Wilhemina’s War is the story of an uneducated daughter of sharecroppers who becomes a force in helping her granddaughter survive the health risks and social stigma of living with HIV in the South.
Misty Copeland is on a mission to make history by becoming the first African American principal dancer of a major ballet company.
Weaving together a treasure trove of rare footage with the voices of a diverse group of people who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement as urgent today as it was then.
When filmmaker Lacey Schwartz's parents split apart, she begins to piece together the mystery of how a white girl could have such dark skin, and learns the truth about her biological father.
In the wake of recent events that have sparked a national dialogue on race dynamics, American Denial explores the impact of unconscious biases around race and class, using Gunnar Myrdal’s 1944 investigation of Jim Crow racism.
Trace 170 years of history — from daguerreotypes in the days of slavery to more modern times — of African Americans in front of, and behind, the camera.
Filmmaker returns to the scene of the crime to explore why he became a bank robber as a teenager.
The New Black premieres on PBS Independent Lens on Sunday, June 15, 2014.
Follow the painful but inspiring journey of Derrick Evans who moves back to his ancestors' land.
Serial plagiarist Jayson Blair unleashed a massive scandal that rocked the world of journalism.
The members of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble test their father's ideals against their own brotherly vision.
Visit the unlikely breeding ground for some of America's most creative and defiant music.
See how a secret Mississippi spy agency sought to preserve segregation during the Civil Rights era.
Alice Walker made history as the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize.
In gaining a family, 13 year old Weynsht mus leave behind everything she has ever know.
Follow Ali's battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service.
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Quadriplegic Luther Hillman has signed up to be euthanized in return for his wife’s medical care.
Take a hard look at the War on Drugs.
Meet kungfu’s black pioneers and heroes who fluorished at the junction of African American and Asian cultures.
While many activists were taking it to the streets, Whitney Young, Jr. was taking it to the boardroom.
Is soul food a sacrament ... or a sin?
One year in the life of a city grappling with violence.
Meet Elmo's best friend, Kevin
Daisy Bates was a feminist before the term was coined.
A look back at the Black Power movement.
Part 1: Road to Resistance
Part 2: The New Generation
Part 3: From Selma to Soweto
Part 4: The Bottom Line