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From the end of the Civil War to the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Southern blacks led lives of subordination maintained by white supremacist laws known as “Jim Crow.”
This films simultaneously tells the story of the legal campaign against segregation that launched the Civil Rights Movement and pays tribute to a visionary black lawyer, Charles Hamilton Houston.
This film explores the long struggle for black civil rights, reminding us that the pace of progress is often accompanied by conflict and compromise.
While a Lakota child attends a government school, his Indian identity is suppressed, but he works to reclaim all that he lost.
Harvey Milk was the first openly gay person elected to political office in California as San Francisco City Supervisor. He was assassinated in November 1978, along with Mayor George Moscone.
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.