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When the ANC won power in South Africa, they had to govern alongside their oppressors.
Meet Jewish anthropologist Melville Herskovits, who exploded myths about African Americans.
Can you own a sound? Go inside the clash between sampling culture and intellectual property law.
Harvard Professor Vincent Brown discusses the irony that a white man came to define black culture.
Is imitation sincerely flattery, or could it be an insidious form of mockery?
Reenacting an historically controversial event can challenge the documentary standard of objectivity.
A young black entrepreneur in 1920 Paris brought African American jazz musicians to Montmartre.
Rocky Otoo offers advice to first-generation Americans who are heading to college.
Bigotry knocked her down ... but her music knocked back.
For Conrad - truly the embodiment of "Amazing Grace" - creativity is essential.
She made a split-second decision that changed everything.
Center Point, TX was a "safe haven" for African Americans, with rich musical traditions.
Conrad's classmate, Robert Mims, believed students generally approved of desegregation.
Via prison telephone, Cyntoia recounts her past choices and hopes for a better future.
Follow the unlikely story of America's original shock-jock.
Working class Kaya and his family face a hard choice when invited back to wealthy San Francisco.
Basquiat was the wunderkind of New York's Lower East Side.
Shelbyville is not Mayberry anymore.
Say amen, Shelbyville!
What led Cyntoia — who grew-up in a reasonable home environment — to this tragic end?
Byron Hurt examines representations of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.
The driving force behind Daisy Bates's activism was the murder of her mother.
A five-part series chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement.
Follow this filmmaker on a humorous campaign to end Black History Month.
During a rough cut meeting, the filmmakers discuss whether or not to cut a scene.
Part 1: Road to Resistance
Part 2: The New Generation
Part 3: From Selma to Soweto
Part 4: The Bottom Line
Part 5: Free At Last
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