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by Tug Yourgrau and Dan Miller
The little-known 1960 felony conviction of three gay Smith College professors marked the peak of sexual McCarthyism, pitting an individual’s right to privacy against national security claims.
by Llewellyn Smith, Christine Herbes-Sommers, and Vincent Brown
Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness examines the life and work of the Jewish anthropologist Melville Herskovits, whose writings challenged prevailing notions of race and culture.
by Ray Telles
Sharon Montano of Oakland decides to go back to school at age 20 after several years of substance abuse and other struggles. When she discovers Civicorps Academy, she finally gets another shot at a high school diploma — and a future.
by Xochitl Dorsey
Immigrant teens face discrimination, language barriers, unfamiliar cultural traditions — all while dealing with the changes all teens struggle with. Many give up on school. Immigrant High takes us into the halls of Pan American International High School in Queens, New York, a school that aims to give its Latino students a place to belong and excel.
by Max Baring, Sarah Howitt, Alison Pinkney, Nicki Stoker, and Chris Webster
Indian School follows a remarkable year at two very different private schools and takes a look at the world of India’s rising generation.
Global Perspectives Collection
by Steve James
A look at a group of men and women — most of them former gang leaders and ex-cons — that are trying to "interrupt" shootings and protect their communities from the violence they once employed.
Women and Girls Lead, Frontline, Diverse Muslim Voices
by Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck
When Larry Tannahill and the ACLU challenge a proposal for mandatory drug testing in schools, because Tannahill believes it violates his 12-year-old son's rights, they meet with hostility and ostracism from the small community of Lockney, Texas.
True Stories, POV
by Ramona Diaz
Four Filipino teachers are recruited to teach in some of Baltimore’s toughest schools.
by Jon Shenk and Megan Mylan
Lost Boys of Sudan is a feature-length documentary that follows two young refugees of Sudan’s civil war through their first year in America.
POV, Global Voices
by Tom Weidlinger
A look at neighborhoods across the country where ordinary people are working together to make a difference — one person at a time.