EYES ON THE PRIZE tells the definitive story of the civil rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today.
Race in America
While individuals, institutions and social movements are doing the necessary work in combating systemic racism, hate and extremism persists in the US. This has culminated in racially-motivated violence and discrimination across the country at a far too constant rate.
In America, each and every person’s experience of race is distinct, colored by their personal histories, and the social systems that have existed for generations. In order to eradicate racism and realize an equitable nation, together we must continue to educate our fellow citizens and greater communities by encouraging uncomfortable yet essential dialogue.
From fighting for equal rights to raising social awareness and accepting people of diverse backgrounds and cultures, WORLD Channel presents multicultural and multi-faceted stories to continue the vital conversation on #RaceInAmerica.
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To inform and inspire with real stories from around the world.
A chronicle of the battles for social justice in the historic San Francisco neighborhood.
While preparing to stage a musical, Chinatown kids discover their own cultural identities.
A Chinese American family’s search for their roots leads them to the Mississippi Delta.
A look at Chinese American electoral organizing in North Carolina and Ohio.
Millions are creating their own definitions of what it means to be Asian American.
The coming-of-age story of a young Muslim American competing at Rubik cubing competitions.
An intimate look at the lives of New York City Housing Authority residents.
Portrait of artist Sonia Sanchez revealing her uncompromising life as she raised her voice
Two opposing political leaders find common ground to heal the divide in America.
Growing up Black in America means bonds, struggles, and all too often, unearned judgement.
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A mother & daughter organize their Black community to prepare for the 2020 presidential election and its challenges.
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Off the Georgia coast, two brothers grow up in an enclave of the Saltwater Geechee people.
The biography of Madame C.J. Walker, America's first self-made millionairess.
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The power struggle that turned a single city block into a battlefield over service wages.
The story of David Alfaro Siqueiros, one of the great Mexican artists of the 20th century.
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A Native adoptee’s journey to reconnect with her birth mother and her Lummi heritage.
The rarely seen lives of an Arctic tribe who try to continue to honor their way of life.
A young woman's quest to find a place in her Native American community in Louisiana.
The coming-of-age story of George Dull Knife, a Lakota teen fighting for Native justice.