Black America Since MLK

In his new four-hour series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state

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1974 Boston and School Desegregation


In 1970s Boston, schools were separate and deeply unequal. Learn more Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

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Media Response to Hurricane Katrina


Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. Learn more Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

Social Media and Social Justice


Explore the role of social media in furthering social justice. Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

White Flight


White flight illuminated profound challenges faced by Black America. Airs Nov. 15 & 22.

The Myth of the Welfare Queen


Learn about the myth perpetuated by divisive rhetoric about welfare. Nov. 15 & 22 on PBS.

Black Power

Learn about the impact of Black Power on civil rights coalitions. Airs Nov. 15 and 22.

Affirmative Action


In the 1970s, backlash against affirmative action was in full swing. Watch Nov. 15 & 22.