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Filmmaker Macky Alston searches for a connection between his own family and two African American families with the same last name. The families trace their ancestors to the same plantation.
Explore identity and race through an award-winning documentary about one man's efforts to uncover the history of three families that share his last name.
Uprooted from their home, Seven-year-old Jeanne Wakatsuki and her family were sent to live at Manzanar internment camp with ten thousand other Japanese Americans in 1942.
In Farmingville, New York, tensions rise in the community after an influx of Mexican immigrants move there for work, which ultimately results in vicious hate crimes.
In 1960, four men initiated lunch counter sit-ins in Greensboro, NC, which served as a blueprint for the wave of nonviolent civil rights protests that would later sweep the nation.
The Ellis Island hospital was at once welcoming and foreboding: immigrants nursed to health were allowed entry to America, but those deemed feeble of body or mind were deported.
This film examines the climate of segregation and state-sanctioned violence that led to the racially motivated Birmingham church bombing in 1963, which resulted in the death of four young girls.
The story behind a courageous band of civil rights activists called the Freedom Riders who creatively challenged segregation in the American South in 1961.
This film tells the complex and compelling history of the Mississippi voter registration struggles of 1961-1964: the interracial nature of the campaign, the tensions and conflicts, the fears and hopes.
Expelled from their homeland by the Nazis, many German-Jewish scholars came to the US and found new lives and careers at all-Black colleges and universities in the then-segregated South.
After WWII, a migration of African Americans from the rural South to the North took place. Four million black people created a dynamic urban culture outside the South, changing America forever.
Leon Bass, a retired educator who as a young African American soldier entered Buchenwald shortly after its liberation, reflects on his life experiences fighting racism in this memoir.