When Black neighborhoods across America erupted in violence during the summer of 1967, President Johnson appointed a commission to determine what happened, why it happened, and what could be done to keep it from happening again. The bi-partisan commission’s final report offered a shockingly unvarnished assessment of American race relations that would doom its finding to political oblivion.

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Blurring the Color Line

BLURRING THE COLOR LINE follows director Crystal Kwok as she unpacks the history behind her grandmother’s family, who were neighborhood grocery store owners in the Black community of Augusta, Georgia during the Jim Crow era. By centering women’s experiences, Kwok poses critical questions around the intersections of anti-Black racism, white power, and Chinese patriarchy in the American South.

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In the exuberance of youth lies the heartbeat of change. Beatriz grapples with being “too girly” in the rigorous world of STEM; Omar’s underdog mayoral race captures the essence of youthful idealism; and Sara shares the behind-the-scenes story of young, climate education activists. Three storytellers, three interpretations of YOUTH RISING, hosted by Wes Hazard.

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FEATURES & HIGHLIGHTS

Each May, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a time to elevate voices of the diaspora and encourage the growth of AANHPI representation.

This month, films premiering on WORLD – In Search of Bengali Harlem on May 9 and Chinatown Auxiliary on Mary 13 – explore the Asian American experience in two New York City boroughs. Find more in our AANHPI and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islanders collections.

Plus, watch three new Stories from the Stage episodes about Belonging (May 6), Body and Soul (May 13) and Youth Rising (May 20).



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