Now as the country moves forward in 2021, as Black history is recognized as American history, we renew our collective commitment to lifting up the stories of Black movement makers and culture creators who define our world.
Race in America
Remembering Civil Rights Leader Vernon Jordan
Watch "Vernon Jordan: Make It Plain" and explore the life of Vernon Jordan, one of the most influential African American thought leaders and activists in America. Learn about his rise from the segregated South, his tenure as the head of several civil rights organizations, and his career as a corporate powerbroker. The special airs this Saturday at 7/6c on WORLD.
Check your local listings for #RaceinAmerica films every Saturday at 8/7c. 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.
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More Films & Features
What does it mean to grow up Black in America, a country too often divided by race?
A South Side Chicago community’s five-year fight for respect in the face of displacement.
A mother & daughter organize their Black community to prepare for the 2020 presidential election and its challenges.
Shell Shocked examines the teen murder epidemic and its impact on lives in New Orleans.
The history of how skin became race, and race became power.
The biography of Madame C.J. Walker, America's first self-made millionairess.
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.