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by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack
The full story of the eloquent poet, writer, and performer Maya Angelou, from the depths of her hardscrabble roots in the Depression-era South to her finding international fame as one of our greatest living authors and social commentators.
by Geralyn Pezanoski
Mine is a powerful story about the essential bond between humans and animals, told against the backdrop of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.
by Greg "Freddy" Camalier
Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music. This film is a history of the small Alabama city’s remarkable legacy in rock and soul music, focusing in large part on the huge contributions from FAME Studios founder Rick Hall.
by Frank Christopher, Charles Burnett, and Kenneth Greenberg
The historical search for the mysterious Nat Turner, leader of the legendary 1831 slave rebellion, has inspired academics, novelists, dramatists, and others in a fierce battle over who he was and what he means to America.
by Yoruba Richen
Centering on the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland, The New Black takes viewers into the pews, onto the streets, and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it looks at how the African American community grapples with the divisive gay rights issue.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
by Northern Lights Productions
Scarred Justice investigates the continued cover-up of the 1968 tragedy at South Carolina State University, and follows ongoing efforts to seek justice.
by Victor Silverman, Susan Stryker, and Jack Walsh
When San Francisco police raided a popular late-night hangout for transgendered people in 1966, the patrons unexpectedly fought back, helping to launch a broader fight of human rights in America.
by Felicia Dryden
The great, great granddaughter of a slaveowner and a descendant of a slave seek to reconcile the connections between their families with the reality of slavery.
by Jayasri Majumdar Hart
African American and white Catholic nuns helped make Selma a turning point for the civil rights movement and change the role of the Catholic church in America.
by Dawn Porter
Spies of Mississippi tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation during the 1950s and ‘60s. Granted broad powers, this commission investigated citizens and organizations in attempts to derail the civil rights movement.