Music, Race and the Obama Era

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To mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, this special encore edition focuses on African-American history and the ever-evolving role of race in America.

In the process of writing his new book Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?, Touré asked dozens of thinkers, artists and musicians what it means to be black right now. He tells us what he learned. Plus: the remarkable story of Lee Anthony and True Soul Records -- the first black-owned record store in Little Rock, Arkansas. And: a song from soul singer Charles Bradley.

This is an encore edition of Soundcheck.