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A Conversation on Being a Black Man in America

Originally Aired: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Actor Wendell Pierce live in The Greene Space

WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll sat down for a conversation on racial profiling in America with director and Tony-Award nominee Stephen McKinley Henderson and actors Wendell Pierce (The Wire and Treme), Roger Robinson (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone and How to Get Away with Murder) and Stephen Tyrone Williams (Children of God).

They discussed “12 Angry Men,” a new production giving voice to the stories of 12 everyday men from diverse walks of life — all of whom have been subjected to racial profiling. Based on the 2012 book, “12 Angry Men: True Stories of Being a Black Man in America Today,” the production is poised for a national tour and is currently in an extended sold-out run at The Kumble Theater, presented by The Billie Holiday Theatre at The Center for Arts & Culture of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation.

The conversation was recorded live on our stage on February 18, 2016. 

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