This documentary illuminates the life and work of Bayard Rustin—a visionary activist who has been called “the unknown hero” of the civil rights movement.
Photographer Catherine Hanf Noren tells the story of her family, before, during, and after the Holocaust, through old photographs.
Students discuss their ancestral identities and what "Becoming American" means to them.
"When your conscience speaks, say something." Sir Ben Kingsley reminds us that, when we stand up for what we believe or speak up instead of turning away, we might just become someone's hero. So will you take a stand?
Reporters, media professionals, and a graduate student explore the power of social media for sharing news and information, catalyzing social activism, and allowing citizens to play a watchdog role.
This episode examines the careers of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and master builder Robert Moses, and the public works that transformed the city in the 1930s. It also explores Harlem during the Depression and the complex impact of the automobile.