• A. Philip Randolph

    A. Philip Randolph

    Takes viewers on a tour of 20th-century civil rights and labor history as it chronicles Randolph's legendary efforts to build a more equitable society.

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  • Being Elmo

    Being Elmo

    Beloved by millions of children around the world, Elmo is an international icon. However, few people know the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster: Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, 'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' follows Clash's remarkable career, while also offering a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.

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  • Black Fortunes

    Black Fortunes

    Wills, Shomari

    The untold history of America's first black millionaires--former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties--self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison.

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  • Black Man in A White Coat

    Black Man in A White Coat

    Tweedy, Damon

    Tweedy explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care.

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  • Boss

    Boss

    This documentary covers more than 150 years of African-American men and women, from those bound by bondage to moguls at the top of multimillion-dollar empires.

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  • Curveball

    Curveball

    Ackmann, Martha

    Curveball tells the inspiring story of baseball's "female Jackie Robinson," a woman whose ambition, courage, and raw talent propelled her from ragtag teams barnstorming across the Dakotas to playing in front of large crowds at Yankee Stadium.

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  • Emancipation Road

    Emancipation Road

    The story of African Slavery in America started with the first permanent English Colony in the 17th century... and ended with the Civil War. But those two hundred and fifty years of struggle were just the beginning. The beginning of a journey down the long Emancipation Road.

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  • Franchise

    Franchise

    Chatelain, Marcia

    Uncovers a surprising history of cooperation among fast food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders, who--in the troubled years after King's assassination--believed they found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality.

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  • The Future of the Colored Race in America

    The Future of the Colored Race in America

    Aikman, William

    Travel back in time to the midst of Civil War-torn America and get a first-hand glimpse into how progressive American thinkers were conceptualizing race relations and grappling with the issue of how African-Americans would fare in the aftermath of the war. This thought-provoking essay from writer and pastor William Aikman is a compelling document of a turbulent period in U.S. history.

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  • Invisible

    Invisible

    Carter, Stephen L.

    She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted.

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