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How Did This Women-Owned Newspaper Revolutionize Journalism?

How Did This Women-Owned Newspaper Revolutionize Journalism?

How a women-led newsroom blazed a trail for women's rights.

Breaking The News

Breaking The News

Women and LGBTQ+ journalists launch startup The 19th* to buck a broken news media system.

GOSPEL Live! Concert Finale

GOSPEL Live! Concert Finale

Lena Byrd Miles, Erica Campbell and other performers bring the Oasis Church to its feet.

Reverend C.L. Franklin Goes on the Record

Reverend C.L. Franklin Goes on the Record

Rev. Franklin recorded more than 70 albums of sermons


Rev. Dwight Andrews Discusses C.L. Franklin's Influence

Rev. Dwight Andrews Discusses C.L. Franklin's Influence

Rev. Dwight Andrews discusses C.L. Franklin and what Black preaching is.

Mahalia Provides the Soundtrack to the Civil Rights Movement

Mahalia Provides the Soundtrack to the Civil Rights Movement

The legendary Mahalia Jackson provided the soundtrack for the Civil Rights Movement.

Gospel's Second Century

Gospel's Second Century

GOSPEL’s hour 4 explores how gospel and preaching achieved platinum-selling success.

Shirley Caesar's Homage to Shoutin' John

Shirley Caesar's Homage to Shoutin' John

Shirley Caesar's 1988 album Live in Chicago features the song "Hold My Mule."

Married Pastors Spread the Word to Brooklyn Millennials

Married Pastors Spread the Word to Brooklyn Millennials

How do you spread the gospel to young black millennials motivated by digital activism?

Musicians' Powerful Response to Birmingham Church Bombing

Musicians' Powerful Response to Birmingham Church Bombing

A month after the March on Washington, four little girls were murdered at a Sunday School.

Twinkie Clark Shows Why the Clark Sisters are Gospel Legends

Twinkie Clark Shows Why the Clark Sisters are Gospel Legends

Twinkie Clark performs two of her gospel compositions for Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Andrae Crouch Becomes the Go-To Producer for Pop & Hollywood

Andrae Crouch Becomes the Go-To Producer for Pop & Hollywood

Andre Crouch brought the gospel sound to the music of Michael Jackson and Madonna.

The March on Washington Showcased Sermons and Songs

The March on Washington Showcased Sermons and Songs

Mahalia provided the soundtrack and MLK gave the sermon for the 1963 March on Washington.

Dionne on Mahalia

Dionne on Mahalia

Dionne Warwick weighs in on what was special about Mahalia Jackson's voice.

Just a Closer Walk With Thee

Just a Closer Walk With Thee

Cory Henry plays "Just A Closer Walk with Thee."

Mahalia Jackson's Major Label Debut

Mahalia Jackson's Major Label Debut

Mahalia Jackson recorded on a major label for the first time in 1937, to mixed reviews.

"Move on Up a Little Higher" Changes the Gospel Game

The success of "Move on Up a Little Higher proved that Gospel could be profitable.

The Art of Black Preaching

The Art of Black Preaching

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. visits the Hampton University Ministers' Conference.

Thomas Dorsey's Legacy

Thomas Dorsey's Legacy

Thomas Dorsey co-founds the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses in 1933.

GOSPEL Live! Presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

GOSPEL Live! Presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

GOSPEL Live! Presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. honors Gospel music in America.

Sister Úna Lived a Good Death

Sister Úna Lived a Good Death

A nun with stage IV cancer teaches others that death doesn't have to be the end.

The Golden Age of Gospel

The Golden Age of Gospel

GOSPEL’s hour 2 traces the Golden Age of Gospel from the Lord’s music to the mainstream.

The Gospel Train

The Gospel Train

GOSPEL’s hour 1 follows the sonic influences of blues and jazz music.

Take the Message Everywhere

Take the Message Everywhere

In GOSPEL’s hour 3, gospel goes mainstream, taking the good news everywhere.

Trailer | Breaking The News

Trailer | Breaking The News

Women and LGBTQ+ journalists launch news startup The 19th* to combat misinformation.

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Trailer

GOSPEL Live! Presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. honors Gospel music in America.

Razing Liberty Square

Razing Liberty Square

A public housing community in Miami becomes ground zero for climate gentrification.

Racist Trees

Racist Trees

In Palm Springs, a Black neighborhood fights to remove a divisive wall of trees.

If Dreams Were Lightning | One Veteran's Story | Clip

If Dreams Were Lightning | One Veteran's Story | Clip

A veteran shares their challenges with obtaining healthcare.

Herzog Interviews Bahrani | If Dreams Were Lightning

Herzog Interviews Bahrani | If Dreams Were Lightning

Werner Herzog interviews Ramin Bahrani about his documentary If Dreams Were Lightning.

Trailer | Sister Úna Lived a Good Death

Trailer | Sister Úna Lived a Good Death

A nun with stage IV cancer teaches others that death doesn't have to be the end.

Beyond Utopia

Beyond Utopia

The gripping story of families who risk everything escaping North Korea.

If Dreams Were Lightning: Rural Healthcare Crisis

If Dreams Were Lightning: Rural Healthcare Crisis

With rural hospitals closing, meet the people trying to get help in healthcare deserts.

Trailer | Razing Liberty Square

Trailer | Razing Liberty Square

Miami's Liberty City public housing projects become ground zero for climate gentrification

Trailer | Racist Trees

Trailer | Racist Trees

Were trees intentionally planted to exclude and segregate a Black neighborhood?

Winter Season Trailer 2024 | Coming to Independent Lens

Winter Season Trailer 2024 | Coming to Independent Lens

Watch Independent Lens on the PBS App.

GOSPEL Inside Look

GOSPEL Inside Look

GOSPEL explores Black spirituality in sermon and song.

Breaking Silence

Breaking Silence

The bonds between a deaf father and his hearing, formerly incarcerated daughter deepen.

Language Is Life

Language Is Life

Experience the fight of Native Americans to keep their languages and ways of life alive.

Three Chaplains

Three Chaplains

Muslim chaplains advocate for equality in the military.

Women Rule

Women Rule

Celebrate the Native women drawing upon deep traditions to transform our modern world.

Fashion Forever

Fashion Forever

Designer Jamie Okuma breaks down barriers between Indigenous and mainstream art.

Warrior Spirit

Warrior Spirit

Celebrate the spirit empowering combat, games and athleticism.

Spider Woman on Mars

Spider Woman on Mars

Aaron Yazzie and TahNibaa Naataanii reflect on the birth of the universe.

New Worlds

New Worlds

Native innovators lead a revolution in music, building, and space exploration.

Navajo Star Wars

Navajo Star Wars

Manny Wheeler dubs Star Wars into Navajo to help keep the Navajo language alive.

Binge A Town Called Victoria with PBS Passport | Trailer

Binge A Town Called Victoria with PBS Passport | Trailer

Binge all episodes of A Town Called Victoria with PBS Passport.