Thursday on 360, after our 10 o'clock hour, we'll bring you a special preview of "Black in America 2" – the second installment of CNN's critically acclaimed documentary.
After we aired "Black in America" last July, we got a tremendous response and the question became, "Now what?"
Well, now a black president lives in the White House. Americans elected Barack Hussein Obama just months after "Black in America" premiered.
Nov. 4, 2008 was turning point in the nation's troubled story of race. A milestone with the potential to change the way white Americans see black Americans, how black Americans look at each other and how the rest of the world sees this nation.
"Black in America 2" will air this July, with a focus on pioneers who are working in ways large and small to make a difference in the black community and to develop tomorrow's black leaders. Over two nights we'll bring you stories of people who are finding ground-breaking solutions to transform lives and to turn pain into progress.
In our preview Thursday, you'll meet children from one of New York's poorest neighborhoods who travel to South Africa - and are inspired to dream big dreams.
You'll also meet a principal who holds everyone accountable in his school - from students to teachers to parents. The results he gets shatter the usual statistics.
And we'll take you inside a privileged corner of black America.. whose members say they often feel invisible. They are the elite of black America - wealthy, accomplished and well-connected.
Each of these stories, in its own way, reflects President Obama's journey to the White House.
You'll be inspired and amazed. We promise.
See you Thursday at 11 p.m. eastern, right after the 10 p.m. hour of AC360°.
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