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Finding Samuel Lowe - Afro-Chinese-Jamaican Harlem Family Seek Their Chinese grandfather
An Afro-Chinese-Jamaican Harlem family seeks their Chinese grandfather who was forever separated from their mother - his 3-year-old half-Chinese, half-Jamaican daughter - in 1920. Samuel Lowe returned to China in 1933 with a Chinese wife and 6 children. After a…
Teached - The Race-Based Education Gap in America
Our short films examine the causes and consequences of America's race-based educational opportunity gap. Demeaned, expelled, suspended....TEACHED. What must be done to ensure every child achieves his or her potential? Clip #1: "Unchartered Territory" - Clip #2: "The Blame Game"…
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Teached: Code Oakland - African American Youth Challenge the Face of the Technology Industry
This film examines Oakland's evolution through the eyes of social entrepreneurs determined that youth of color not be left on the sidelines as Silicon Valley spreads into the home of the second largest black community in California. Kalimah Priforce, whose…
Teached: Think of Calvin - Racial Profiling Escalates to a Night in Jail
On a Friday night after a long week at work, Calvin Davis joined his family in Southwest Washington, DC for an informal gathering. Still wearing scrubs from his job at Children's National Medical Center, Calvin caught up with an old…
The Abolitionists Part 3
Episode 3 of American Experience: The Abolitionists
PBS
The battle between pro-slavery and free-soil contingents rises to fever pitch. During his raid on Harpers Ferry, John Brown is captured, then executed, becoming a martyr for the cause. Abraham Lincoln is elected president in 1860. Southern states secede, war…
The Abolitionists Part 2
Episode 2 of American Experience: The Abolitionists
PBS
Douglass escapes slavery, eventually joining Garrison in the anti-slavery movement. Threatened with capture by his former owner, Douglass flees to England, returning to the U.S. in 1847. He launches his own anti-slavery paper. John Brown meets with Douglass, revealing his…
The Abolitionists Part 1
Episode 1 of American Experience: The Abolitionists
PBS
Shared beliefs about slavery bring together Angelina Grimke, the daughter of a Charleston plantation family, who moves north and becomes a public speaker against slavery; Frederick Douglass, a young slave who becomes hopeful when he hears about the abolitionists; William…
American Experience: The Abolitionists
PBS
Vividly bringing to life the epic struggles of the men and women who fought to end slavery, THE ABOLITIONISTS tells the intertwined stories of Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Angelina Grimke, Harriet Beecher Stowe and John Brown. Fighting body and…
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15 to Life: Kenneth's Story - The United States' Juvenile Justice System
Does sentencing a teenager to life without parole serve society? Following a Florida man who received four life sentences at age 15, this eye-opening film reveals a justice system that routinely condemns young Americans to die in prison.
Color Line of Scrimmage - A 1950's African-American High School Football Team
The story of all African-American 1956 Burley High School's undefeated and un-scored upon championship football team.
Anywhere But Here - Stories of African-American Prisoners
Learn from the lives and experiences of 13 African-American men incarcerated at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail in Charlottesville, Virginia. They all have aspirations, hopes and dreams. They love, laugh, learn, miss their families, are regretful for the things they've done,…
The Coachman - A Virgina Born Grandson of Slaves
A Virgina born grandson of slaves lives through Jim Crow, The Great Depression, Great Migration, WWI, and WWII.
Dixie - The True Story of America's Most Dangerous Song
Since its origin in 1859, the song Dixie's Land has been woven into the fabric of American pop culture. Originally penned as a tune for blackface minstrel troupes, the song became the anthem of the confederacy during the Civil War.…
The Spirituals - American Spirituals, Music and Slavery
A musical art form, the American Spiritual, was born out of the folk songs of slaves. Melodies of backbreaking work were hummed, sung, and passed on throughout the Deep South over fields of cotton, greens, cowpeas, yams, rice, peanuts, and…
Answering the Call - The American Struggle for the Right to Vote
The bloody attacks of protestors in Selma in 1965 led to the historic protection of all Americans' right to vote. The film explores a cherished family story of Selma and the current state of voter suppression in America. Fifty one…
Bayou Maharajah
This film explores the life, times and music of piano legend James Booker, who Dr. John described as "the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced." This roller coaster portrait traces Booker's life from his…
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Jackie Robinson - An African American Baseball Player and Civil Rights Activist
PBS
Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to cross baseball's color line and become one of the most beloved men in America. A fierce integrationist, Robinson used his immense fame to speak out against the discrimination he saw on and…
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Some Kind Of Funny Porto Rican? - A Cape Verdean-American Story
This feature documentary tells the untold tragedy and scandal of what happened to a vibrant community of immigrants from the Cape Verde Islands in the Fox Point section of Providence Rhode Island who were forcibly displaced by urban renewal to…
Reveal Moments - Microaggressions and Race
An intimate portrait of four people of color in the Pacific Northwest coping with microaggressions and implicit bias in everyday life. Their vivid stories create "reveal" moments, where the truth about lived experience shines and inspires. A white ally discusses…
American Experience: Reconstruction - The Second Civil War
PBS
Spanning the years from 1863 to 1877, this dramatic mini-series recounts the tumultuous post-Civil War years. America was grappling with rebuilding itself, with bringing the South back into the Union, and with how best to offer citizenship to former slaves.…
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