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Spotlight on Civil Rights Leader Whitney Young, Jr.

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Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated - and controversial - leaders of the civil rights era. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents.

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About the Film

Learn more about Whitney Young, Jr. and his role in the civil rights struggle.

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Independent Lens

Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

Watch this film through November 4, 2019.

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Park Avenue: Money, Power & the American Dream

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Independent Lens

Indian Relay

Watch this film through November 17, 2017.

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Indian Relay

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Independent Lens

Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

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Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story

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Clips of Independent Lens533

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Independent Lens

Controversy in Wind River Over Museum Housed in a Casino

What Was Ours premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 16, 2017.

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Controversy in Wind River Over Museum Housed in a Casino

1:53

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Independent Lens

Wind River Artifacts at Chicago's Field Museum

What Was Ours premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 16, 2017.

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Wind River Artifacts at Chicago's Field Museum

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Independent Lens

"It's Not You, It's the Autism Speaking"

Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 2, 2

2:40

"It's Not You, It's the Autism Speaking"

2:40

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Independent Lens

A Flogger for Christmas

Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 2, 2

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A Flogger for Christmas

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Independent Lens

Material That Will Be Here for 100,000 Years

Containment premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 9, 2017.

1:42

Material That Will Be Here for 100,000 Years

1:42

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Independent Lens

Online vs. Offline When You're Blind

Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 2, 2

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Online vs. Offline When You're Blind

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Independent Lens

Savannah River Site Nuclear Facility: No Fishing

Containment premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 9, 2017.

1:29

Savannah River Site Nuclear Facility: No Fishing

1:29

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Independent Lens

Scenarios 10,000 Years in the Future

Containment premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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Scenarios 10,000 Years in the Future

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Independent Lens

The Witness - Trailer

The Witness premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 23, 2017.

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The Witness - Trailer

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Independent Lens

What Was Ours - Trailer

What Was Ours premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 16, 2017.

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What Was Ours - Trailer

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Independent Lens

Containment - Trailer

Containment premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 9, 2017.

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Containment - Trailer

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Independent Lens

Independent Lens: Best and Most Beautiful Things - Trailer

Best and Most Beautiful Things premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, January 2, 2

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Independent Lens: Best and Most Beautiful Things - Trailer

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