Greensboro, North Carolina
Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 now surpass Baby Boomers as the largest generation in the nation. ABTN looks at the ways millennials are participating in politics by focusing on some of the most politically engaged youth in the country—African Americans in North Carolina. In 2012, African Americans in this swing state out-performed white voters for the first time. ABTN profiles black millennials on both sides of the political spectrum in North Carolina who say they are continuing the civil rights tradition and are building diverse coalitions to tackle local issues.
Airdate on PBS: September 6, 2016
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The voter turnout figure of African Americans in North Carolina in 2012, which surpassed white voters for the first time.
The number of North Carolina’s millennials who are African American. In recent elections, they have had the highest voter turnout among the state’s youth.
There are 83.1 million millennials in the U.S. 43% of them are non-white, the highest share of any adult generation.
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North Carolina is one of 10 swing states where millennials could be the deciders in the 2016 presidential election.