Henry Louis Gates Explores Reconstruction Via New Docuseries and Book
“Reconstruction: America After the Civil War” begins with the exuberant hope that accompanied the end of the war and ends with the hard realities of Jim Crow.
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.
WATCH: Doc Illuminates Sammy Davis Jr.'s Place in Black America
“Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” explores the late entertainer’s struggles with stardom and his role in an evolving Black America.
Documentary Uncovers Delayed Justice for Sexually Abused Indigenous Boys
“Predator on the Reservation” documents an investigation into the institutional failure that allowed Dr. Stanley Weber to allegedly assault boys on Native American reservations.
Indigenous Rockers 'Rumble' Into Music History
A new film highlights Native American artists’ influence on rock and pop music.
Docuseries 'Waking Dream' Follows Dreamers in Limbo
The streaming show follows six young immigrants of undocumented status as they fight for their American lives.
Documentary Follows Gay Diné Man's Quest to Lead the Navajo Nation
Moroni Benally on his candidacy, which is chronicled in “Moroni for President”: “There were a lot of issues in terms of uneven understandings about the Navajo traditional perspective on what it means to be gay or queer.”
PBS Docuseries Revisits Richness of Pre-Columbian 'Native America'
The four-part series uses Indigenous oral traditions, archeological evidence and 3-D mapping to explore the cultures that flourished before colonization.
WATCH: 'Quest' Follows a Black Family's Highs, Lows for 8 Years
The PBS-streamed documentary follows the Rainey family throughout the Obama administration to offer a rare, complex portrait of a working-class Black family.
'The Chinese Exclusion Act' Documentary Explores Roots of Xenophobic Policy
Co-director Li-Shin Yu: “This is essentially who were are, but is this who we want to be?”
Arthur Chu Answers His Toughest Question Yet in Documentary
“Who is Arthur Chu?” follows the 11-time “Jeopardy!” champion as he fights racist trolling and wrestles with his newfound celebrity.
Meet 'Molly of Denali,' PBS Kids' New Alaska Native Star
The first nationally distributed children’s series with an Alaska Native premieres next summer.
WATCH: Doc Tells Story of Japanese-Americans' 'Resistance at Tule Lake'
The film highlights the actions of Japanese Americans who refused to submit to the United States government’s insistence on allegiance during World War II.
WATCH: Elouise Cobell Fights for Native Americans in '100 Years'
The documentary highlights how the banker sued the United States government over billions of dollars in unpaid compensation for Indigenous landowners.
Nas Brings New Life to 'One Love' With National Symphony Orchestra
The clip comes from the rapper’s upcoming PBS concert special, “Nas: Live from the Kennedy Center.”
WATCH: Trailer for New Doc Revisits Labor Leader Dolores Huerta's Successes, Struggles
PBS released the trailer for “Dolores”—a chronicle of Huerta’s life and activism from the 1960s through today—ahead of its broadcast debut.
WATCH: 'NOVA' Tackles the Science Behind Flint's Toxic Water Supply
PBS made NOVA’s “Poisoned Water” available to watch in full online.
WATCH: Artist Frank Wong Creates Dioramas of Diasporic Memory in 'Forever, Chinatown'
The half-hour documentary is now available to stream for free.
Stream New Maya Angelou Feature Documentary for Free
“Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise,” which chronicles the late poet and activist’s prolific career, features exclusive interviews with Angelou and several famous associates and fans.
'The Talk' Explores How Parents of Color Discuss Race and Policing With Their Children
The documentary premieres on PBS on February 20.