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  • P.G. Lowery and the Spread of African-American Music Digital Short
    The Circus | Digital Short

    P.G. Lowery and the Spread of African-American Music

    P.G. Lowery, famed early twentieth century bandleader, spread African - American music with an all-black band in circus performances.

    2 MIN 46 SEC
  • The Acrobat Digital Short
    The Circus | Digital Short

    The Acrobat

    Explore today's social circus movement through the eyes of Sidney “Iking” Bateman.
     

    8 MIN 31 SEC
  • The Ringling Brothers Digital Short
    The Circus | Digital Short

    The Ringling Brothers

    Within a decade, the Ringling Brothers went from being a tiny regional circus to this large circus that's traveling across the country.

    1 MIN 14 SEC
  • The Circus, Part 1: Chapter 1 Chapter
    The Circus | Chapter

    The Circus, Part 1: Chapter 1

    Watch Chapter 1 of The Circus.

    9 MIN 20 SEC
  • Mabel Stark: The Trainer Digital Short
    The Circus | Digital Short

    Mabel Stark: The Trainer

    Mabel Stark was one of the 20th century's most famous big cat trainers.

    1 MIN 22 SEC
  • Adam Forepaugh: The Competitor Digital Short
    The Circus | Digital Short

    Adam Forepaugh: The Competitor

    Having started his circus during the Civil War, Adam Forepaugh became P.T. Barnum's biggest competitor.

    1 MIN 00 SEC
  • P.T. Barnum: The Showman Digital Short
    The Circus | Digital Short

    P.T. Barnum: The Showman

    Phineas Taylor Barnum, properly known as P.T. Barnum, was a showman.

    1 MIN 23 SEC
  • The Luckiest Man Digital Short
    Digital Short

    The Luckiest Man

    Seemingly impervious to injury or illness, Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig never missed a game. But in the spring of 1939, his play began to deteriorate. On July 4th, he gave a farewell speech to a sold-out crowd at Yankee Stadium.

    2 MIN 30 SEC
  • The Circus | Coming October 2018 Trailer
    The Circus | Trailer

    The Circus | Coming October 2018

    "The Circus" explores the colorful history of this popular, influential and distinctly American form of entertainment.

    1 MIN 00 SEC
  • Hoops and Laughter: The Harlem Globetrotters Digital Short
    Digital Short

    Hoops and Laughter: The Harlem Globetrotters

    Nearly two decades before the NBA, a team of African American basketball players from Chicago began touring the Midwest as the Harlem Globetrotters.

    3 MIN 32 SEC
  • RFK Announces King's Death Digital Short
    RFK | Digital Short

    RFK Announces King's Death

    Just two months before Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot in Los Angeles, he delivered the news of Dr. King’s assassination to a crowd in Indianapolis.

    2 MIN 32 SEC
  • Parchman Prison Digital Short
    Freedom Riders | Digital Short

    Parchman Prison

    In 1961, the Freedom Riders were arrested and sent to Mississippi’s Parchman Prison.

    2 MIN 50 SEC