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Video thumbnail: Eyes on the Prize Awakenings (1954-1956)

Eyes on the Prize

Awakenings (1954-1956)

Individual acts of courage inspire Black Southerners to fight for their rights.

Eyes on the Prize

Awakenings (1954-1956)

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Eyes on the Prize

Fighting Back (1957–1962)

States’ rights, loyalists, and federal authorities collide over school integration.

Eyes on the Prize

Fighting Back (1957–1962)

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Independent Lens

I Am Not Your Negro

Envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, to examine race in America.

Independent Lens

I Am Not Your Negro

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Eyes on the Prize

No Easy Walk (1961-1963)

The Civil Rights Movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations.

Eyes on the Prize

No Easy Walk (1961-1963)

Video thumbnail: Eyes on the Prize Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)

Eyes on the Prize

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)

Black college students take a leadership role in the Civil Rights Movement.

Eyes on the Prize

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)

Video thumbnail: Eyes on the Prize Bridge to Freedom (1965)

Eyes on the Prize

Bridge to Freedom (1965)

A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery,

Eyes on the Prize

Bridge to Freedom (1965)

Video thumbnail: Eyes on the Prize Mississippi - Is This America? (1963-1964)

Eyes on the Prize

Mississippi - Is This America? (1963-1964)

Mississippi’s grassroots Civil Rights Movement becomes an American concern.

Eyes on the Prize

Mississippi - Is This America? (1963-1964)

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Independent Lens

The First Rainbow Coalition

Across lines of race and ethnicity, alliances formed among Chicago activists in the '60s.

Independent Lens

The First Rainbow Coalition

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The Black Church

Episode 1

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion.

The Black Church

Episode 1

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The Black Church

Episode 2

Discover how the Black church expanded to address social inequality.

The Black Church

Episode 2

Video thumbnail: Independent Lens The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

Independent Lens

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution sheds light on the Black Panther Party.

Independent Lens

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

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Independent Lens

The First Rainbow Coalition

Across lines of race and ethnicity, alliances formed among Chicago activists in the '60s.

Independent Lens

The First Rainbow Coalition

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American Experience

Freedom Summer

Shattering the foundations of white supremacy over 10 memorable weeks in 1964.

American Experience

Freedom Summer

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Independent Lens

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

Were the 739 deaths from Chicago's 1995 heatwave a one-time tragedy or appalling trend?

Independent Lens

Cooked: Survival by Zip Code

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American Experience

Freedom Riders

The story behind civil rights activists who challenged segregation in the American South.

American Experience

Freedom Riders

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America ReFramed

The Area

A South Side Chicago community’s five-year fight for respect in the face of displacement.

America ReFramed

The Area

Video thumbnail: PBS NewsHour Two Brief But Spectacular takes on America’s race problem

PBS NewsHour

Two Brief But Spectacular takes on America’s race problem

Two students’ Brief But Spectacular takes on race and being underestimated

PBS NewsHour

Two Brief But Spectacular takes on America’s race problem

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American Masters

How It Feels To Be Free

The inspiring story of six trailblazing Black women entertainers.

American Masters

How It Feels To Be Free

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American Experience

The Murder of Emmett Till

Emmett Till's murder and the acquittal of his killers mobilized the Civil Rights Movement.

American Experience

The Murder of Emmett Till

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POV

Every Mother's Son

Three mothers find themselves united to transform their grief into profound social change.

POV

Every Mother's Son

Video thumbnail: The Talk: Race in America The Talk - Race in America

The Talk: Race in America

The Talk - Race in America

The conversation parents of color have with their children about interactions with police.

The Talk: Race in America

The Talk - Race in America

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Great Performances

Twilight: Los Angeles

An encore of Anna Deavere Smith’s theatrical work about the 1992 L.A. riots.

Great Performances

Twilight: Los Angeles

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PBS Short Film Festival

The History of White People in America

This film examines how skin color has come to define race in our country.

PBS Short Film Festival

The History of White People in America

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East Lake Meadows

East Lake Meadows

The story of a public housing community raises critical questions about race and poverty.

East Lake Meadows

East Lake Meadows

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Independent Lens

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold

Watch this film through September 16th.

Independent Lens

T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold

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PBS Short Film Festival

Edwin

Edwin Debrow Jr. murdered a cab driver when he was 12. He was sentenced to forty-years.

PBS Short Film Festival

Edwin

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FRONTLINE

Policing the Police 2020

Can police reform work? FRONTLINE returns to a troubled department after four years.

FRONTLINE

Policing the Police 2020

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Central Park Five

The Central Park Five

Five teenagers from Harlem are wrongfully convicted of a brutal crime in 1989

Central Park Five

The Central Park Five

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FRONTLINE

Policing the Police

How do you transform a troubled police department?

FRONTLINE

Policing the Police

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POV

American Promise

Two African-American boys at a prestigious private school

POV

American Promise

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PBS NewsHour

America in Black and Blue 2020: PBS NewsHour Weekend Special

PBS NewsHour Weekend’s “America in Black and Blue 2020” - a special on race and policing.

PBS NewsHour

America in Black and Blue 2020: PBS NewsHour Weekend Special

Video thumbnail: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross The Age of Slavery

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Age of Slavery

See how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Age of Slavery

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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Into the Fire (1861-1896)

The Civil War, the end of slavery and Reconstruction's impact on African American history.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

Into the Fire (1861-1896)

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