Watch Conversations in Context

  • 2020
  • 1 Season

Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie G. Bunch III and MTV News host Dometi Pongo examine key moments in Black history and how they bring hope to modern-day issues.

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Seasons
Memory
5. Memory
August 17, 2020
History was never meant to be permanent; our understanding of what really happened should evolve over time. By revisiting the joys and struggles experienced by generations past, we can develop a more accurate historical memory. Sharing stories of surviving oppression can provide hope and teach us to
Media
4. Media
August 11, 2020
Investigate the media's critical role in documenting the struggle for equality. From Civil Rights--era marches to today's protest movement, journalists have long shaped the public's perception of key events in Black history. But whether the media should be neutral--or if this is even possible--remai
Music
3. Music
August 4, 2020
Dometi Pongo talks with Lonnie G. Bunch III about the role music plays as a form of protest and empowerment for African Americans, and draws parallels between blues and hip hop music.
Marches
2. Marches
August 4, 2020
Dometi Pongo talks with Lonnie G. Bunch III about the 1917 Silent Parade, one of the first mass civil rights protest in the U.S., the powerful message it sent and the foundation it laid.
Movements
1. Movements
August 4, 2020
Dometi Pongo talks with Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute Lonnie G. Bunch III about Black college students' sit-in protests at a Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, NC, in 1960.
Description

Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution Lonnie G. Bunch III and MTV News host Dometi Pongo examine key moments in Black history and how they bring hope to modern-day issues. Conversations in Context is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (5 episodes). The series first aired on August 4, 2020.

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Conversations in Context is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Conversations in Context on demand at MTV.

  • Premiere Date
    August 4, 2020