Reel South: Shake 'Em On Down - The Blues According to Fred McDowell
Delight in the story of Mississippi sharecropper Fred McDowell, the godfather of the North Mississippi style of blues, who was first recorded by Alan Lomax in 1959, traveled to Europe with the Rolling Stones in the mid-'60s, mentored Bonnie Raitt, and influenced the music of RL Burnside, Taj Mahal, the North Mississippi All Stars and many others.
Beyond the Powder: The Legacy of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race
The 1929 Women’s Air Derby - which included Amelia Earhart - was flown from Santa Monica to Cleveland, kicking off the National Air Races. Follow the female pilots of the 2014 Air Race Classic racers as they make their way across the country, while telling the story of the first women's cross-country air race, known as the Powder Puff Derby.
Penny: Champion of the Marginalized
How does one trailblazing woman overcome the odds to become a top criminal trial attorney, all while keeping her sense of humor? The compelling story of Penny Cooper: celebrated criminal defense attorney, philanthropist, art collector, mentor, social and moral activist, and protector of the underdog.
Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers
Elizabeth Black was a Pittsburgh artist who sketched charcoal portraits of American soldiers across Europe during World War II. Explore efforts to find homes for soldiers’ sketches found among Elizabeth's memorabilia. From Philadelphia to San Francisco, Finding Elizabeth's Soldiers features encounters with amazed and appreciative families.
Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O'Connor
Despite her premature death at age 39, Flannery O’Connor left behind one of the most haunting and strikingly original bodies of work in 20th Century literature. Uncommon Grace: The Life of Flannery O'Connor traces the people and events that shaped her remarkable career, as well as the important role that Catholicism played in her writing.
Finding America: Growing Up Philadelphia
Growing Up Philadelphia is a community-based project creating a portrait of the city - giving residents a chance to see and hear each other in new ways. Diane Precht grew up in a tight-knit black community in a Philadelphia neighborhood once known as Jewtown or New Jerusalem. The area has declined and she wonders: what if she'd stayed?
Finding America: The Fresh Prince of Anacostia
What if a radio station sounded like the people it covers? In Anacostia, a historically black and underreported neighborhood, Kymone Freeman, co-owner of We Act Radio, wants to stop displacement of his neighbors as gentrification closes in.
Finding America: The Accidental Baker
Storymakers work with storymakers — people who live in one of the South’s most diverse and fast-growing cities — to explore divisions of race, class, and opportunity. In The Accidental Baker, Courtney Smith hated baking at first but is now learning how to perfect it at Loaf bakery in Durham.