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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.
"Professor Herskovits seemed to think sometimes that he owned Africa."
"Herskovits learns that the place to look for behavior is in cultural practice, not biology."
"The idea of race as this organizing way of thinking about people is still extremely pervasive."
Can you own a sound? Go inside the clash between sampling culture and intellectual property law.
"What the photographer is to the painter is what the modern producer is to the instrumentalist."
"They say I’m the world’s number one sampledest drummer. I haven’t got a penny for it yet though."
"You can’t put soul in a bottle. You can’t quantify soul by a person who’s just got a briefcase."
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.
Prejudice and politics wounded Conrad deeply, but in the media she appeared stoic.
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.
In a pretrial interview, Dr. William Bernet listens as Cyntonia recounts a painful past.
Cyntoia's adoptive mother struggles to understand why she missed the warning signs.
In prison, Cyntoia tries to recuperate her own self-esteem after years of abuse.
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.
Who Was SAMO?
He had a talent for transforming street energies into high art.
Shelbyville is not Mayberry anymore.
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