Comcast, in partnership with TV One and NBC Connecticut, held a virtual screening of Part I of TV One’s new two-part series, Music and the Movement: The Story of Black Music and Social Justice in America.
Part I of the series, titled “The Reckoning,” showcases the new musical genre that emerged during the pivotal movements in Black Americans’ tumultuous past and troubling present. Part II, titled “The Struggle,” is available on Xfinity On Demand and provides commentary about the artists and songs that have provided the soundtrack to the fight for justice and equality.
The screening was followed by a panel discussion moderated by NBC Connecticut’s Leslie Mayes that explored the impact and importance of the series as it relates to diversity, equity and inclusion in our local communities.
Panelists included TV One & CLEO TV Executive Producer Jason Ryan, Urban League of Springfield, MA President and CEO Henry Thomas and Amistad Center for Arts & Culture Executive Director Kimberly Kersey.
You can watch a replay of the event, including remarks from Comcast Western New England’s Regional Senior Vice President Dennis Mathew, by clicking play on the video below. A replay is also available through Xfinity On Demand – you can easily find it by saying “Music and the Movement” into your Xfinity Voice Remote!