Soul of a Nation

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Soul of a Nation
Premiere March 2, 2021
Airs various
Creator Marie Nelson
Network/Provider ABC
Style 60-minute news magazine
Company ABC News
Episodes 19 (ordered)
Status Currently airing
Origin USA
Official Site ABC

The historic sixteen-episode series, Soul of a Nation, the first broadcast network newsmagazine that aims to put Black life in America front and center, presents viewers with a unique window into authentic realities of Black life and dive deeper into this critical moment of racial reckoning. Each episode will explore a specific theme including spirituality, Black joy, activism in sports and the racial reckoning that erupted after George Floyd's death.

Soul of a Nation travels across the country, unpacking issues critical to Black Americans through intimate storytelling. Every episode will bridge the past, present and future through a variety of voices and experiences from athletes, entertainers, performers and screenwriters. Viewers will meet remarkable people like 95-year-old Lucille Burden Osborne, the great-granddaughter of Charles McGruder - her enslaved ancestor who was deployed to neighboring plantations as a breeder but created a home for his many children after emancipation; get a behind-the-scenes look and day in the life of some of TikTok's most influential young Black content creators to understand the business behind their brands; and learn about Afrofuturism as a philosophy, aesthetic, genre and tool for social change. In each episode, familiar faces - performers, activists, scholars and clergy - will gather for an entertaining and provocative conversation "in the kitchen" about current events. A special performance featuring some of the nation's greatest musicians, such as Cynthia Erivo, or spoken-word artists will close out each episode.



# Title Airdate Viewers 18-49 Rating
1 Reckonings March 2, 2021
2 Next March 9, 2021
3 Faith March 16, 2021
4 Black Joy March 23, 2021
5 Shut Up and... March 30, 2021
6 Reconstruction April 6, 2021
7 After Floyd: The Year that Shook the World May 25, 2021
8 Juneteenth: Together We Triumph June 18, 2021
9 Corazon de America: Celebrating Hispanic Culture September 17, 2021 1.944M 0.22%
10 Screen Queens Rising February 3, 2022 2.34M 0.29%
11 The Murder of Malcolm X and 55 Years to Justice February 3, 2022 1.761M 0.21%
12 Together as One: Celebrating Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage May 27, 2022 1.897M 0.27%
13 PRIDE: To Be Seen June 9, 2022 1.621M 0.25%
14 Sound of Freedom: A Juneteenth Celebration June 17, 2022 1.957M 0.24%
15 Mi Gente: Groundbreakers and Changemakers September 14, 2022 873k 0.11%
16 Black in Vegas February 1, 2023 1.576M 0.23%
17 The New Face of Hollywood May 26, 2023
18 The Freedom to Exist June 6, 2023
19 TBA June 19, 2023


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