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ARTS OF THE MONSOON, commissioned by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, takes viewers on a journey into a unique corner of the world, the lands bordering the Indian Ocean, as it explores the connections between Zanzibar and Oman through the eyes of musicians, artists, and cultural experts.
Equalization schools were established throughout the American South to maintain racial distance from Blacks. Austin created its own segregated high school in 1909, and it rose to statewide glory and out-grew three campuses; in 1971 it was closed as a segregated school. 50 years later, students still identify themselves by their mascot “The Yellow Jackets" and remain connected as a community.
With the Galveston landing of U.S. Army Gen. Gordon Granger in 1865, slavery in Texas ended. African bondsmen became freedmen, and women and children likewise became African Americans. Many left the plantations to join freedom colonies; others sought out opportunities in cities and towns. Today, the consequences of gentrification and rising property values challenge new generations.
Top Black Studies scholars, artists and activists share projects and research focused on education, performance and empowerment. Season 8 tackles environmental racism, lack of government support and the struggles Black people face and overcome.
At a time of public outrage over anti-Asian hate crimes, this new documentary shines a light on everyday life in San Francisco’s Chinatown a century ago. Hundreds of photographs, serendipitously rescued from a Chinatown dumpster, chronicle the lives of an immigrant community from an insider's perspective. Through images from the early to mid-1900s, they reveal the artistry of a preeminent photographer of the time, preserving community life from civic parades to small businesses to fantastic Cantonese opera scenes.
Story in the Public Square is a weekly, public affairs show designed to study, celebrate, and tell stories that matter. The show is inspired by the power of stories to shape public understanding of important issues.
The Kids for Positive Change series empowers kids to take positive action for the planet, by addressing problems animals and the planet are facing, finding solutions, and raising awareness through advocacy and action!
The 16th season of SONG OF THE MOUNTAINS showcases the best talents in bluegrass and old-time country music from the heart of the region where it all began. Performances are taped live at the beautifully restored Lincoln Theatre. Hosted by Tim White.
Arthur Grimes was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains. He is the only professionally working, African-American buck dancer in Boone, North Carolina. In this short documentary, Arthur recounts his dance journey from eager youth to professional master, gives us a glimpse into his performance experience, and demonstrates his deep love for Appalachian music, dance and history.
Learn of the woman's suffrage movement as you listen to Women in Harmony of Portland, Maine sing songs of suffrage and hear of the history of the long battle for the right to vote through narrated segments illustrated by historic archival material.
Welcome to Camp TV! This live-action series of features hands-on activities, performing arts, movement, nature and animal content, science, literacy, virtual field trips and more – everything 5 to 10 year olds love about summer camp, all led by the enthusiastic fun-loving “head counselor” Zachary Noah Piser.
AZADI follows a group of young refugee women building a new life in Athens, Greece, as they learn to tell their own stories for the first time through short films, and shift from survival to dreaming of a hopeful future.
The Northwest Angle, Minnesota, is a landscape full of rich history, breathtaking views, recreation for both sportsmen and families, and a lifestyle unlike any other.
What the heck is a heritage breed, anyway, and why should we all care? What started out as a simple question at a livestock fair inspired filmmakers Rick and Elara Bowman to search for answers across North America, from those who actually do the work and the experts that back it up with science. With interviews from agriculturalists, scientists and personalities to find out more about Heritage Breed livestock, this film explores why diversity is important in today's agricultural model that's based on large volume, fast growth, and the cheapest product possible for the consumer, but little else.
YOUR FANTASTIC MIND takes viewers on a journey of the final frontier in science, the brain. Mixing cutting edge research with deeply human stories, the show explores every aspect of the brain and mind – from what our dogs think of us, to how we can preserve our memories as we age, to curing depression with experimental deep brain stimulation. Your Fantastic Mind also tackles current brain issues impacting tens of millions of Americans such as the opioid crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, taking a deep dive into the mental and physiological effects of both. Your Fantastic Mind entertains and informs the viewer, providing lasting information they can use to improve their own lives.
THE CHEECH takes a fascinating look at a national icon’s love affair with art, and his incredible contribution to promote and preserve a vital part of American cultural identity.