Doc Shorts: The Black Experience
A program that explores the black experience from a multiplicity of perspectives.
Four hundred years after the first Africans were brought to Jamestown, Va., in 1619, the director and his daughter embark on a journey to a Southern plantation to recognize the beauty and humanity of those who were enslaved to build the nation.
In between soulful and fierce performances, Chicago blues guitar hero Anthony Palmer reflects on his life as a career sideman and his frustrations with the music industry.
After a contentious race, the runoff for mayor of New Orleans came down to two candidates: Desirée Charbonnet and LaToya Cantrell, two very different black women.
Jerome Conquest comes from one of Philadelphia's most dangerous neighborhoods, and when he loses his best friend to street violence, he turns to boxing as a way to improve his life.
Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Garren Edwards is a 23-year-old black man who sets out to redefine what it means to be “normal” in the U.S. by examining his neighborhood in South Central LA, where pre-existing conditions prevent young black men like him from having control over their fates.
With "400 Years in the Background" director J.C. Faulk, “The Conqueror” producer Bradford Downs, "Normal" executive producer Edina Fallah, and "What Are You?" director Richard B. Pierre.