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Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

by Gordon Quinn, Bob Hercules, Joanna Rudnick, and Keith Walker

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man follows the Tony Award-winning choreographer Bill T. Jones as he conceives and executes a dance production based on the life of Abraham Lincoln. The New York Times claimed that Jones's "portrayal of Lincoln is likely to scandalize as many people as it delights."

American Masters

Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life

by Robert Levi

The composer of "Take the A-Train" and other Duke Ellington hits, Billy Strayhorn struggled with obscurity and prejudice as a successful gay man in the tumultuous middle of the 20th century.

Independent Lens

Black Is ... Black Ain't

by Marlon Riggs

Marlon Riggs's final film explores questions of "blackness" and black identity.

The Black Kungfu Experience

by Martha Burr and Mei-Juin Chen

From Blaxploitation cinema in the 1970s to hip-hop and reggae iconography, the martial art of kungfu provides a vital subtext for the modern African American cultural experience.

The Black Panthers: Seize the Time

by Stanley Nelson

The first in the three-film America Revisited series, The Black Panthers: Seize the Time sheds light on the Black Panther Party — and all its reviled, adored, misunderstood, and mythologized history.

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

by Goran Hugo Olsson

A fascinating look at America's Black Power movement as seen through the eyes of Swedish filmmakers who shot hours of footage in the late 1960s and 1970s with many of the movement's leaders.

Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead

Blacking Up: Hip-Hop's Remix of Race and Identity

by Robert A. Clift

As hip-hop music and culture continue to redefine American life, its influence exposes the high stakes of the struggle to cross or maintain the cultural divide.

The Boys of Baraka

by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

A group of troubled boys in inner city Baltimore leave home to complete the 7th and 8th grade at the Baraka School, an experimental program located in rural Kenya, East Africa.

POV

Bronx Princess

by Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed

Follow the journey of an American teenager who travels to Ghana, West Africa to reunite with her royal father.

POV

Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

by Nancy Kates and Bennett Singer

Despite his achievements as a master strategist and tireless activist in the Civil Rights Movement, Bayard Rustin was silenced and imprisoned — largely because he was an openly gay man in a homophobic era.

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