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Accidental Courtesy

Musician Daryl Davis has played all over the world, but it's what he does in his free time that sets him apart. In an effort to find out how anyone can "hate me without knowing me," Daryl likes to meet and befriend members of the Ku Klux Klan.

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Anita: Speaking Truth to Power

Directed by Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Freida Mock, Anita: Speaking Truth to Power celebrates Anita Hill's legacy and reveals the story of a woman who has empowered millions to stand up for equality and justice.

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Brick City

Brick City is a provocative and eye-opening documentary series that fans out around the city of Newark, New Jersey to capture the daily drama of a community striving to become a better, safer, stronger place to live.

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Carmen and Geoffrey

This intimate documentary, which features candid interviews and glorious dance performances, demonstrates the talent and uninterrupted creativity of Carmen de Lavallade and Geoffrey Holder, two living legends in the world of American dance.

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Erroll Garner: No One Can Hear You Read

In a triumphant career that lasted forty years, Erroll Garner pushed the playability of the piano to its limits, developed an international reputation, and made an indelible mark on the jazz world.

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Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman

In this update of her 2011 documentary, filmmaker Mary McDonagh Murphy sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Lee and both her novels. Includes interviews with Lee’s older sister, close friends and admirers, from Oprah Winfrey to Wally Lamb.

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Herman's House

Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in America - 40 years and counting in a 6-by-9-foot cell. This award-winning documentary reveals the remarkable expression his struggle finds in an unusual art project.

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Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird

Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication.

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Moving Midway

Godfrey Cheshire's film about his family's Southern plantation - and the colossal feat of moving it to escape urban sprawl - is a thoughtful and witty look at how the racial legacy from the past continues into the present.

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Mumia: Long Distance Revolutionary

Before he was convicted of murdering a policeman in 1981 and sentenced to die, Mumia Abu-Jamal was a gifted journalist and writer. Now after more than 30 years in prison, Mumia is not only still alive but continuing to report, provoke and inspire.

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Neshoba: The Price of Freedom

In 1964, a mob of Klansmen murdered three civil rights workers in Mississippi (the 'Mississippi Burning' murders). Neshoba tells the story of these three American heroes and the long struggle to bring their killers to justice.

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Off and Running

With white Jewish lesbians for parents, Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But her curiosity about her African-American roots thrusts her into an exploration of race and identity that threatens to distance her from her family.

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Pleasures of Being Out of Step, The

Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and was present at the creation of ‘alternative’ journalism in America. Featuring interviews with Hentoff, Amiri Baraka, Stanley Crouch, and more.

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Pressure Cooker

Wilma Stephenson teaches Culinary Arts at Frankford High School in Philadelphia. Infamously blunt, Mrs. Stephenson runs a “boot camp,” disciplining her students into capable chefs and responsible students.

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Pruitt-Igoe Myth, The

The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home.

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Senator Obama Goes to Africa

Part personal odyssey and part chronicle of diplomacy in action, this documentary follows then-Senator Barack Obama as he takes an emotional journey to Kisumu, Kenya - land of his ancestry.

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Sex & Justice

Narrated by Gloria Steinem, Sex & Justice presents the highlights of the dramatic confrontation between Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas at his Supreme Court confirmation hearings before the United States Senate in 1991.

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Thomas Jefferson: A View from the Mountain

A story that tears at the heart of America, this critically acclaimed documentary from the director of Bonhoeffer explores Thomas Jefferson and his personal and public dilemma about race and slavery.

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Through a Lens Darkly

The first documentary to explore the American family photo album through the eyes of black photographers, Through a Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history to discover images that have been suppressed, forgotten and lost.

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Welcome to Leith

Welcome to Leith chronicles the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor.

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When Justice Isn't Just

Directed by Oscar-nominated David Massey, this dynamic documentary features legal experts, local activists, and law enforcement officers delving into ongoing charges of inequality, unfair practices, and politicized manipulations of America's judicial system.

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You Don't Need Feet to Dance

This documentary reveals the extraordinary life of Sidiki Conde, who lost the use of his legs to polio at age fourteen. Today, he balances his career as a performing artist with the almost insurmountable obstacles of life in New York City.