Celebrating BIPOC Programming on NHPBS

August 2021

Every month we celebrate the different cultures and races that make up our diverse country.You can watch the programs on one of our 5 on-air channels NHPBS, NHPBS Explore, Create, World and Kids. You can also stream NHPBS LIVE on your computer!

Asia Insight

Asian Americans

Beyond the Canvas

Downing of a Flag

Eyes on the Prize

Fight: American Experience

Freedom Summer

Here I am, Send Me: The Journey of Jonathan Daniels

In Their Own Words

Jesse Owen: American Experience

Journeys in Japan

Justice in Chester

Korea: The Never-Ending War

Native America

POV: Pier Kids

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

Unforgivable Blackness


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Ali, Activism & The Modern Athlete

A Q&A with Raina Kelley (moderator), Malcolm Jenkins, Claressa Shields, and Ken Burns.

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Cassius Clay Changes His Name to Muhammad Ali

Cassius Clay Changes His Name to Muhammad Ali

Elijah Muhammad offers Cassius a new name to secure his allegiance to the Nation of Islam.

Muhammad Ali's Devotion to Islam

Muhammad Ali's Devotion to Islam

Muhammad Ali's devotion to Islam grows, and in 1989 he makes a pilgrimage to Mecca.

Fighting Words Before the Thrilla in Manila

Fighting Words Before the Thrilla in Manila

Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier prepare for their third fight, the Thrilla in Manila.

Muhammad Ali Marries Belinda Boyd in Chicago

Muhammad Ali Marries Belinda Boyd in Chicago

In 1966, Muhammad Ali met 16-year-old Belinda Boyd at a Nation of Islam bakery.


Outlash Follows Muhammad Ali's Criticism of the Vietnam War

Outlash Follows Muhammad Ali's Criticism of the Vietnam War

Muhammad Ali faces outlash after condemning the Vietnam War.

The Supreme Court Overturns Muhammad Ali's Conviction

The Supreme Court Overturns Muhammad Ali's Conviction

In a shocking decision, the Supreme Court unanimously overturned Ali's conviction.

Muhammad Ali Is Found Guilty of Refusing the Draft

Muhammad Ali Is Found Guilty of Refusing the Draft

An all-white Houston jury found Muhammad Ali guilty of refusing the draft.

Muhammad Ali is Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Muhammad Ali is Diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease

Upon retiring from boxing, Ali was forced to confront his deteriorating health.

Muhammad Ali Embarks on a Tour Across Africa

Muhammad Ali Embarks on a Tour Across Africa

Ali's tour of Africa revealed the mighty boxer's worldwide social influence.

Muhammad Ali's Focus on Racial Justice

Muhammad Ali's Focus on Racial Justice

In an interview, Ali hinted at retiring, saying he'd rather fight for racial justice.

'I'm Free to be Who I Want to Be'

'I'm Free to be Who I Want to Be'

As Clay gained success, he was criticized for his socio-political and religious beliefs.

Ali, Race & Religion

Ali, Race & Religion

A Q&A with Ken Burns, Justin Tinsley (moderator), Ibtihaj Muhammad, and Sherman Jackson.

Trailer | Cured

Trailer | Cured

When homosexuality was considered an illness to be “cured," LGBTQ activists fought back.

Behind the Scenes | Making Muhammad Ali

Behind the Scenes | Making Muhammad Ali

Ken Burns and others give an inside look at the making of Muhammad Ali.

Trailer | Independent Lens Fall 2021 Season

Trailer | Independent Lens Fall 2021 Season

Award-winning films from Independent Lens. Coming to PBS, America’s home for documentaries

Trailer #2: The Man

Trailer #2: The Man

Muhammad Ali brings to life the boxing champion who became an inspiration across the globe

Official Trailer

Official Trailer

Muhammad Ali brings to life the boxing champion who became an inspiration across the globe

Ali On The World's Stage

Ali On The World's Stage

A Q&A with Ken Burns, Lonnae O’Neal (moderator), Janet Evans, and Todd Boyd.

Ali the Man

Ali the Man

A Q&A with Ken Burns, Jesse Washington (moderator), Rasheda Ali Walsh, and Howard Bryant.

When I'm Her

When I'm Her

A former ballet prodigy finds refuge in his alter ego, a Russian ballet instructor.

Black Lives Matter Protest at Tulsa City Hall

Black Lives Matter Protest at Tulsa City Hall

Tulsa's Black Lives Matter protesters are met by armed militia groups at city hall.

Muhammad Ali - A Look Ahead

Muhammad Ali - A Look Ahead

Muhammad Ali brings to life the boxing champion who became an inspiration across the globe

Senior Prom

Senior Prom

For residents of an LGBTQ+ retirement home, “senior” prom takes on a whole new meaning.

A Legacy of Injustice

A Legacy of Injustice

George Floyd’s is just the latest injustice against Black Americans.

Majeste Pearson Sings The Black National Anthem

Majeste Pearson Sings The Black National Anthem

Tulsa native Majeste Pearson sings "Lift Every Voice and Sing"

Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten

Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten

Learn about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, on the one hundredth anniversary of the crime.

Trailer 8 | Philly D.A. | Episode 8

Trailer 8 | Philly D.A. | Episode 8

Tuesday, June 1 at 9/8c on PBS and the PBS Video app.

The Dancing Man of L.A.

The Dancing Man of L.A.

A one-man dance party and fixture of the LA concert scene copes during the COVID pandemic.

Trailer | The People vs. Agent Orange

Trailer | The People vs. Agent Orange

Two activists fight to hold the chemical industry accountable.

The Donut King

The Donut King

Meet the Donut King, Ted Ngoy, the Cambodian refugee who built a donut empire.

What is the Black Church

What is the Black Church

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

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.

Reparations for the Tulsa Massacre Descendants

Reparations for the Tulsa Massacre Descendants

Learn about the current reparations lawsuit against the City of Tulsa.

Trailer 7 | Philly D.A. | Episode 7

Trailer 7 | Philly D.A. | Episode 7

Tuesday, May 25 at 9/8c on PBS and the PBS Video app.

Trailer | Two Gods

Trailer | Two Gods

A Muslim mortician uses the rituals of death to teach two troubled teenagers how to live b

Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten Extended Preview

Tulsa: The Fire and the Forgotten Extended Preview

Learn about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre on the one hundredth anniversary of the crime.

Stan

Stan

This breathtakingly honest and brave documentary follows 26-year-old musician Stan Walker

For My Father's Kingdom

For My Father's Kingdom

FOR MY FATHER’S KINGDOM follows Tongan pensioner Saia Mafile’o and his family

Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula

Na Kamalei: The Men of Hula

The role of male hula dancers has long been overshadowed by Western concepts of gender.

American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i

American Aloha: Hula Beyond Hawai'i

AMERICAN ALOHA: HULA BEYOND HAWAI’I tells the stories of three kumu hula

Tokyo Hula

Tokyo Hula

Today it is estimated there are nearly 2 million people dancing hula in Japan

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.