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By Rodney Evans, Jim McKay, and Aimee Schoof
Bruce Nugent, the black gay writer who co-founded the journal Fire!! with Langston Hughes and others, inspires a gay teenager through memories of the Harlem Renaissance.
by James Babanikos and Mary John
Catherine is reading Kate Chopin's short story, when Chopin's fictional heroine appears in the flesh to help Catherine struggle against an abusive husband.
by Menachem Daum
Filmmaker Menachem Daum passes on the lessons he learned from his parents’ post-Holocaust crisis of faith to his own children and grandchildren, hoping to show how to be true to one’s deepest beliefs while being open to all people.
by Frederick Wiseman
The Last Letter is legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman’s poignant portrayal of a Russian Jewish woman living in a Ukrainian city seized by the Germans who writes her son one last letter.
by John Bright Mann
Get a glimpse of the American immigrant experience circa 1900 in the nation’s second-largest immigration point after Ellis Island.
by Barbara Abrash, and Esther Katz
A look at the early public debate surrounding birth control and the unstoppable Margaret Sanger.
by Edin Velez, and Sarah Vogel
A theatrical meditation on the "discovery" of the new world by Christopher Columbus.
by Zeinabu Irene Davis
The tale of a girl befriending an ostracized old woman who teaches her strength and independence despite the conditions of slavery in the ante-bellum South.
by Robby Henson
A long-kept secret about the burial of a murdered Union soldier.
by Rea Tajiri
A young woman tries to unlock painful memories about her parents forced stay in Japanese internment camps, which they prefer to keep hidden.