The Race Card Project and A&E will facilitate and archive the conversation during “Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America” a once-in-a-lifetime event airing on A+E Networks, Nov. 20th – 8pm ET / PT, followed by the town hall special event.
John Legend and Pharrell share their thoughts on Shining a Light to the Associated Press here.
Some of the country’s top recording artists including John Legend, Bruce Springsteen, Pharrell, Jill Scott, Big Sean, Sting, Tori Kelly, Pink and many more will sing songs related to racial justice and reconciliation. We’ll also hear powerful conversations on race in America from Charleston, Baltimore, and Ferguson and more.
Immediately following the concert, watch John Legend, Alicia Keys and Pharrell Williams take extraordinary journeys to Baltimore, Ferguson and Charleston, where they meet with a diverse group of residents in communities at the center of the national conversation on racial inequality and violence. NPR’s Michele Norris joined John Legend in Ferguson, award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien accompanied Pharrell Williams in Charleston and ABC News’ Byron Pitts visited Baltimore with Alicia Keyes. These visits included intimate discussions and special private performances by each for those most effected.
Learn more about Shining a Light at: shiningalightconcert.com