Race in America

Watch a collection of films and specials that highlight and add context to the many aspects of race and racism in our country. Below are a number of resources to help us deepen our understanding of racism in America.

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Rev. Jeffrey McILwain describes what the Black Church means to him.

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Truth

Truth

Rev. Jeffrey McILwain describes what truth and faith within the Black Church meant.

NH Roots

NH Roots

Rev. Jeffrey McILwain talks about the opening of the first AME Zion Church in NH.

The Pearl

The Pearl

Rev. Jeffrey McILwain talks about the first Black Church in New Hampshire, "The Pearl".

Pacification

Pacification

Woullard Lett talks about how slave-traders once used the church as a tool to pacify.


What is the Black Church

What is the Black Church

Woullard Lett shares his thoughts on what the Black Church means to him.

NH Roots

NH Roots

Woullard Lett talks about the roots of the Black Church in New Hampshire.

Community

Community

Woullard Lett talks about the churcha€?s role of support.

Beyond Spirit

Beyond Spirit

Woullard Lett talks about the churcha€?s role of building strength and connections.

Gospel Trailer

Gospel Trailer

The Black Church explores the churcha€?s powerful influence.

Inside Look

Inside Look

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. discusses the origins of Black church.

Extended Trailer

Extended Trailer

Explore the 400-year-old story of the black church in America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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Trailer

An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Remembers John Lewis

Henry Louis Gates Jr. Remembers John Lewis

Henry Louis Gates recalls the impact of John Lewis' life and work.

Reading Frederick Douglass

Reading Frederick Douglass

A stirring speech that is as meaningful today as it was on that day.

Reading Frederick Douglass (Preview)

Reading Frederick Douglass (Preview)

A stirring speech that is as meaningful today as it was on that day.

The Only Piano in the Projects

The Only Piano in the Projects

The Lightfoot brothers recall how they ended up with a piano while living in East Lake.

The Suburbs: A Creation of Government Policies

The Suburbs: A Creation of Government Policies

In 1956, the government further enabled the middle-class movement to the suburbs through the rise of new infrastructure "“ the interstate highway system. For many cities across the country, highways were used as a way to overpass and "erase" areas considered "black slums."?

East Lake Meadows

East Lake Meadows

The story of a public housing community raises critical questions about race and poverty.

'Your Property Values Will Crumble'

'Your Property Values Will Crumble'

In a decade, East Lake went from being predominantly white to 90% African American.

Deteriorating Conditions with No Help in Sight

Deteriorating Conditions with No Help in Sight

Tenants in East Lake Meadows soon find things aren't getting things fixed.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences

How high ACE scores "“ reflecting childhood trauma "“ stays with girls throughout their lives and often results in them blaming themselves for negative outcomes that were never theirs to control. Understanding their ACE scores can help girls reject stereotypes that label them as "bad" or "insubordinate." Knowing their ACE scores can prompt girls to perceive their lives in a more positive light.

Being a Black Girl

Being a Black Girl

We hear from several young women who discuss how Black girls perceive themselves.

Samaya's Story

Samaya's Story

12-year-old Samaya tells us how being kicked out of class almost derailed her life.

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Preview

"Pushout" looks at the criminalization of Black girls in schools.

Official Trailer

Official Trailer

The story of a public housing community raises critical questions about race and poverty.

Chapter 1 | Stonewall Uprising | PBS

Chapter 1 | Stonewall Uprising | PBS

Watch Chapter 1 of Stonewall Uprising.

Profile: Madame CJ Walker

Profile: Madame CJ Walker

A brief history of Madame CJ Walker's beauty empire.

Las Vegas Artist Justin Favela

Las Vegas Artist Justin Favela

Las Vegas artist Justin Favela explains how being Mexican-American influences his work.

Pittsburgh Artist Vanessa German

Pittsburgh Artist Vanessa German

The curators travel to Pittsburgh and the Art House, home of artist Vanessa German. She presents her spoken word performance, "If My Hands Were Anything Other Than Hands." She then takes the curators to her studio and explains her sculpting process "“ which involves reconfiguring dolls and wrapping them like mummies to create a solid figure "“ and the mindset that led to one of her sculptures.

A Nationwide Look at Contemporary Art

A Nationwide Look at Contemporary Art

The curators at Crystal Bridges begin a 10-month journey in search of American artists.

State of the Art

State of the Art

After an exhilarating national journey of artistic discovery, 100 under-recognized American artists were selected for one unforgettable exhibition. "State of the Art," a one-hour documentary, captures the personal stories of seven diverse artists from Crystal Bridges' groundbreaking exhibit who are redefining the American aesthetic.

Inside Look

Inside Look

Get an inside look at how BOSS explores the history of African American business.

Profile: Sundial Brands CEO Richelieu Dennis

Profile: Sundial Brands CEO Richelieu Dennis

Richelieu Dennis discusses the decision to acquire Essence and investing in Black women.

Reconstruction | Part 1, Hour 1

Reconstruction | Part 1, Hour 1

The aftermath of the Civil War was bewildering, exhilarating . . . and terrifying.

Reconstruction | Part 1, Hour 2

Reconstruction | Part 1, Hour 2

Post-Civil War America was a new world. For African Americans living in the former Confederacy, Reconstruction was what historian W. E. B. Du Bois once described as their "brief moment in the sun." But support for the social, economic, and political gains they achieved didn't last long. A controversial presidential election in 1876 deals Reconstruction a grievous blow.

Reconstruction | Part 2, Hour 1

Reconstruction | Part 2, Hour 1

Hour three of the series examines the years 1877-1896, a transitional period that saw visions of a "New South" set the stage for the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction's legal and political legacy. While some African Americans attempted to migrate, the vast majority remained in the South, where sharecropping, convict leasing, disfranchisement, and lynchings drew a "color line"?.

Reconstruction | Part 2, Hour 2

Reconstruction | Part 2, Hour 2

The turn of the century is known as the "?nadir' of race relations, when white supremacy was ascendant and African Americans faced both physical and psychological oppression. Racist imagery saturated popular culture and Southern propaganda manipulated the story of the Civil War and Reconstruction. But African Americans found ways to fight back, using artistic expression to put forward a "New Negro"?

Reconstruction | Hour 3 Preview

Reconstruction | Hour 3 Preview

Hour three of the series examines the years 1877-1896, a transitional period that saw visions of a "New South" set the stage for the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction's legal and political legacy.

Reconstruction | Hour 2 Preview

Reconstruction | Hour 2 Preview

Post-Civil War America was a new world. For African Americans living in the former Confederacy, Reconstruction was what historian W. E. B. Du Bois once described as their "brief moment in the sun." But support for the social, economic, and political gains they achieved didn't last long. A controversial presidential election in 1876 deals Reconstruction a grievous blow.

Reconstruction | Hour 4 Preview

Reconstruction | Hour 4 Preview

The turn of the century is known as the "?nadir' of race relations, when white supremacy was ascendant and African Americans faced both physical and psychological oppression. Racist imagery saturated popular culture and Southern propaganda manipulated the story of the Civil War and Reconstruction. But African Americans found ways to fight back, using artistic expression to put forward a "New Negro"?

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Reconstruction| Episode 2 Preview

Reconstruction| Episode 2 Preview

Hour three of the series examines the years 1877-1896, a transitional period that saw visions of a "New South" set the stage for the rise of Jim Crow and the undermining of Reconstruction's legal and political legacy. Hour four looks at the turn of the century when white supremacy was ascendant and African Americans faced both physical and psychological oppression.

Preview | BOSS: The Black Experience in Business

Preview | BOSS: The Black Experience in Business

Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship in the U.S.

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War | Inside Look

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War | Inside Look

See how our past affects our present with this inside look of Reconstruction.

Trailer | BOSS: The Black Experience in Business

Trailer | BOSS: The Black Experience in Business

Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship.

Greenwood and the Tulsa Race Riots

Greenwood and the Tulsa Race Riots

How the Tulsa Race Riots changed Black Wall Street's legacy forever.

Profile: Merck & Co. CEO Ken Frazier

Profile: Merck & Co. CEO Ken Frazier

Merck & Co. CEO Ken Frazier talks history, community, and inspiration.

Profile: Cathy Hughes

Profile: Cathy Hughes

Cathy Hughes talks about her inspiration, struggles, and incredible success.

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