen
Photographer
Edward Ayers
Edward Ayers
Historian
Joan Baez
Joan Baez
Musician & Activist
Leslie Parks-Bailey
Leslie Parks-Bailey
Gordon Parks' Daughter
Maurice Berger
Maurice Berger
Cultural Historian
Mary Frances Berry
Mary Frances Berry
Historian
Christopher Bonner
Christopher Bonner
Historian
Philip Brookman
Philip Brookman
Curator
Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
Investor & Philanthropist
Lonnie Bunch
Lonnie Bunch
Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
Michael Burlingame
Michael Burlingame
Historian
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton
U.S. Politician
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Author & Journalist
Jelani Cobb
Jelani Cobb
Historian & Author
Abigail Cooper
Abigail Cooper
Historian
Adger Cowans
Adger Cowans
Photographer
Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
Filmmaker
Justene Hill Edwards
Justene Hill Edwards
Historian
Nicole Fleetwood
Nicole Fleetwood
Art Historian & Curator
Eric Foner
Eric Foner
Historian
LaToya Ruby Frazier
LaToya Ruby Frazier
Photographer
Nelson George
Nelson George
Writer & Filmmaker
Kerri Greenidge
Kerri Greenidge
Historian
Steven Hahn
Steven Hahn
Historian
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Author & Activist
Jesse Jackson
Jesse Jackson
Activist & Politician
Kellie Carter Jackson
Kellie Carter Jackson
Historian
Caroline Janney
Caroline Janney
Historian
Broderick Johnson
Broderick Johnson
Chair, My Brother's Keeper
Matthew Karp
Matthew Karp
Historian
Spike Lee
Spike Lee
Filmmaker
Alvin Love
Alvin Love
Pastor
Chandra Manning
Chandra Manning
Historian
Kate Masur
Kate Masur
Historian
Edna Greene Medford
Edna Greene Medford
Historian
James McPherson
James McPherson
Historian
Michele Mitchell
Michele Mitchell
Historian
Khalil Muhammad
Khalil Muhammad
Historian & Professor
James Oakes
James Oakes
Historian
Barack Obama
Barack Obama
U.S. President, 2009-2017
Michal Raz-Russo
Michal Raz-Russo
Curator
David Reynolds
David Reynolds
Historian
Paul Roth
Paul Roth
Curator
Richard Roundtree
Richard Roundtree
Actor
Cleveland Sellers
Cleveland Sellers
Activist
Jamel Shabazz
Jamel Shabazz
Photographer
Shirley Sherrod
Shirley Sherrod
Activist
Manisha Sinha
Manisha Sinha
Historian
Mario Sprouse
Mario Sprouse
Musician & Composer
John Stauffer
John Stauffer
Historian
Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem
Writer & Activist
Bryan Stevenson
Bryan Stevenson
Founder, Equal Justice Initiative
Darren Walker
Darren Walker
President, Ford Foundation
Cornel West
Cornel West
Philosopher & Activist
Edward Widmer
Edward Widmer
Historian
Sean Wilentz
Sean Wilentz
Historian
Genevieve Young
Genevieve Young
Gordon Parks' Wife
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