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For 80-year-old Sonia Sanchez, writing is both a personal and political act. She emerged as a seminal figure in the 1960s Black Arts Movement, raising her voice in the name of black culture, civil rights, women's liberation, and peace as a poet, playwright, teacher, activist and early champion of the spoken word. She is among the earliest poets to have incorporated urban black English into her poetry; she was one of the first activists to secure the inclusion of African American studies in university curricula.

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Fri, 02/26/2016 - 06:36
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/7lr1lpHSYXbGo4ty11oDEQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Focusing on what is known as "The Newark Riots," REVOLUTION '67 reveals how a spontaneous revolt against poverty and police brutality ended as a fateful milestone in urban America's struggles over race and economic justice. The film also provides a historical framework to... /episodes/get/39590 /episode/39590 Revolution '67 /episode-player/39590

Reveals how a revolt ended as a milestone in the struggles over race and economic justice.

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Fri, 02/19/2016 - 07:50
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/XEsDB7nLJZBuev83agR1jQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false THE MOSQUE IN MORGANTOWN is an observational documentary that follows Asra Nomani’s early activism and backlash within her W. Virginia mosque, telling a story about competing paths to social change, American identity and the nature of religion itself. Though not always politically correct, the film... /episodes/get/38810 /episode/38810 The Mosque in Morgantown /episode-player/38810

A story about competing paths to social change, identity and the nature of religion.

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Thu, 02/04/2016 - 00:44
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/M_0I1fuqeIi0zVdiW-FgCQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false “Why is being an Arab suddenly the opposite of being a decent man?” Throughout AMERICAN ARAB, Iraqi-American Director Usama Alshaibi explores what it’s like to occupy the ‘space in between’ as a hyphenated American, specifically of Arab origin, during the surge of anti-Muslim sentiment that arose... /episodes/get/38565 /episode/38565 American Arab /episode-player/38565

Explores what it's like to be both an American and an Arab during post 9/11 America.

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Sat, 01/30/2016 - 07:22
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/zugbH7R6sCR3BjfRPXF0gg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false In a classic tale of two cities, OLD SOUTH delivers a quiet yet emotionally charged portrait of two communities living on one block. Steeped in history – one black, one white – each strives to keep their respective legacies relevant in a changing American South. /episodes/get/38376 /episode/38376 Old South /episode-player/38376

A quiet yet emotionally charged portrait of two communities living on one block.

Air date:
Sun, 01/24/2016 - 23:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/7x4ni3Jb8otQnwcR9-VtuA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Dennis, Ty and Robert are pioneers in an "out" generation. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million LGBT Americans over the age of 55. "Before You Know It" celebrates the lives of active gay senior citizens who have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes: from the... /episodes/get/31960 /episode/31960 Before You Know It /episode-player/31960

Before You Know It celebrates gay senior citizens who've witnessed unbelievable change.

Air date:
Mon, 06/29/2015 - 12:00
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