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How the Burning of the Bronx Led to the Birth of Hip-Hop

Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, a geographer and writer who co-edited, with Rebecca Solnit, the remarkable, fascinating book Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, helped us create a playlist to accompany both Decade of Fire and a key map in his book: “Burning Down and Rising Up: The Bronx in the 1970s.” That map puts a geographic spin on … READ MORE

Chasing Trane Playlist: Coltrane and His Disciples

By Nick Dedina, Guest Contributor Drop a needle on a John Coltrane record, hit play on one of his digital playlists, or watch Chasing Trane and it’s easy to understand why the saxophonist is universally revered as a musical giant. The ways in which Coltrane influenced jazz are vast. But the saxophonist has also had a … READ MORE

Four Films Streaming Online for Black History Month

While PBS kicks off Black History Month in fine style tonight with the broadcast premiere of the ITVS-funded American Promise on POV [trailer], Independent Lens and PBS’s Black Culture Connection have launched four of our films to watch for free online, all month long. The films are: Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock [watch online] Soul Food … READ MORE

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes Online Screening & Chat

Tuesday, Oct 15  |  8:30pm ET Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes OVEE online screening and chat This Tuesday, October 15 at 8:30pm, ITVS presents an online screening and live discussion about the Independent Lens film Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, with director Byron Hurt, Columbia University’s Dr. Chris Emdin, and ManUp Campaign‘s Executive Director Jimmie Briggs. Simultaneously, the screening will be … READ MORE

Throwback Thursday: “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes” Free Online

As part of Independent Lens‘s Throwback Thursdays series, and in honor of the 40th anniversary of hip-hop music, we’re offering the documentary Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats & Rhymes to watch online for free on PBS.org. The film will be available for one week, until August 14th, so take advantage while you can. Byron Hunt’s film drew acclaim for … READ MORE

Celebrate Black History Month With Us!

It’s February, and have we got some great ways to celebrate Black History Month! Enjoy these fascinating films and exciting educational resources all month long. Watch Spotlight on Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young, Jr. on PBS. See more from Independent Lens. Catch our premiere broadcast about a forgotten civil rights hero Civil rights leader Whitney … READ MORE