African American and Proud

Here is a collection of films on African Americans.

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The Picture Taker

Meet Ernest Withers, iconic African American civil rights photographer—and FBI informant.

The Picture Taker

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The Big Payback

The passage of the first-ever reparations bill for Black Americans stirs up a debate.

The Big Payback

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When Claude Got Shot

After being shot in the face, a law student is torn by the effects of gun violence.

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When Claude Got Shot

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Ferguson Rises

Michael Brown Sr. seeks justice after a white police officer kills his son in Ferguson.

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Ferguson Rises

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Coded Bias

Exposing prejudices and threats to civil liberty in facial recognition algorithms and A.I.

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Coded Bias

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Always in Season

A haunting exploration of lynching and racial violence in America.

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Always in Season

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The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution sheds light on the Black Panther Party.

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