“Soul of a Nation,” a six-episode series premiering on ABC News, will break history as the first broadcast network newsmagazine that aims to put Black life in America front and center. Viewers will be presented with a unique window into authentic realities of Black life and unpack issues critical to Black Americans through intimate storytelling that bridges the past, present and future. You’ll find familiar faces in each episode- from performers, activists, and scholars to clergy members– who will all open up for entertaining and provocative conversations about current events. Each episode will focus on a specific theme such as the reckoning that erupted after George Floyd’s death, spirituality, Black boy joy, Black girl magic, activism in sports and more. Viewers will also get to enjoy special performances from captivating artists like John Legend.
As an educational, entertaining, thought provoking series, “Soul of a Nation” is long overdue. It is time for America to have this conversation. “We’re excited to expand enterprising Black storytelling and the celebration of Black culture beyond the month of February,” said co-executive producer Eric Johnson. “Viewers of all backgrounds, regardless of race, will be moved, educated and inspired by the broad range of stories and topics shared on this show.”
HBCU Student Roundtable Series (LIVE)
On the week of March 15th, 2021, we will be hosting three live roundtable discussions with ABC News journalists, HBCU students and graduates to discuss the importance of the Soul of A Nation series. The three-part series will go Live on HBCU Buzz Facebook and Youtube. Tune in on March 15th at 12pm EST and March 17th and March 19th at 1pm EST.
HBCU Virtual Watch Party & Kickback (LIVE)
On Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021 we will be hosting an exclusive live watch party and kickback for the fourth episode of Soul of a Nation: Black Joy. Black joy will explore comedy within the Black community, and how it has come to define the art form as a whole. DJ and recording artist Jae Murphy will be spinning the tracks while North Carolina A&T State University student and #1 HBCU Host DJ CDK on The Mic will be giving away swag bags! Join us by RSVPing here!
Be sure to tune into the enthralling series “Soul of a Nation” every Tuesday in March at 10pm EST/9pm CST on ABC News! You can also catch the episodes on Hulu the day after.