The biography of Madame C.J. Walker, America's first self-made millionairess.
Race in America
A collection of films by and about individuals in the Black community across the country and around the globe. Watch on-air, stream online and share the voices, the stories on WORLD and from our partners in public media.
Check your local schedule for Race in America films broadcast Saturdays at 8pm ET/7pm CST on WORLD Channel.
WATCH ON-AIR JAN 23: HOW IT FEELS TO BE FREE
Nina Simone, Abbey Lincoln, Lena Horne, Diahann Carroll, Cicely Tyson, Pam Grier. Explore the careers of these iconic Black musicians who changed American culture by challenging an entertainment industry deeply complicit in perpetuating racist stereotypes. These artists transformed themselves and their audiences in the process. Check your local schedule on WORLD Channel.
More Films & Features
A South Side Chicago community’s five-year fight for respect in the face of displacement.
Mother and daughter duo, Danell Cross and Melody McCurtis, organize their Black community of Metcalfe Park to prepare for the 2020 presidential election and its challenges: reduced polling stations, disinformation campaigns, and the surging pandemic.
The history of how skin became race, and race became power.
Portrait of artist Sonia Sanchez revealing her uncompromising life as she raised her voice
A former prisoner guides formerly incarcerated men safely through life outside of jail.
Exploring the rise, demise and contested resurgence of Detroit, America's "motor city."
Witness young Black men as they chase their dreams: step champions and college acceptance.
A Camden, NJ resident leads a charge to reclaim Pyne Poynt Park for the community's youth.
The stories, and fight, of the residents of the last remaining all-Black towns in the U.S.
Exploring the Alabama Prison Birth Project at Alabama's women-only Julia Tutwiler Prison.
A haunting look at the deep and lasting wounds of segregation and racial injustice.
The story behind civil rights activists who challenged segregation in the American South.
Shattering the foundations of white supremacy over 10 memorable weeks in 1964.
Emmett Till's murder and the acquittal of his killers mobilized the Civil Rights Movement.
A haunting exploration of lynching and racial violence in America.
Follow the journey of civil rights hero, congressman and human rights champion John Lewis.
The forgotten story of a '63 civil rights protest and its connection to today's issues.
An intimate look at the lives of New York City Housing Authority residents.
Examining the costs of one of America's greatest threats: crumbling water infrastructure.
Meet five men and women chasing their versions of the American Dream in New York.
The health challenges veterans face in transitioning from military to civilian life.
Exploring the often frustrated efforts of black families to pursue the American dream.