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Fine Arts

I'll Make Me A World
A century of African American arts and artists

The Art of Romare Bearden
Discover the art of one of the 20th century's preeminent American artist.

Rhapsodies in Black: Art of the Harlem Renaissance
From Online NewsHour

African-American Spiritual Quilts
Narrative quilts depict the African American experience. From Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

Sweet Old Song
Discover the music of Howard Armstrong and the art of Barbara Ward. From P.O.V.


Ralph Ellison
From American Masters

King of the Bingo Game
From American Storytellers

Literature and Life: The Givens Collection
Classic African American literature

James Baldwin
From American Masters

Cora Unashamed
Langston Hughes's moving Depression-era story of an African American domestic working in a stifling Midwestern household. From Masterpiece Theatre


A film by Ken Burns

The Blues
A multimedia celebration

Explore the African American experience through the art of five men.

Deford Bailey: A Legend Lost
Discover the music of Deford Bailey, the most influential harmonica player in the first half of the 20th century.

Sweet Old Song
Discover the music of Howard Armstrong and the art of Barbara Ward.

Jimmy Scott
Follow jazz great Jimmy Scott's odyssey through success, failure, and rediscovery. From Indepedent Lens

Strange Fruit
Learn the story behind "Strange Fruit," the protest anthem of the 1940s and impacted millions during the civil rights movement. From Indepedent Lens

Three Mo' Tenors
African-American tenors perform songs from a wide range of musical genres, including opera, blues, soul, and Broadway. From Great Performances

Natalie Cole: Ask a Woman Who Knows
From Great Performances

American Masters
Profiles: Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Ella Fizgerald, Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Quincy Jones, Charlie Parker, Cole Porter, Muddy Waters

Stage & Screen

Free to Dance
An online guide to African American dance

Conjure Women
Explore the work of African American female performance artists, composers and more.

The Jubilee Singers
From The American Experience

Porgy and Bess
From Great Performances

Negro Ensemble Company
From American Masters

Sidney Poitier
From American Masters

Aida's Brothers and Sisters: Black Voices in Opera
The story of African Americans in opera since the days of the legendary Paul Robeson. From Great Performances

Jubilee Singers: Sacrifice and Glory
Former slaves sing their way into a nation's heart. From American Experience

Play On!
A delightful musical, loosely based on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," features the music of Duke Ellington. From Great Performances

Explore the African American experience through the art of five men.

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That Money Show
An online guide to the ins and outs of all things financial

Tavis Smiley
A unique mix of news, issues, and popular culture combine for a thought-provoking and entertaining program.

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This Far by Faith
African-American spiritual journeys

Independent Lens: A Place of Our Own
For generations of affluent African American, Oak Bluffs, a New England beach town, was a summer sanctuary.

Tavis Smiley
A unique mix of news, issues, and popular culture combine for a thought-provoking and entertaining program.

Travel to eight of Africa's most fascinating regions in this photo-rich site

Wonders of the African World
From the mosques of Mali to the pyramids of Egypt, join Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he explores Africa in this online companion to the 1999 PBS TV series.

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Africans in America
Collection of online resources about African slavery in America.

Building Freedom

Reconstruction: The Second Civil War
In a world turned upside down, ordinary men and women faced an extraordinary task. From American Experience

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Exploring slavery's legacy

Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
Revolutionary hero? Or fanatical killer? Who was Nat Turner? From Independent Lens

Fatal Flood
A story of greed, power and race. From American Experience

Marcus Garvey
From American Experience

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy
From American Experience

Asa Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom
The story of a great labor leader

Goin' to Chicago
Relive the Great Migration

Military Integration - 50th Anniversary
From the Online NewsHour

Civil Rights Era

Citizen King
Discover Martin Luther King Jr.'s charismatic leadership. From American Experience

The Real Martin Luther King
From the Online NewsHour

A Huey P. Newton Story
Meet the man behind the Black Panthers legend

A Conversation with Ruby Bridges Hall
The first child to desegregate an elementary school, Ruby Bridges Hall recounts her experience to the NewsHour.

Little Rock Nine: 25th Anniversary
From the Online NewsHour

Freedom Never Dies: The Legacy of Harry T. Moore
One civil rights leader's courageous stand

The Murder of Emmett Till
The brutal killing that mobilized the civil rights movement. From American Experience


The Pilgrimage of Jesse Jackson
A Frontline Special Report

Great Speeches
Listen to the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X and Jesse Jackson

Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey
Ralphe Bunche was the first person of color to receive the Nobel Prize for Peace.

A Huey P. Newton Story
Learn about the life and times of Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther movement.

Racial Divide
A look at the politics of race among African Americans. From the Online NewsHour

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Race: The Power of an Illusion
What is race?

The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Exploring slavery's legacy

Beyond Brown
Fifty years later, how close is America to fulfilling the promise of Brown v. Board of Education?

Matters of Race
Explore issues of race and identity.

The Two Nations of Black America
A Frontline Special Report with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Race Relations
Background reports from the Online NewsHour

A Dialogue on Race with President Clinton
From the Online NewsHour

Digital Divide
Examine the role computers play in widening social gaps throughout our society.

Forgotten Fires
An inside look at America's race wars

Fatal Flood
A story of greed, power, and race. From American Experience

The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords
Explore the history of black newspapers

A story of African American farmers

Two Towns of Jasper
Two film crews, one black and one white, set out to document the aftermath of the murder of a black man. From P.O.V.

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Partners of the Heart
Vivien Thomas's medical collaboration with Alfred Blalock led to a life-saving procedure for "blue babies."

Health Care Divide
Do minorities receive inferior health care? An Online NewsHour discussion

AIDS at 20
An Online NewsHour report on growing AIDS rates among minorities.

Dying to Be Thin
How eating disorders affect minority women

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