Race Matters: America in Crisis: A PBS NewsHour Special
Tuesday, June 9 at 10pm and June 12 at 5pm
This hour-long program will focus on the frustration pouring out onto American streets, outrage about police brutality, and America’s deep systemic racial disparities in the economy, education, criminal justice system and health care, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will also include grassroots voices from around the country and roundtable conversations with thought leaders and other newsmakers.
Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Wednesday, June 10 at 8pm
A riveting look at an earlier era of conflict and how the Black Panthers provided community services while advocating for more radical national change.
America in Black and Blue 2020
Monday, June 15 at 8pm and June 18 at 7pm
Reports from across the country, and includes interviews with key leaders and participants in the struggle for racial justice, accountability and equity, as well as voices from law enforcement.
Great Performances: Twilight: Los Angeles
Friday, June 19 at 10pm
Anna Deavere Smith’s powerful one-woman theater piece gives a riveting account of the violent aftermath of the 1992 Rodney King verdict and the lasting impact of the Los Angeles riots on America’s conscience. Award-winning director Marc Levin weaves Smith’s stage performance with news footage and interviews to create a portrait of rage, sorrow, loss and battered hope.
Independent Lens: I am Not Your Negro
Monday, June 22 at 9pm
Explore James Baldwin’s unfinished book about race in America in this Oscar-nominated documentary.
Black America Since MLK: and Still I Rise with Dr.Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Afternoons at 3pm starting Friday, June 12
This series offers a detailed exploration of how the civil rights movement impacted the country, including successes and failures related to political and economic equality.