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Black History Month
Roots
2016
14+
1 Season
The classic story of "Roots" is retold in this miniseries based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, painting a portrait of American slavery through the journey of a family that has a will to survive through many hardships.
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Underground
2016
14+
2 Seasons
With the country on the brink of Civil War, the struggle for freedom is more dangerous than ever. Underground tells the story of American heroes and their harrowing journey to freedom, with legendary Harriet Tubman blazing the trail.
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Word Is Bond
2018
14+
Word is Bond is a documentary film by Sacha Jenkins examining the transformative power of lyrics in the world of hip-hop music. What was born on the streets of the South Bronx has now taken root globally, and the young poets of New York have helped to spawn regional dialects everywhere. Through archival footage, in-depth interviews and verite excursions with artists like Nas, Tech9, J Cole, Rapsody and Anderson .Paak (among others), Word explores the many dimensions that hip hop poetics occupy.
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Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
14+
Filmed before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill features six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald in her history-making, tour de force performance as the jazz icon Billie Holiday.
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Bessie
14+
Focusing on Bessie Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into The Empress of the Blues, one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and an enduring icon today.
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4 Little Girls
14+
On Sunday, September 15, 1963, a bomb destroyed a black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls. The crime shocked the nation - and was a defining moment in the history of America's civil rights movement. Filmmaker Spike Lee tells the full story of the bombing, through heart-wrenching testimonials from surviving members of the victims' families and insights from political leaders and others.
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The Tuskegee Airmen
1995
PG
During World War II, the US Army Air Corps integrate African American pilots into a Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman," these men were forced to endure harassment and prejudice until at last they were able to prove themselves in combat.
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Kareem: Minority of One
14+
This HBO Sports documentary charts the legendary career and influence of basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - a sports trailblazer both on and off the court.
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All the Way
2016
14+
President Lyndon B. Johnson endures a tumultuous first year in office while trying to launch a civil rights bill.
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Michael Jackson's Journey From Motown to Off the Wall
14+
Director Spike Lee assembles a wealth of archival footage, interviews with contemporary talents and family members, and Michael’s own words and image to create this insightful chronicle of the star’s early rise to fame.
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The Making of Mandela
PG
The life of the South African leader and the decisions he made on his journey to freedom.
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Confirmation
2016
14+
Nominated to the Supreme Court in 1991, Judge Clarence Thomas must testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee after Anita Hill, his former employee, claims that he sexually harassed her.
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Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic
18+
Mike Epps, Richard Pryor Jr. and others recount the culture-defining influence of Richard Pryor - one of America's most brilliant, iconic comic minds.
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Sometimes in April
2005
14+
Sometimes In April is the first major retelling of the tragedy of the 100 days of the 1994 Rwandan genocide shot on location in Rwanda where the events transpired. The film's epic canvas follows a Hutu family as it is torn apart by the Rwandan genocide.
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Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight
14+
A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in the war. Emmy® Nominated.
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Hip Hop Evolution
14+
1 Season
Rapper Shad travels to the Bronx and Harlem to talk with hip hop's originators and biggest stars tracing the music's development and influences from the underground to the global phenomenon it is today.
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