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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.


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 affect girls throughout their lives.

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.

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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.

Reconstruction | Part 1, Hour 2

Reconstruction | Part 1, Hour 2

Post-Civil War America was a new world.

Reconstruction | Part 1, Hour 1

Reconstruction | Part 1, Hour 1

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

Reconstruction | Part 2, Hour 1

Reconstruction | Part 2, Hour 1

Hour three of the series examines the years 1877-1896

Reconstruction | Part 2, Hour 2

Reconstruction | Part 2, Hour 2

Racist imagery saturated popular culture and Southern propaganda manipulated the story.

Reconstruction | Hour 3 Preview

Reconstruction | Hour 3 Preview

Hour three of the series examines the years 1877-1896.

Reconstruction | Hour 2 Preview

Reconstruction | Hour 2 Preview

A controversial presidential election in 1876 deals Reconstruction a grievous blow.

Reconstruction | Hour 4 Preview

Reconstruction | Hour 4 Preview

Racist imagery saturated popular culture and Southern propaganda manipulated the story.

Reconstruction| Episode 2 Preview

Reconstruction| Episode 2 Preview

A look at the rise of Jim Crow and the turn of the century.

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.

Reconstruction | Hour 1 Preview

Reconstruction | Hour 1 Preview

Reconstruction explores the transformative years following the American Civil War.

Reconstruction| Extended Trailer

Reconstruction| Extended Trailer

Here is an extended first look at Reconstruction: America After the Civil War.

Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride

Episode 5: Prejudice and Pride

Details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity

Episode 6: Peril and Promise

Episode 6: Peril and Promise

Takes viewers through the past 30 years of immigration and transformation

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta, along with Cesar Chavez co-founded the United Farm Workers

Immigration Demonstrations of 2006

Immigration Demonstrations of 2006

If HR4437 passed the senate 12 million undocumented immigrants would have been 'felons'

Immigration at the Crossroads

Immigration at the Crossroads

Many immigrants have children who are U.S. Citizens

Maria Elena Salinas

Maria Elena Salinas

Maria Elena Salinas has co-anchored Noticero Univision since 1988.

Voter Mobilization in Texas

Voter Mobilization in Texas

The Chicano movement changed the political landscape of Texas, and America.

Gustavo Perez Firmat

Gustavo Perez Firmat

Gustavo Perez Firmat left Cuba in 1960 at age 11.

El Dorado

El Dorado

The Capo family starts their own furniture business in Little Havana, Miami

Hector Garcia

Hector Garcia

Hector Garcia was a Mexican-American doctor who dedicated his life to help veterans.

Herman Badillo

Herman Badillo

Herman Badillo was the first Puerto Rican to be elected to U.S. Representative.

Episode 3: War and Peace Trailer

Episode 3: War and Peace Trailer

Service during the war allows Latinos to make unprecedented gains in civil rights

Puerto Rican Youth and West Side Story

Puerto Rican Youth and West Side Story

Race and Ethnicity increasingly became a source of conflict for Puerto Ricans in New York.

Los Angeles Walk Out

Los Angeles Walk Out

In 1968 Sal Castro organized the East Los Angeles high school walkouts

Farmworkers Strike

Farmworkers Strike

Caesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta lead the farmworkers strike in California

Carlos Vaquerano

Carlos Vaquerano

By the late 1970s Central America became a battleground of the cold war.

Immigration and Education

Immigration and Education

Education of Latino Youth should be the concern of all Americans.

Episode 6: Peril and Promise Trailer

Episode 6: Peril and Promise Trailer

From Cuba a second wave of refugees to United States – the Mariel exodus – floods Miami

Cuban Exodus

Cuban Exodus

Luis and Carlos Capo remember leaving Cuba for the United States in Fall of 1966

Episode 3: War and Peace

Episode 3: War and Peace

Latino Americans serve their country during WWII but still face discrimination at home.

Episode 4: The New Latinos

Episode 4: The New Latinos

Highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic

Guy Gabaldon

Guy Gabaldon

Guy Gabaldon was a Mexican-American U.S. Marine who captured 1500 Japanese during WWII

Eligio Pena

Eligio Pena

An immigrant from the Dominican Republic who fled the civil war and settled in New York

Episode 4: The New Latinos Trailer

Episode 4: The New Latinos Trailer

New waves of immigration bring people from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic