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by Loren Mendell
The unlikely story of America's original shock-jock — Petey Greene — who battled the system and his own demons during a time of civil unrest in the nation's capital.
by Pratibha Parmar
Writer and human-rights activist Alice Walker’s story is an inspiring personal journey of a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice – ideals that sprang from a background of poverty and violent racism.
Women and Girls Lead, American Masters
by Vital Pictures
Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal identified a powerful force in American life: the acceptance of the contradiction between the American Creed held dear and political and social behavior. Through the story of Myrdal’s four year-investigation of Jim Crow racism, his own personal story and the thinking and work of select sociologists, psychologists, and historians, the film explores the contours and consequences today of implicit bias and "denial."
by Jennifer Fox
A true-life series about a black man and a white woman who have struggled for 30 years against racial stereotypes and societal prejudice to keep their family together.
by Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson
Follow Idris and his best friend Seun from kindergarten through high school for a personal look at the achievement challenges and prospects for African American boys of all socioeconomic backgrounds in America.
by Frances McElroy
An Angel in the Village follows Lily Yeh's journey from young artist in China to international activist using art to transform destitute urban communities on two continents.
by Stanley Nelson
The first in the three-film America Revisited series, The Black Panthers: Seize the Time sheds light on the Black Panther Party — and all its reviled, adored, misunderstood, and mythologized history.
by Carol Cassidy
In blunt, provocative, and often humorous language, young mothers between the ages of 13 and 17, from various social, racial, and economic backgrounds, tell their own stories of what it means to be a teenage mother.
by Marco Williams
From the 1860s to the 1920s, towns across the U.S. violently expelled African American residents. Today, these communities remain virtually all white. As black descendants return to demand justice, Banished exposes the hidden history of racial cleansing in America.
by Jihan El-Tahri
Can the deal between South Africa’s old apartheid regime and its new government withstand the test of time?
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