The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style

by Nelson George,
The Florida Courier, April 25, 2014

Nick Cannon, star of the film Drum Line and husband of Mariah Carey, is delighted that Soul Train is "something archived." If aliens land on earth and watch episodes of the show, created, produced, and hosted by Don Cornelius, Cannon claims, they’ll see how African-Americans "got down. Our fashion, the way we walk, the way we talk, the way we move, what type of music we listen to." Soul Train wasn’t "the watered-down version you might see on a sitcom" or "the negative depiction of us you might see on the news. It was us having a good time and enjoying each other."

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