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THE CHAVIS CHRONICLES: Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton & Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba

Airs Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. on KPBS 2

Photo montage. Each week, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. – an award-winning jour...

Credit: Courtesy of American Public Television

Above: Photo montage. Each week, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. – an award-winning journalist, civil rights icon, and consummate intellectual influencer – inteviews famous leaders and politicians, doctors and scientists, cultural leaders and influencers from around the globe.

On this episode, veteran civil rights activist and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton reflects on the intersection of the Black Lives Matter movement and the three great civil rights acts of the 1960s.

Despite those changes, Congresswoman Norton says the vestiges of racism remains embedded in American life. Yet she believes this new, young multicultural generation sees race differently and will demand greater change, just as social justice crusaders fought for over 60 years ago.

Also, The Honorable Chokwe Antar Lumumba is making it his mission to transform the city of Jackson, Mississippi into "the most radical city on the planet."

Jackson is a city with a rich American history, but it's also plagued by persistent poverty, health disparities, confederate symbols and generations of racist sentiments.

By advocating for social and economic change, Mayor Lumumba is determined to transform this 85% African American city into a model of economic optimism.

Photo credit: Courtesy of American Public Television

THE CHAVIS CHRONICLES is a thought-provoking half-hour weekly talk show with an urban American flair featuring Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.'s (pictured) interviews with famous leaders and politicians, doctors and scientists, cultural leaders and influencers from around the globe.

About The Series:

THE CHAVIS CHRONICLES is a thought-provoking half-hour weekly talk show with an urban American flair featuring interviews with famous leaders and politicians, doctors and scientists, cultural leaders and influencers from around the globe. The public affairs program goes beyond the headlines offering insights on matters that impact the public, and provides a unique perspective from a renowned living legend of the African-American world.

Each week, Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. hosts the 52-part series. Dr. Chavis – an award-winning journalist, civil rights icon, and consummate intellectual influencer – is a skilled interviewer who presents important content and diverse conversations that are engaging, enlightening and entertaining to a wide audience.

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THE CHAVIS CHRONICLES is a thought-provoking half-hour weekly talk show with an urban American flair featuring interviews with famous leaders and politicians, doctors and scientists, cultural leaders and influencers from around the globe.

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