Follow Jack Johnson's remarkable journey from his humble beginnings to entering the ring.
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We have curated this collection of diverse stories to deepen our understanding of our country's history as well as make connections with the artists, educators and leaders of today. Watch online and on the PBS Video app.
Learn about the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, on the one hundredth anniversary of the crime, and how the community of Tulsa is coming to terms with its past, present, and future.
In 2015, director CJ Hunt was filming the New Orleans City Council’s vote to remove four confederate monuments. But when that removal is halted by lawsuits and death threats, CJ sets out to understand why a losing army from 1865 still holds so much power in America.
The story of the author whose first novel, The Joy Luck Club, was published to great commercial and critical success. With the blockbuster film adaption that followed as well as additional best-selling novels, librettos, short stories and memoirs, Tan firmly established herself as one of the most prominent and respected American literary voices working today.
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Produced in partnership by the Center for Asian American Media and PBS Digital Studios, A People’s History of Asian America tells the history of Asian Americans through the microaggressions and stereotypes this community faces.
Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today.
Atlanta teens attempt to trek four, 12,000 ft snow-capped peaks in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, and face the thrill, joy and struggle of navigating the wilds of Colorado and daily life back home in Georgia.
Every week, join host Deborah Holt Noel as she welcomes thought leaders, policy influencers, and journalists for diverse conversations that inform and engage viewers on the issues impacting North Carolina’s Black communities today.
Black Issues Forum airs Fridays, 7 PM on PBS NC and streaming now on the PBS Video App. Join the conversation on Twitter using #BlackIssuesForum.
An intimate four-hour series from Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the 400-year-old story of the black church in America, the changing nature of worship spaces, and the men and women who shepherded them from the pulpit, the choir loft, and church pews.
This five-hour film series delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today more than ever. Told through intimate personal stories, the series casts a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.
The definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today.
Join PBS North Carolina and our community in conversation. We host regular screenings of new PBS programs followed by an engaging virtual discussion with a panel of filmmakers and experts during which our audience can participate by asking questions in the live chat. We hope you'll join us for our next event!
Join PBS North Carolina for a preview screening of Muhammad Ali, a new four-part series by renowned documentarians Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon.
Following the preview screening of curated clips, Susan Scott, PBS NC's Chief Growth Officer, will lead a virtual conversation on Ali's legacy beyond sports and his impact on athletes of yesterday and today, social activism among athletes, current events and more. You are encouraged to participate by asking questions via the virtual chat feature.
Hosted by inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, this half-hour program features authentic conversations between real children and their parents and includes content from favorite PBS KIDS shows. The show looks at race and racial justice-related topics in an age-appropriate way and offers viewers ideas to build on as they continue these important conversations at home.
All children need exposure to diverse books, including the full spectrum of Black characters and their experiences. Explore these stories featuring strong Black characters that exude bravery, confidence, and curiosity.
To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, PBS KIDS put together a list of favorite books featuring Asian characters, written by Asian authors, or illustrated by Asian artists — all chosen by kids and parents like you!