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Love, Peace and "Soul Train"

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Ericka Blount Danois is a Baltimore-based journalist and author who's written for Spin, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and many other publications.

In August 2013 her chronicle of one of America's most iconic television programs hit the shelves on the Hal Leonard imprint. It's called Love, Peace, and Soul: Behind the Scenes of America's Favorite Dance Show Soul Train.

Blount Danois was scheduled to speak at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore on Feb.15, but the event was cancelled do to snow. The book talk and signing has been rescheduled for March 8. More information here.

Classic "Soul Train" performances

The Jackson 5 perform "I Want You Back." 

A 1974 performance from James Brown.

And of course, a Soul Train line

This segment originally aired on September 16, 2013.

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