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

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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

02:10

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

Social Media and Social Justice

02:18

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

White Flight

02:18

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

The Myth of the Welfare Queen

02:26

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

02:24

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