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Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 1, Origins
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directed by Virginia Quinn, fl. 2003; presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1950-; produced by Martin Bates, fl. 2010, McGee Media, Inkwell Films and Kunhardt Films, in Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 53 mins
In his six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent,...
directed by Virginia Quinn, fl. 2003; presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1950-; produced by Martin Bates, fl. 2010, McGee Media, Inkwell Films and Kunhardt Films, in Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 53 mins
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American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 1, Episode 2, Fighting Back (1957–1962)
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directed by Judith Vecchione; produced by Judith Vecchione, Blackside (Production company), in American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 1, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1986), 57 mins
States' rights loyalists and federal authorities collide in the 1957 battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High School, and again in James Meredith's 1962 challenge to segregation at the University of Mississippi. Both times, a Southern governor squares off with a U.S. president, violence erupts — and integr...
directed by Judith Vecchione; produced by Judith Vecchione, Blackside (Production company), in American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 1, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1986), 57 mins
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American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 1, Episode 3, Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960–1961)
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directed by Orlando Bagwell, 1951-; produced by Orlando Bagwell, 1951-, Blackside (Production company), in American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 1, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1986), 57 mins
Black college students take a leadership role in the civil rights movement as lunch counter sit-ins spread across the South. "Freedom Riders" also try to desegregate interstate buses, but they are brutally attacked as they travel.
directed by Orlando Bagwell, 1951-; produced by Orlando Bagwell, 1951-, Blackside (Production company), in American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 1, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1986), 57 mins
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American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 2, Episode 4, The Promised Land (1967–68)
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directed by Paul Jeffrey Stekler, 1953- and Jackie Shearer, 1946-1993; produced by Jackie Shearer, 1946-1993 and Paul Jeffrey Stekler, 1953-, Blackside (Production company), in American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 2, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 58 mins
Martin Luther King stakes out new ground for himself and the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. One year before his death, he publicly opposes the war in Vietnam. His Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) embarks on an ambitious Poor People's Campaign. In the midst of political organizing, King d...
directed by Paul Jeffrey Stekler, 1953- and Jackie Shearer, 1946-1993; produced by Jackie Shearer, 1946-1993 and Paul Jeffrey Stekler, 1953-, Blackside (Production company), in American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 2, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 58 mins
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American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 2, Episode 6, A Nation of Law? (1968–71)
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directed by Terry Kay Rockefeller, fl. 1981, Thomas Ott, 1966- and Louis Massiah, 1955-; produced by Terry Kay Rockefeller, fl. 1981, Thomas Ott, fl. 1990 and Louis Massiah, 1955-, Blackside (Production company), in American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 2, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 58 mins
Black activism is increasingly met with a sometimes violent and unethical response from local and federal law enforcement agencies. In Chicago, two Black Panther Party leaders are killed in a pre-dawn raid by police acting on information supplied by an FBI informant. In the wake of President Nixon's call to "law a...
directed by Terry Kay Rockefeller, fl. 1981, Thomas Ott, 1966- and Louis Massiah, 1955-; produced by Terry Kay Rockefeller, fl. 1981, Thomas Ott, fl. 1990 and Louis Massiah, 1955-, Blackside (Production company), in American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 2, Episode 6 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 58 mins
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American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 2, Episode 7, The Keys to the Kingdom (1974–80)
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directed by Jackie Shearer, 1946-1993 and Paul Jeffrey Stekler, 1953-; produced by Jackie Shearer, 1946-1993 and Paul Jeffrey Stekler, 1953-, Blackside (Production company), in American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 2, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 58 mins
In the 1970s, antidiscrimination legal rights gained in past decades by the civil rights movement are put to the test. In Boston, some whites violently resist a federal court school desegregation order. Atlanta's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, proves that affirmative action can work, but the Bakke Supreme Cou...
directed by Jackie Shearer, 1946-1993 and Paul Jeffrey Stekler, 1953-; produced by Jackie Shearer, 1946-1993 and Paul Jeffrey Stekler, 1953-, Blackside (Production company), in American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 2, Episode 7 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2006), 58 mins
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American Experience, Part 3, The Abolitionists - Part 3
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directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Kathryn Lord, fl. 2005-2017, Susan Bellows, fl. 1989 and Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009, WGBH Boston, in American Experience, Part 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2013), 53 mins
Radicals. Agitators. Troublemakers. Liberators. Called by many names, the abolitionists tore the nation apart in order to create a more perfect union. Men and women, black and white, Northerners and Southerners, poor and wealthy, these passionate anti-slavery activists fought body and soul in the most important ci...
directed by Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009; produced by Molly Jacobs, 1980-, Kathryn Lord, fl. 2005-2017, Susan Bellows, fl. 1989 and Rob Rapley, fl. 1994-2009, WGBH Boston, in American Experience, Part 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2013), 53 mins
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American Masters, Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
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directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Sally Rosenthal, fl. 1999 and Michael Kantor, fl. 1990, Thirteen Productions, ZDF Television and ARTE, in American Masters (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 1 hour 40 mins
He was "Mr. Entertainment," a show-business meteor who blazed across the twentieth century. Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. Yet, his life was complex, complicated, and contradictory. Sammy Davis, Jr.: I'...
directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Sally Rosenthal, fl. 1999 and Michael Kantor, fl. 1990, Thirteen Productions, ZDF Television and ARTE, in American Masters (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 1 hour 40 mins
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American Masters, Season 29, Episode 2, August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand Digital
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directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989 and Julie Sacks, fl. 1996, Thirteen Productions and WQED, in American Masters, Season 29, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins

Explore the life and legacy of playwright August Wilson (1945-2005), the man some call America's Shakespeare, from his roots as an activist and poet to his indelible mark on Broadway. Film and theater luminaries including Viola Davis, Charles Dutton, Laurence Fishburne, James Earl Jones, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Phyl...

directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989 and Julie Sacks, fl. 1996, Thirteen Productions and WQED, in American Masters, Season 29, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 1 hour 25 mins
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Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Part One, Out of the Shadows
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directed by Leah Williams, fl. 2013-2016, Sabin Streeter, fl. 2005-2017, Talleah Bridges McMahon, fl. 2003 and Leslie Asako Gladsjo, fl. 1988-2014; presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1950-; produced by Leah Williams, fl. 2013-2016 and Talleah Bridges McMahon, fl. 2003, Inkwell Films, McGee Media, Ark Media and Kunhardt Films, in Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Part One (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2016), 55 mins
The series begins at a crucial turning point in American history: the Selma marches that led to the signing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and the urban rebellion that broke out in Watts just a few days later. Watts marked a new phase in the black struggle, revealing that our nation's racial issues were not confin...
directed by Leah Williams, fl. 2013-2016, Sabin Streeter, fl. 2005-2017, Talleah Bridges McMahon, fl. 2003 and Leslie Asako Gladsjo, fl. 1988-2014; presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., 1950-; produced by Leah Williams, fl. 2013-2016 and Talleah Bridges McMahon, fl. 2003, Inkwell Films, McGee Media, Ark Media and Kunhardt Films, in Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise, Part One (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2016), 55 mins
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