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A young mixed race boy sits on he lap of his father while they both color on paper in a visiting area in jail.

New PBS Doc 'Tre Maison Dason' Explores Growing Up With An Incarcerated Parent

One in 14 American children has a parent who is currently, or was previously, in prison. “Tre Maison Dasan” follows three of these children.

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WATCH: William Monroe Trotter Fights D.W. Griffith's Film in ' Birth of a Movement'

The documentary about Trotter, a Black newspaper editor and activist who fought to ban “The Birth of a Nation” in 1910s Boston, is now available to stream.

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PBS to Air Doc on Black Editor Who Fought Original 'The Birth of a Nation'

William Monroe Trotter’s battle against D.W. Griffith’s notorious film forms the basis of “Birth of a Movement,” which features contributions from Spike Lee and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Does PBS Still Care About Indie Films by and About People of Color?

The PBS shows “POV” and “Independent Lens” are major outlets documentary filmmakers of color. Now they worry that scheduling changes at its biggest station will push their work to the sidelines.