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Whose Streets? - An Unflinching Look at the Ferguson Uprising
Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, WHOSE STREETS? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for…
W.E.B. Du Bois - A Biography in Four Voices
The long and remarkable life of Dr. William Edward Burghardt (W.E.B) Du Bois (1868-1963) offers unique insights into an eventful century in African American history. Born three years after the end of the Civil War, Du Bois witnessed the imposition…
Teach Us All - Segregation and Education in the United States
Sixty years after the Little Rock Nine faced mobs of racially charged hatred and became cornerstones of the Civil Rights movement, TEACH US ALL examines how the present day United States education system fails to live up to that promise…
Promises Betrayed (1865 - 1896)
Episode 1 of The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
How did Jim Crow begin? As Reconstruction ended, African Americans' efforts to assert their constitutional rights began to be repressed at every turn, betraying the promises of Emancipation. Southern whites were embolden by the North's withdrawal of support for Black…
For Ahkeem - Challenges Facing African American Teenagers
This intimate coming of age story illuminates challenges that many black teenagers face in America today, and witnesses the strength, resilience, and determination it takes to survive. One year before the fatal police shooting of a black teenager in nearby…
Out of the Shadows
Part of the Series: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
PBS
The series begins at a turning point in American history: the Selma marches and Watts riots that marked a new phase in the black struggle. Gates explores the rising call for Black Power, redefining American culture, politics, and society.
Don't Shout Too Soon (1917 - 1940)
Episode 3 of The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
In the aftermath of World War I, a new round of race riots and lynching broke out, yet this was also a time of increasing strength for Black resistance movements. Episode Three chronicles the years between the wars as a…
Fighting Back (1896 - 1917)
Episode 2 of The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
This episode illustrates the early rise of a successful Black middle class and the determination of white supremacists to destroy fledgling Black political power. The growing oppression had a profound effect on a professor at Atlanta University, W.E.B. Du Bois,…
A. Philip Randolph: For Jobs and Freedom - The Father of the Modern Civil Rights Movement
Ask most people who led the 1963 March on Washington and they'll probably tell you Martin Luther King, Jr. But the real force behind the event was the man many call the pre-eminent black labor leader of the century and…
Whose History? - The Reckoning over Confederate Monuments and the Racial Terror of Lynching
Episode 4 of America Divided Season Two
Jussie Smollett travels to Memphis, Tennessee to witness the growing movement to bring down Confederate monuments and commemorate the deaths of thousands of African-Americans lynched during decades of racial terror. On his journey, Jussie meets the brother of a lynching…
Show Me Democracy - Student Activism Admist the Uprising in Ferguson
Amidst the uprising in Ferguson, MO, seven St. Louis college students evolve into activists as they demand change through policy and protest. This film examines their personal lives and backgrounds as each of them copes with the fallout of Ferguson.…
Touch the Sky
Part of the Series: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
PBS
The final hour brings the story up to the present day. Gates celebrates how far African Americans have come toward equality and raises hard questions about the obstacles that remain.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: A Historical Perspective - An Authorized Biography of a Civil Rights Hero
He was the conscience of the struggle for civil rights--and one of its many heroic martyrs. this documentary offers a one-of-a-kind examination of Dr. King's extraordinary life. Using rare and largely unseen film footage and photographs, this film (endorsed by…
Move on Up
Part of the Series: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
PBS
The second hour dramatizes the diverging paths for African Americans and outbursts of white backlash that emerged in the 1970s and early '80s. Gates explores how African Americans found new sources of hope from the creation of hip-hop.
Keep Your Head Up
Part of the Series: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
PBS
The third hour reveals profound fissures within the country--and within black America--that deepened through the 1980s and '90s, just as African Americans were becoming more visible than ever.
Terror and Triumph (1940 - 1954)
Episode 4 of The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
Episode Four examines the surge of Black activism that took place after World War II. Black veterans returned from the war determined to achieve the same rights at home that they had fought for in Europe in a Jim Crow…
Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
PBS
This series looks at the last five decades of African American history through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, scholarly analysis and rare archival footage,…
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. This definitive four-part series documents a brutal and oppressive era rooted in the growing…
4 videos