Author Janet Cheatham Bell on Civil Rights, Empowerment, and the Transformative Power of Travel

Aired on September 30, 2020

Join us for an inspiring conversation with author Janet Cheatham Bell, who has witnessed the evolution of racial equality in the United States firsthand, from the Civil Rights Movement to today’s Black Lives Matter movement. Janet shares her profound insights on the progress and ongoing challenges in the fight for racial equality.

Janet Cheatham Bell, mother of W. Kamau Bell, the host of CNN’s “United Shades of America,” also provides fascinating behind-the-scenes insights from her son’s show, including her cameo appearance on the season premiere. Her unique perspective offers a deeper understanding of the current racial landscape and the power of media in shaping public discourse.

“Traveling to other countries was liberating because I learned that people are the same everywhere…being human is the same everywhere and it has nothing to do with color or culture.”

Janet Cheatham Bell

One of the most enlightening parts of our conversation is Janet’s reflections on the liberating role of travel in her life. “Traveling to other countries was liberating because I learned that people are the same everywhere…being human is the same everywhere and it has nothing to do with color or culture,” says Janet. She shares stories of her travels, highlighting the country that touched her soul and opened her eyes to the shared humanity across cultures.

Discover how travel has been a transformative force for Janet, providing her with new perspectives and a deeper appreciation for the universal aspects of the human experience. Her journey is a testament to the power of travel in breaking down barriers and fostering understanding.

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(Secret: The Bells are immediate relatives of Tonya.)

 

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