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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.
This documentary traces the creation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird and discusses how the work has since become an American classic.
A documentary examination of the voluntary 1955 desegregation of the public school system in the town of Hoxie, Arkansas, USA.
How have American movies shaped our perception of the Holocaust? Hollywood’s responses to the horrors of Nazi Germany are examined in this film.
A Native American activist spreads awareness of the dangers of racial stereotyping, particularly in regards to sports, in this documentary.