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Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

by Frank Christopher, Charles Burnett, and Kenneth Greenberg

The historical search for the mysterious Nat Turner, leader of the legendary 1831 slave rebellion, has inspired academics, novelists, dramatists, and others in a fierce battle over who he was and what he means to America.

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Pharaoh's Army

by Robby Henson

A long-kept secret about the burial of a murdered Union soldier.

Rebel

by María Agui Carter

Shrouded in mystery and long the subject of debate, the amazing story of Loreta Velazquez is one of the Civil War’s most gripping forgotten narratives.

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Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968

by Northern Lights Productions

Scarred Justice investigates the continued cover-up of the 1968 tragedy at South Carolina State University, and follows ongoing efforts to seek justice.

Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria

by Victor Silverman, Susan Stryker, and Jack Walsh

When San Francisco police raided a popular late-night hangout for transgendered people in 1966, the patrons unexpectedly fought back, helping to launch a broader fight of human rights in America.

Shared History

by Felicia Dryden

The great, great granddaughter of a slaveowner and a descendant of a slave seek to reconcile the connections between their families with the reality of slavery.

Sisters of Selma: Bearing Witness for Change

by Jayasri Majumdar Hart

African American and white Catholic nuns helped make Selma a turning point for the civil rights movement and change the role of the Catholic church in America.

Southern Belle

by Kathy Conkwright and Mary Makley

Southern Belle is an insider's look at the 1861 Athenaeum Girls' School where young women from around the world signed up to become that iconic and romantic image of southern identity — the southern belle.

The Spirituals

by Eren McGinnis and Ari Palos

The Spirituals recounts an indigenous American music form's bitter histories through the work of a world-renown contemporary spiritual group.

The Uprising of '34

by George Stoney and Judith Helfand

In 1934, thousands of textile workers participated in the largest single-industry strike in history; dozens of southern communities are still living with the consequences of this largely unknown event.

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