A More Perfect Union (1968 – 2013). Full Episode
From the Black Power movement to the first black president of the United States.
Civil Rights Movement Leaders in Conversation
Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault and Chairman Emeritus of the NAACP Julian Bond.
Episode Six Clip
Black is Beautiful
“Black is Beautiful” came out of the Black Power movement and into the mainstream, such as on "Soul Train."
Rise! The Road to Civil Rights (1940-1968). Full Episode
The long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable.
Episode Six: A More Perfect Union
From Black Power to a black president, a look at African American lives after the landmark court case victories.
Episode Five Clip
Ruby Bridges Goes to School
Ruby was one of six children who desegregated several all-white elementary schools in New Orleans in 1960.
Making a Way Out of No Way (1897-1940). Full Episode
During the Jim Crow era, African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of ...
Episode Five: Rise! The Road to Civil Rights
In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus, heralding a movement of resistance, with Dr. Martin Luther ...
Episode Four Clip
Racist Images and Messages in Jim Crow Era
Racist images in the Jim Crow era demeaned African Americans and legitimized violence against them. A visit to the Jim ...
Into the Fire (1861 – 1896). Full Episode
The Civil War and the end of slavery, and Reconstruction’s thrilling but tragically brief “moment in the sun.”
Episode Four: Making a Way Out of No Way
During the Jim Crow era, a steady stream of African Americans left the South, fleeing racial violence and searching for ...