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What is the Black Church

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


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NH Roots

NH Roots

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

NH Roots

NH Roots

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

Community

Community

Woullard Lett talks about the church's role of support.

Truth

Truth

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


Beyond Spirit

Beyond Spirit

Woullard Lett talks about the church's role of building strength and connections.

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.

Trailer 2 | Philly D.A. | Episode 2

Trailer 2 | Philly D.A. | Episode 2

Tuesday, April 20 at 9/8c on PBS and the PBS Video app

Down a Dark Stairwell, Chinese Subtitles

Down a Dark Stairwell, Chinese Subtitles

Sometimes the quest for racial justice isn’t black and white.

Down a Dark Stairwell

Down a Dark Stairwell

Sometimes the quest for racial justice isn’t black and white.

Official Trailer #2 | Philly D.A.

Official Trailer #2 | Philly D.A.

He sued police over 75 times. Now he’s the D.A. Can his team make change from the inside?

Mississippi-Is This America? (1963-1964) | Register to Vote

Mississippi-Is This America? (1963-1964) | Register to Vote

Voter registration, and suppression, for Black Americans in Mississippi.

Mississippi - Is This America? (1963-1964) | Freedom Summer

Mississippi - Is This America? (1963-1964) | Freedom Summer

Bob Moses announces the 1964 project known as Freedom Summer in Mississippi.

Mississippi-Is This America? (1963-1964) | A New Party

Mississippi-Is This America? (1963-1964) | A New Party

Victoria Gray Adams explains the goals of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) | Nashville Sit-Ins

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) | Nashville Sit-Ins

Activist Diane Nash recounts a day during the lunch counter sit-ins in Nashville.

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) | John Lewis

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) | John Lewis

John Lewis speaks about what the Freedom Riders experienced while traveling in Alabama.

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) | Freedom Riders

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) | Freedom Riders

CORE's James Farmer explains the procedures for the Freedom Riders through the South.

No Easy Walk (1961-1963) | MLK Jr. in Birmingham

No Easy Walk (1961-1963) | MLK Jr. in Birmingham

The story of the moment that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. showed his his “true leadership."

No Easy Walk (1961-1963) | March on Washington: John Lewis

No Easy Walk (1961-1963) | March on Washington: John Lewis

An excerpt of John Lewis's speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.

No Easy Walk (1961-1963) | March on Washington: MLK Jr.

No Easy Walk (1961-1963) | March on Washington: MLK Jr.

An excerpt of MLK's speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963.

Awakenings (1954-1956) | The Bus Boycott: Women and Allyship

Awakenings (1954-1956) | The Bus Boycott: Women and Allyship

The Montgomery bus boycott creates a necessary relationship between Black and white women.

Fighting Back (1957–1962) | Elizabeth Eckford

Fighting Back (1957–1962) | Elizabeth Eckford

Elizabeth Eckford arrives for her first day of school, only to be met by an angry crowd.

Fighting Back (1957–1962) | The Little Rock Nine

Fighting Back (1957–1962) | The Little Rock Nine

Melba Pattillo Beals shares the police's plan to escort the Little Rock Nine to safety.

Fighting Back (1957–1962) | Minnijean Brown

Fighting Back (1957–1962) | Minnijean Brown

Little Rock Nine students recall when Minnijean Brown retaliated against harassment.

Awakenings (1954-1956) | Unita Blackwell

Awakenings (1954-1956) | Unita Blackwell

Unita Blackwell shares the motivating factors for Black Americans to join the movement.

Awakenings (1954-1956) | Montgomery Bus Boycott

Awakenings (1954-1956) | Montgomery Bus Boycott

Montgomery, AL's Black residents prep for the 1955 bus boycott after Rosa Park's arrest.

Awakenings (1954-1956) | Clip | Donie Jones

Awakenings (1954-1956) | Clip | Donie Jones

Donie Jones opens up about the bus boycott, and the unexpected assistance she received.

Awakenings (1954-1956)

Awakenings (1954-1956)

Individual acts of courage inspire Black Southerners to fight for their rights.

Fighting Back (1957–1962)

Fighting Back (1957–1962)

States’ rights, loyalists, and federal authorities collide over school integration.

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961)

Black college students take a leadership role in the Civil Rights Movement.

No Easy Walk (1961-1963)

No Easy Walk (1961-1963)

The Civil Rights Movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations.

Mississippi - Is This America? (1963-1964)

Mississippi - Is This America? (1963-1964)

Mississippi’s grassroots Civil Rights Movement becomes an American concern.

Bridge to Freedom (1965)

Bridge to Freedom (1965)

A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery,

Promo

Promo

The definitive story of the civil rights era.

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Trailer

The definitive story of the civil rights era.

Awakenings (1954-1956) | Promo

Awakenings (1954-1956) | Promo

Individual acts of courage inspire Black Southerners to fight for their rights.

Fighting Back (1957–1962) | Promo

Fighting Back (1957–1962) | Promo

States’ rights, loyalists, and federal authorities collide over school integration.

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) | Promo

Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961) | Promo

Black college students take a leadership role in the Civil Rights Movement.

No Easy Walk (1961-1963) | Promo

No Easy Walk (1961-1963) | Promo

The Civil Rights Movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations.

Mississippi - Is This America? (1963-1964) | Promo

Mississippi - Is This America? (1963-1964) | Promo

Mississippi’s grassroots Civil Rights Movement becomes an American concern.

Bridge to Freedom (1965) | Promo

Bridge to Freedom (1965) | Promo

A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery,

Trailer | The Donut King

Trailer | The Donut King

Meet the Donut King, the Cambodian refugee who built a multi-million-dollar empire baking

Al Sharpton Speaks on the Importance of the Black Church

Al Sharpton Speaks on the Importance of the Black Church

In the first decade after the Civil War, many Black Churches were built across the South.

The Black Church Resists the Changing Culture

The Black Church Resists the Changing Culture

As women’s place in society was beginning to change, the Church struggled to accept.

The Popularity of Religious Race Records

The Popularity of Religious Race Records

In the early days of the phonograph, Black music recordings were marketed as Race Records.

The Man with the Million Dollar Voice

The Man with the Million Dollar Voice

In 1954, Reverend Franklin recorded his popular sermon “The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest.”

The Black Vote Decides U.S. Presidential Elections

The Black Vote Decides U.S. Presidential Elections

Between 1920 and 1960, African Americans were able to demand accountability.