Black Nationalist pioneer and first national hero of Jamaica, Marcus Garvey is here discussed by contemporaries, historians, family, and friends. The film traces his early successes from the organizing of ... View Video.
After Thomas Sankara rose to power in a popularly-supported coup in 1983, he changed the name of his country from the colonial-era Upper Volta to Burkina Faso—Land of Upright Men— and launched an ambitious.... View Video.
This film covers the case of the "Angola 3," Robert King Wilkerson, Herman Wallace, and Albert Woodfox, arguing that these Black Panthers incarcerated at Angola prison in Louisiana are political prisoners, as are many other prison inmates. View Video.
From 1932 to 1972, U.S. public health researchers studied 600 African American sharecroppers to document racial differences in clinical disease manifestation. Subjects were not told they had syphilis and prevented from obtaining penicillin. View Video.
Though virtually forgotten today, Ida B. Wells-Barnett was a household name in black America during much of her lifetime (1863-1931). This film is a stirring biography of a crusading journalist, anti-lynching campaigner, and black suffragette..... View Video.
Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of the newly independent Congo, was a hero to his fellow Africans but a communist threat to the West. The West believed Lumumba was pro-soviet and would open the door to communist .... View Video.
In 1856, Garner escaped to Ohio but was apprehended. She killed her children rather than return them to slavery; learn how slave owners and abolitionists used her story for their respective causes. View Video.
Blood Banks helped Allied troops win World War II. Dr. Drew researched plasma after attending Columbia University. Dr. Drew resigned from the American Red Cross when it decided to segregate blood samples. View Video.