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by Loren Mendell
The unlikely story of America's original shock-jock — Petey Greene — who battled the system and his own demons during a time of civil unrest in the nation's capital.
by Pratibha Parmar
Writer and human-rights activist Alice Walker’s story is an inspiring personal journey of a life lived with passionate commitment to truth and justice – ideals that sprang from a background of poverty and violent racism.
Women and Girls Lead, American Masters
by Marco Williams
From the 1860s to the 1920s, towns across the U.S. violently expelled African American residents. Today, these communities remain virtually all white. As black descendants return to demand justice, Banished exposes the hidden history of racial cleansing in America.
by Danny Schechter and Faye M. Anderson
Uncovering racial exclusion, voting rights violations and the subversion of a recount in the most contested and controversial election in U.S. history, Counting on Democracy investigates the disenfranchisement of voters in Florida during the 2000 Presidential election.
by Sharon La Cruise
A look at the life of African American political activist and newspaper publisher Daisy Bates.
Independent Lens, Women and Girls Lead
by Dawn Logsdon
Nestled at the edge of New Orleans’ fabled French Quarter, Faubourg Tremé is one of America’s oldest African American neighborhoods: it is also the origin of the civil rights movement in the South, and the birthplace of jazz.
by Rebecca Cerese and Steven Channing
One day at a Woolworth lunch counter, four young men changed the course of history.
Jayson Blair was a young reporter whose shocking lies nearly destroyed the New York Times and forced the entire media industry to take a closer look at ethics, diversity, affirmative action, and responsibility in journalism.
by Melanie Judd and Susan Motamed
Spanning four years in the life of one irrepressible girl, Girl, Adopted offers an intimate look at the struggle to create an identity in the aftermath of adoption across race and culture.
by Charlene Gilbert
“This is the story of my family, this is the story of black farmers in the 20th century, this is the story of land and love.”