American Masters

When Environmental Justice Meets Human Rights

Clip: Season 28 Episode 4 | 1m 56s

The environmental justice movement came from communities that historically bore the brunt of hosting waste sites in their backyards. When a predominantly black county in North Carolina protested a toxic waste landfill, it galvanized the nation to talk about environmental racism. This video with archival footage is an excerpt from American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire, airing April 22, 2014.

Aired: 04/22/14

Rating: TV-14

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