Please see below for a list of these programs, and check back soon as additional special presentations are scheduled.

America in Black and Blue 2020

This special report includes interviews with key leaders and participants in the struggle for racial justice, accountability and equity, as well as voices from law enforcement. As the latest crisis of police violence on black citizens – and outraged protests and ensuing violence – engulf the nation, this special will bring context and insight. It will update reporting from the original America in Black and Blue, which first aired in 2016, as well as The Talk – Race in America. Correspondents will report from Minneapolis, Georgia, New York and elsewhere, and interviews from PBS NewsHour Weekend, Amanpour and Company and other PBS national and local programming will be included.

Boss: The Black Experience in Business

Learn about the untold story of African American entrepreneurship, where skill, industriousness, ingenuity and sheer courage in the face of overwhelming odds provide the backbone of this nation’s economic and social growth.

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

In this two-part, four-hour program, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. looks at the last 50 years of African-American history – from Stokely Carmichael to Barack Obama, James Brown to Beyoncé – charting the remarkable progress made and raising hard questions about the obstacles that remain.

Collision Course

The fatal police shooting of Anthony Jose “Chulo” Vega Cruz by Officer Layau Eulizier Jr. after a traffic stop in Wethersfield is examined in Collision Course, an original half-hour TV documentary from Connecticut Public, originally released in 2019 and updated with new information in June 2020.

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

This six-episode series presented and written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent right up to today when America remains a nation deeply divided by race.

The Talk – Race in America

This documentary, made up of six stories filmed by six different producers, focuses on the troubled relationship between people of color and law enforcement in America. The film chronicles how families of color protect their children’s lives with “The Talk” — about what to do and how to behave if you are stopped by the police.

American Masters – Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Toni Morrison leads an assembly of her peers and critics on an exploration of the powerful themes she confronted throughout her literary career in this artful and intimate meditation that examines the life and work of the legendary storyteller.

More Ways to Educate Yourself:

PBS NewsHour has compiled this list of what to read, listen to and watch to learn more about institutional racism.