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Joe Morton Talks 'Between The World And Me' All-Star Cast & Powerful New Music

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Between The World And Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates, the #1 New York Times best seller, has now been made into an HBO special with an all-star cast featuring Oprah Winfrey, Yara Shahidi, Joe Morton and more.

Between The World And Me is hitting the small the screen!

The book was first published in 2015 as a letter to his 15-year-old son, about growing up as a young Black man in Baltimore's inner city.

The HBO special incorporates aspects of the stage production, powerful readings of the book, documentary footage from the actors and archival videos.

Advocate Channel hopped on Zoom with Joe Morton to talk all about this new special.

"For all intent and purposes I think it is just a kind of wonderful, beautiful moving piece of material that everyone I hope will watch."

Joe Morton is co-starring with a long list of amazing actors including Oprah Winfrey, Yara Shahidi, Angela Bassett, Mahershala Ali and Angela Davis.

"The fact that Oprah's in it... that alone is kind of pretty wowing."'

Morton really hopes that this special sparks conversation about what it really means to an African American in America and that the conversation happens not only between family members but between races.

Morton is not only an actor, but also a singer-songwriter who recently released an empowering new song...

Morton's song, "Wake Up America," ties perfectly into the release of Between The World And Me, as the song touches on the need to wake up America and notice the intense divisions in our nation.

"Wake Up America" is available now to stream on all devices.

Between The World And Me premieres on HBO Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 P.M. ET and is available on demand on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday, November 22.

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