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A young black man accidentally bumping into a white woman ignites a large-scale, racially motivated conflict, in which a group of whites attack the black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
This documentary series chronicles the final decades of the American frontier, from the time of the Gold Rush until after the last of the Indian wars at Wounded Knee.
This 1962 film version of Harper Lee’s classic novel retells the story of Atticus Finch and his defense of a black man charged with rape in a racially divided small southern town.
Six-year-old Scout is forced to face a new, frightening side of her rural southern town when her attorney father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman.
This two-part documentary tells the story of the first African American boxer to win the title Heavyweight Champion of the World.
In 1968, Chicano high school students in East Los Angeles walked out of their schools to protest racial discrimination and poor conditions.
Melba Pattillo’s autobiographical account of the integration of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, explores not only the power of racism, but also ideas of justice, identity, and choice.
We Shall Remain is a five-part television series that shows how Native people valiantly resisted expulsion from their lands and fought the extinction of their culture.
Hurricane Katrina tore through the Gulf Coast region of the U.S. in 2005, putting in stark relief the race and class divide present in America.
Mass media was used for the first time in history during WWII to influence the hearts and minds of both Germans and Americans.
This documentary chronicles Yuri Kochiyama, a Japanese American woman who has a history of activism on a wide range of issues, and her contribution to social change.
Arch Oboler’s 1938 radio play, performed by Katharine Hepburn, pleaded with American audiences to offer more aid to Jewish refugee children. It aired as the country debated over the Wagner-Rogers Bill (Joint Resolution 64).