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  • Meet Jewish anthropologist Melville Herskovits, who exploded myths about African Americans.
    Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness Trailer

    Meet Jewish anthropologist Melville Herskovits, who exploded myths about African Americans.

    Trailer (2:38)

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  • Harvard Professor Vincent Brown discusses the irony that a white man came to define black culture.
    Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness Behind the Scenes

    Harvard Professor Vincent Brown discusses the irony that a white man came to define black culture.

    Behind the Scenes (4:58)

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  • Is imitation sincerely flattery, or could it be an insidious form of mockery?
    Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity Web Exclusive

    Is imitation sincerely flattery, or could it be an insidious form of mockery?

    Web Exclusive (2:12)

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  • Reenacting an historically controversial event can challenge the documentary standard of objectivity.
    Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968 Web Exclusive

    Reenacting an historically controversial event can challenge the documentary standard of objectivity.

    Web Exclusive (4:45)

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  • A young black entrepreneur in 1920 Paris brought African American jazz musicians to Montmartre.
    Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story Web Exclusive

    A young black entrepreneur in 1920 Paris brought African American jazz musicians to Montmartre.

    Web Exclusive (3:33)

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  • Rocky Otoo offers advice to first-generation Americans who are heading to college.
    Bronx Princess Behind the Scenes

    Rocky Otoo offers advice to first-generation Americans who are heading to college.

    Behind the Scenes (3:53)

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  • Bigotry knocked her down ... but her music knocked back.
    When I Rise Trailer

    Bigotry knocked her down ... but her music knocked back.

    Trailer (00:27)

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  • For Conrad - truly the embodiment of "Amazing Grace" - creativity is essential.
    When I Rise Video Extra 1

    For Conrad - truly the embodiment of "Amazing Grace" - creativity is essential.

    Web Exclusive (02:05)

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  • She made a split-second decision that changed everything.
    Me Facing Life Promo

    She made a split-second decision that changed everything.

    Trailer (00:27)

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  • Center Point, TX was a "safe haven" for African Americans, with rich musical traditions.
    When I Rise Video Extra 2

    Center Point, TX was a "safe haven" for African Americans, with rich musical traditions.

    Web Exclusive (04:13)

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  • Conrad's classmate, Robert Mims, believed students generally approved of desegregation.
    When I Rise Video Extra 3

    Conrad's classmate, Robert Mims, believed students generally approved of desegregation.

    Web Exclusive (04:37)

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  • Via prison telephone, Cyntoia recounts her past choices and hopes for a better future.
    Me Facing Life Video Extra

    Via prison telephone, Cyntoia recounts her past choices and hopes for a better future.

    Web Exclusive (02:34)

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  • Follow the unlikely story of America's original shock-jock.
    Adjust Your Color Promo

    Follow the unlikely story of America's original shock-jock.

    Trailer (00:31)

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  • Working class Kaya and his family face a hard choice when invited back to wealthy San Francisco.
    Remigration Trailer

    Working class Kaya and his family face a hard choice when invited back to wealthy San Francisco.

    Trailer (01:18)

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  • Basquiat was the wunderkind of New York's Lower East Side.
    Jean-Michel Basquiat Promo

    Basquiat was the wunderkind of New York's Lower East Side.

    Trailer (00:28)

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  • What led Cyntoia — who grew-up in a reasonable home environment — to this tragic end?
    Me Facing Life Trailer

    What led Cyntoia — who grew-up in a reasonable home environment — to this tragic end?

    Trailer (02:34)

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  • Byron Hurt examines representations of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.
    Hip Hop Trailer

    Byron Hurt examines representations of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture.

    Trailer (03:36)

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  • The driving force behind Daisy Bates's activism was the murder of her mother.
    Daisy Bates Video Extra

    The driving force behind Daisy Bates's activism was the murder of her mother.

    Web Exclusive (02:55)

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  • Follow this filmmaker on a humorous campaign to end Black History Month.
    More Than a Month Trailer

    Follow this filmmaker on a humorous campaign to end Black History Month.

    Trailer (00:34)

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  • During a rough cut meeting, the filmmakers discuss whether or not to cut a scene.
    Bill T. Jones: A Good Man Video Extra

    During a rough cut meeting, the filmmakers discuss whether or not to cut a scene.

    Behind the Scenes (05:46)

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  • Daisy Bates was a feminist before the term was coined.
    Daisy Bates Trailer

    Daisy Bates was a feminist before the term was coined.

    Trailer (01:08)

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  • Where It's At with Shukree and Marco!
    More Than a Month Video Extra

    Where It's At with Shukree and Marco!

    Behind the Scenes (04:29)

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  • A look back at the Black Power movement.
    Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Trailer

    A look back at the Black Power movement.

    Trailer (01:59)

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  • Meet Elmo's best friend, Kevin
    Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Trailer

    Meet Elmo's best friend, Kevin

    Trailer (02:18)

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  • One year in the life of a city grappling with violence.
    The Interrupters Trailer

    One year in the life of a city grappling with violence.

    Trailer (02:30)

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  • Can you own a sound? Go inside the clash between sampling culture and intellectual property law.
    Copyright Criminals Trailer

    Can you own a sound? Go inside the clash between sampling culture and intellectual property law.

    Trailer (1:00)

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  • Shelbyville is not Mayberry anymore.
    Welcome to Shelbyville Promo

    Shelbyville is not Mayberry anymore.

    Trailer (00:26)

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  • Say amen, Shelbyville!
    Welcome to Shelbyville Video Extra

    Say amen, Shelbyville!

    Web Exclusive (02:34)

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  • A five-part series chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement.
    Have You Heard From Johannesburg Trailer

    A five-part series chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement.

    Trailer (00:34)

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  • Part 1: Road to Resistance
    Have You Heard From Johannesburg Part 1 Promo

    Part 1: Road to Resistance

    Trailer (00:24)

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