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January 19, 2015
THE BLACK PANTHERS

Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored—cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was…

THE BLACK PANTHERS
January 18, 2015
WOUNDED KNEE

Wounded Knee tells the compelling story of the American Indian Movement activists and residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation who occupied the town of Wounded Knee in 1973, demanding redress…

WOUNDED KNEE
June 24, 2014
FREEDOM SUMMER

In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation’s eyes were riveted on Mississippi. Over ten memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with…

FREEDOM SUMMER
May 01, 2012
JESSE OWENS

Jesse Owens is a Firelight Films production for the PBS series American Experience. It centers on the African American track and field star, Jesse Owens, who triumphed at the 1936…

JESSE OWENS
January 18, 2012
IMMIGRATION-PART I: BATTLEGROUND ARIZONA

Immigration: Beyond the Headlines is a three-part film series produced by Firelight Media to help communities understand and grapple with immigration in a productive way. The three 10-minute films highlight…

IMMIGRATION-PART I: BATTLEGROUND ARIZONA
January 18, 2012
IMMIGRATION-PART II: RAID IN NEW BEDFORD

Immigration: Beyond the Headlines is a three-part film series produced by Firelight Media to help communities understand and grapple with immigration in a productive way. The three 10-minute films highlight…

IMMIGRATION-PART II: RAID IN NEW BEDFORD
January 18, 2012
IMMIGRATION-PART III: GUEST WORKERS IN THE GULF

Immigration: Beyond the Headlines is a three-part film series produced by Firelight Media to help communities understand and grapple with immigration in a productive way. The three 10-minute films highlight…

IMMIGRATION-PART III: GUEST WORKERS IN THE GULF
January 24, 2010
FREEDOM RIDERS

FREEDOM RIDERS WON THREE EMMY AWARDS! Freedom Riders won three Primetime Emmy Awards in the following categories: Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking; Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming; and Outstanding Picture…

FREEDOM RIDERS
April 18, 2006
JONESTOWN: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PEOPLES TEMPLE

The 1960s were years of intense social and cultural tumult; it was the Age of Aquarius, when change was in the air, revolution on the horizon, and all things seemed…

JONESTOWN: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PEOPLES TEMPLE
June 29, 2005
SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: RAISE YOUR VOICE

Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice is a Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella ensemble with deep musical roots in the sacred music of the black church –…

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: RAISE YOUR VOICE
January 18, 2005
FACES OF CHANGE

Faces of Change (2005) highlights the story of five activists from five different continents who relay unique video dispatches from their respective corners of the world. From their communities in…

FACES OF CHANGE
May 12, 2004
BEYOND BROWN: PURSUING THE PROMISE

On May 17, 1954, in its decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Topeka, Kansas, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the doctrine of “separate but equal,” ending legal segregation…

BEYOND BROWN: PURSUING THE PROMISE
January 18, 2004
A PLACE OF OUR OWN: BLACK RESORTS AND THE AFR...

Since the late 19th century, affluent African-Americans have built summer communities to rest, socialize, and expose their children to a positive vision of black life. Some resorts, like Idlewild, Michigan;…

A PLACE OF OUR OWN: BLACK RESORTS AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN
January 18, 2003
THE MURDER OF EMMETT TILL

In August of 1955, a 14 year-old black boy from Chicago, unschooled in the racial customs of the south, traveled to Mississippi to visit relatives. With adolescent bravado, he whistled…

THE MURDER OF EMMETT TILL
January 18, 2001
MARCUS GARVEY: LOOK FOR ME IN THE WHIRLWIND

“In death I shall be a terror to the foes of Negro liberty. Look for me in the whirlwind or the song of the storm; look for me all around…

MARCUS GARVEY: LOOK FOR ME IN THE WHIRLWIND
January 18, 2001
RUNNING: THE CAMPAIGN FOR CITY COUNCIL

The 2001 campaigns for the NY City Council were the most significant local races in decades for two reasons: term limits law deemed 36 Council incumbents ineligible for reelection, and…

RUNNING: THE CAMPAIGN FOR CITY COUNCIL
January 18, 1998
THE BLACK PRESS: SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS

The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords is a powerful and engaging account of the pioneering Black newspapermen and women who gave voice to Black America. From facilitating the migration of…

THE BLACK PRESS: SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS
January 18, 1990
FREEDOM BAGS

Freedom Bags is the story of African-American women who migrated from the rural south during the first three decades of the 20th century. Hoping to escape from the racism and…

FREEDOM BAGS