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United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell


With W. Kamau Bell in conversation with Errol Louis and John Avlon

Part of the series Changing the Picture, sponsored by Time Warner Inc.

Executive produced by Jimmy Fox, W. Kamau Bell, Star Price, Ethan Berlin. 2015, 42 mins. Digital projection. With W. Kamau Bell. The new CNN original series United Shades of America follows comedian W. Kamau Bell as he boldly explores the far corners of the United States and its various communities to start conversations about race. In a special preview, Bell will introduce the series with a screening of the first episode, “The New KKK,” in which he visits a Ku Klux Klan chapter in Arkansas. Following the screening, Bell will participate in a discussion with Errol Louis, political commentator and TV host, and John Avlon, political analyst and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast.

W. Kamau Bell is a socio-political comedian and host of the CNN Original Series United Shades of America, for which he is also an executive producer.  He is best known for his FX comedy series, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (executive produced by Chris Rock).

Errol Louis is a CNN Political Commentator and the host of Inside City Hall, a nightly political show on NY1, a New York all-news channel.

John Avlon is a CNN political analyst and Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast. He is the author of Independent Nation: How Centrists Can Change American Politics and Wingnuts: Extremism in the Age of Obama.

Admission is free. RSVP here. All reserved tickets are released on a first-come, first-served basis; doors open at 6:00 p.m. Please note: Due to a high no-show rate for free events, the Museum generally overbooks to ensure a full house.

United Shades of America premieres on CNN on Sunday, April 24, at 10:00 p.m. EST.