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Mississippi Grind
A24
Down-on-his-luck gambler Gerry and his hot-streak buddy Curtis hit the road for New Orleans hunting a big payday. On riverboats and racetracks they chase women and thrills--before risking it all in the wager of their lives. Nominated for Best Male…
Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band - An Unsung Hero of Jazz History
She was ahead of her time, a genius. During an era when Jazz was the nation's popular music, Mary Lou Williams was one of its greatest innovators. As both a pianist and composer, she was a font of daring and…
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Eleanor Roosevelt
Part of the Series: American Experience
PBS
She was the nation's conscience, a tireless advocate for the disadvantaged, a woman who influenced American social policies for decades and pushed through the first international charter on human rights. Eleanor Roosevelt survived a painful childhood and a difficult marriage…
Miss Firecracker
Carnelle Scott is best-known in her hometown of Yazoo City, MS, for her unrepentant promiscuity. An orphan taken in by her genteel relatives, she idolizes her older cousin, Elain Rutledge, a former Fourth of July "Miss Firecracker" contest winner who…
Go Tell it on the Mountain
A story of violence and desire, of tenderness and compassion, so gripping and moving, which lays bare the trials and sufferings, the yearnings and aspirations of three generations of an African American family. The journey of a family from the…
Bridging the Divide - Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race
During this tumultuous election season, watch a film about an election which made a real difference. Broadcast on PBS in 2016, BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race tells the compelling story about Los Angeles Mayor Tom…
Soft Vengeance - Albie Sachs and the New South Africa
Winner of a Peabody Award , SOFT VENGEANCE is a film about Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. As a…
The Journey of Henry "Box" Brown
A magical look at the historic true tale of slave Henry Box Brown, a man who mailed himself to freedom in a wooden box from a plantation in Richmond, Virginia to freedom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1848. Narrated by Emmy…
Amazing Grace
Even though her classmates discourage Grace from trying out for Peter Pan in the school play because she is black and a girl, Grace wins the part and proves that she can be anything that she wants to be.
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa
This unique African-American holiday commemorates the strength of family ties, respect for ancestors, commitment to the growth of community, and gratitude for life's bounties.