Amazing Journeys w/ Ford Motor Co

Created in partnership with Ford Motor Company

Exploring the contributions of African-American creators, and discovering cultural gems in the United States.

Detroit, Michigan

The great migration of Black Americans from the South ended here for many families seeking jobs and a better living in the promised land of the North. The Auto industry lead by Ford Motor Company provided the basis for many black families entry into wage earning America.
From humble beginnings came a great wealth of culture and enterprise.

In this episode: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Motown Museum, Kronk Boxing, Beans & Cornbread restaurant.

Chicago, Illinois

The windy city, nicknamed for its political windbags took no pity on us
delivering -25 degree wind chills. The cold was counteracted by the warmth
and hospitality of our hosts including two really helpful producers from your favorite Chicago based talk show.

In this episode: Historic Hyde Park, Coleman Brothers Barbershop, Rappers Mikkey Halsted and Malik Yusef, Fine Artists Max Sansing and Hebru Brantley.

New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is a city with a soundtrack. The streets are filled with music from the French Quarter to historic Frenchman Street. The other standout element of our trip to New Orleans was the food and everyones desire to fill us with the culinary delicacies of their creating.

In this episode: Former Mayor Sidney Barthelemy, The McKenna Museum of African American Art, Author Denise McConduit, Dooky Chase Restaurant, and more.