The following was sent to us by a member of both the NAACP and KPBS; these look to be great programs!
|Take a deep dive into African American history with these great programs that profile fascinating people and stories|
|Nine Impactful Programs About Black Lives in America We have a great selection of videos for Black History Month that are available on the PBS Video app, which you can download on any device where you watch streaming video. PBS Video is available for iOS, Android, Amazon Fire, Roku, Apple TV and more – just check the app store on your favorite device. A couple of these shows are exclusive to members like you who have your digital member benefit, KPBS Passport! If you haven’t activated your Passport account yet, click here to get started (and if you have difficulty, watch this step-by-step video).|
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s documentary series “Reconstruction: America After the Civil War” explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years that composed the post-war Reconstruction era (1865-77) witnessed a seismic shift in the meaning and makeup of our democracy. This series tells the full story of this misrepresented and misunderstood chapter of American history.*Passport exclusive
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution A new revolutionary culture emerged in the turbulent ’60s, and the Black Panther Party was at the vanguard. “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” sheds light on the Black Panther Party — and all its reviled, adored, misunderstood, and mythologized history. Weaving together rare footage with voices of those who were there, Stanley Nelson tells the vibrant story of a pivotal movement that still feels timely.
Nas Live From the Kennedy Center: Classical Hip-Hop Two decades after the album’s critically acclaimed release, Nas teamed up with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, to stage a symphonic rendition of “Illmatic,” one of the most revered albums in hip-hop history.* Passport exclusive
Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the course of the nation for over 150 years — yet remains largely unknown. With “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities,” the story of the rise, influence, and evolution of HBCUs comes to life.
Say It Loud “Say It Loud” is a PBS Digital Studios series that celebrates Black culture, context, and history. Hosts Evelyn from the Internets and Azie Dungey give you a comedic take on identity and pop culture, from Black pride movements to Black Twitter. The show explores the complexity of Black experience and finds joy in the many ways Black folks have influenced American life. Episodes explore such topics and figures as soul food, Richard Pryor, Missy Elliott and Black inventors.
The First Rainbow Coalition In 1969, the Chicago Black Panther Party formed alliances across ethnic and racial lines with other community-based movements in the city, including Latino group the Young Lords and southern whites the Young Patriots. Banding together in one of America’s most segregated cities to confront issues like police brutality and substandard housing, they called themselves the Rainbow Coalition.
John Lewis – Get in the Way The son of sharecroppers, John Lewis grew up in rural isolation, seemingly destined to a bleak, segregation-imposed future. But his fate took a different turn, and Lewis rose from Alabama’s Black Belt to the corridors of power on Capitol Hill, his humble origins forever linking him to those whose voices customarily go unheard. Follow his journey from the Selma March in 1965, where Lewis came face-to-face with club-wielding troopers and exemplified non-violence, to the 21st century, where he came to be considered the conscience of Congress.
We’ll Meet Again: Freedom Summer Ann Curry hosts this series featuring dramatic reunions of people whose lives crossed at pivotal moments. View history through their eyes and hear stories of heroism, hope and the forging of unbreakable bonds. In the show’s first season, “Freedom Summer” (Season 1, Episode 5) features the dramatic reunions of people who lost touch after the civil rights movement. Fatima hopes to thank Thelma for her courage in the face of racism, and Sherie searches for the friend who inspired her commitment to social justice. *Passport exclusive
American Creed Join former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, historian David Kennedy and a diverse group of Americans to explore whether a unifying set of beliefs, an American creed, can prove more powerful than the issues that divide us. This special features an array of citizen-activists including baseball manager Joe Maddon, author Junot Díaz, Marine Tegan Griffith, and political organizers Joan Blades and Mark Meckler as they strive to bring communities together across deep divides.
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