Race in America: What to Watch

A collection of programs to support discussions about racism, protesting, civil rights, Black history and historical individuals, bias, past and current events and more:


Crosscut Now Studio Sessions, A.C. Thompson

Frontline, Documenting Hate: Charlottesville 

Confederate Monuments: 

Origin of Everything, Why are there so many Confederate Monuments?

Reel South, Divided City 

What I hear when you say
'What I Hear When You Say' is a video series that explores how words can both unite and divide us.

Discussing Race: 

Frontline, A Class Divided 

Independent Lens, I Am Not Your Negro 

Say it Loud, The Reason #BlackTwitter Exists 

The Talk: Race in America 

What I Hear When You Say, Code Words 

What I Hear When You Say, Race Card 

What I Hear When You Say, White Pride 

origin of everything
'Origin of Everything' host Danielle Bainbridge, a PhD in African American Studies & American Studies, discusses how every aspect of our daily lives came to be through history. 


Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise 

Independent Lens, The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution 

Independent Lens, The First Rainbow Coalition 

Origin of Everything, The Origin of Race in the USA 

Origin of Everything, What is Ethnicity? 

Origin of Everything, Why did Europeans Enslave Africans?  

Point Taken, Should the US Pay Reparations to Black Americans 

Reconstruction: America After the Civil War

Investigating Police Brutality: 

Frontline, Policing the Police

Independent Lens, Charm City 

PBS NewsHour, America in Black and Blue 

POV, The End of the Nightstick 

Say Their Names: Michael Brown and Lennon Lacy:

America Reframed, Where the Pavement Ends

Independent Lens, Always in Season 

Seattle Documentaries:

Manifest Justice  

On the Brink 


For relevant educational videos and children's programs, please visit our educational resource guide.