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  • PBS Malcolm X Documentary: Make It Plain (1994)

    PBS Malcolm X Documentary: Make It Plain (1994)

    The 1994 PBS documentary on the life of Malcolm X.  

  • Dr. King: A Filmed Record – Montgomery to Memphis

    Dr. King: A Filmed Record – Montgomery to Memphis

    KING: A FILMED RECORD: MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS is history and is as relevant now as when it was originally conceived. It is also art. It is a biography of the non-violent civil rights movement, as well as a portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr. and a record of what he achieved. In this epic documentary nothing is contrived or reenacted; the authenticity and power of the visual images have the immediacy of the events recorded by the newsreel and television […]

  • Freedom Riders 2011 (PBS)

    Freedom Riders 2011 (PBS)

    FREEDOM RIDERS is the powerful harrowing and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.  

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  • Malcolm X Documentary (1972)

    This 1972 documentary tribute to the life and work of the assassinated Black Muslim leader Malcolm X was poorly received at the time of its release. However, it has grown in importance as Malcolm’s place in African American history has grown. The backbone of the documentary is based on The Autobiography of Malcolm X. This documentary, made with the help of Malcolm’s wife Betty Shabazz, recounts the life and ideas of this controversial man. James Earl Jones, Ossie Davis and […]

  • Slavery and the Making of America

    Slavery and the Making of America

    Here is a richly illustrated written history of slavery in America, presenting it largely through stories of the slaves themselves. Readers will discover a sharply nuanced look at American slavery, from the first Africans brought to British colonies in the early 17th century to the end of Reconstruction. With more than 100 illustrations, Slavery and the Making of America is a gripping account of the struggles against the iniquity of slavery.  

  • Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War

    Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War

    According to the history books, the Civil War officially ended in 1865 with the surrender of General Robert E. Lee and his Confederate army. But on the streets of a newly reunited nation, another fierce battle was just beginning. In 1866, the year immediately following the end of the war, America was supposed to be reuniting, healing its wounds, and moving past years of civil unrest. However, a closer look into this historic time reveals a sinister snapshot of a […]

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  • Anne Braden: Documentary & Interview

    Anne Braden: Documentary & Interview

    Anne Braden: Southern Patriot is a television inquiry into the extraordinary if largely unsung life of Anne Braden, organizer, agitator, Southerner, journalist, feminist, teacher and mentor described as “one of the great figures of our time” by noted historian Jacquelyn Dowd Hall. Film by Mimi Pickering and Anne Lewis.  

  • We Shall Remain: Native American History (PBS)

    We Shall Remain: Native American History (PBS)

    Watch We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower, Pt. 1 of 5 on PBS. See more from American Experience. Watch We Shall Remain: Tecumseh’s Vision, Pt. 2 of 5 on PBS. See more from American Experience. Watch We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears Pt. 3 of 5 on PBS. See more from American Experience. Watch We Shall Remain: Geronimo, Pt. 4 of 5 on PBS. See more from American Experience.

  • Racism: A History

    Racism: A History

    “Racism: A History” is a three-part British documentary series originally broadcast on BBC Four in March 2007. It was part of the season of programs broadcast on the BBC marking the 200th anniversary of the Slave Trade Act 1807, a landmark piece of legislation which abolished the slave trade in the British Empire. The series explores the impact of racism on a global scale and chronicles the shifts in the perception of race and the history of racism in Europe, […]

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  • Race: The Power of an Illusion

    Race: The Power of an Illusion

    An eye-opening three-part series confronting our myths and misconceptions about race through the distinct lenses of science, history and social institutions.   EPISODE 2 – Full Length