This summer ABC News will present two new specials as part of their Soul of a Nation series. The first special, After Floyd: The Year that Shook the World, reflects on the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death; and the second program will celebrate Juneteenth with special guest, performances and more.

What’s Happening:

  • ABC News announced two upcoming Soul of a Nation specials that will reflect on the first anniversary of George Floyd’s death and commemorate Juneteenth.
  • On Tuesday, May 25 (10:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET), a year after Floyd’s death, the network will present After Floyd: The Year that Shook the World – A Soul of a Nation Special.
  • After Floyd will reflect on the cataclysmic, generation-defining moment that arguably inspired change around the world, chronicle the dramatic and epic events surrounding Floyd’s death and spotlight where the country goes from this point forward.
  • Then on Friday, June 18 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET), ABC News will present an exciting evening of celebration and resilience in observance of Juneteenth.
  • Audiences will enjoy two hours of intimate storytelling, powerful tributes and musical performances.
  • This marks the second year in a row ABC News will produce a special to honor the history and significance of Juneteenth among the Black community and around the United States.
  • More details for each special will be announced in the coming weeks.

About the Series:

  • Soul of a Nation is the first weekly broadcast network newsmagazine that aimed to put Black life in America front and center, presenting viewers with a unique window into authentic realities of Black life and diving deeper into this critical moment of racial awakening.
  • Episodes can be streamed on the ABC app and Hulu.

Creative Team:

  • Soul of a Nation was executive produced by Eric Johnson and Robe Imbriano.
  • Chantre Camack served as Executive Editorial Producer, James Adolphus was series director and Marie Nelson is the series creator and Senior Vice President of Integrated Content Strategy at ABC News.
  • Johnson is Executive Producer, Catherine McKenzie is Co-Executive Producer and Melia Patria is Supervising Producer for the Soul of a Nation specials.
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