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After the murder of resistance leader Steven Biko, young people in the West join a movement to isolate South Africa.
African Americans lead a grassroots movement to force the United States to reverse its policies toward South Africa.
A grassroots boycott and divestment campaign targets Western corporations doing business with the South African regime.
The apartheid regime in Pretoria crumbles under pressure, and the freed Nelson Mandela is elected president of a democratic South Africa.
As a black woman who was a feminist before the term was invented, Daisy Bates refused to accept her assigned place in society. Learn why this unconventional revolutionary paid dearly for her instant fame.
Find out why an African-American filmmaker wants to end Black History Month.
Experience a total immersion into the fragmented day-to-day experience of a man with Alzheimer's.
Every day, millions tune in to SESAME STREET to see one of the world's most adored and recognizable characters - a furry red monster named Elmo. Yet, with all of Elmo's fame, the man behind the icon is able to walk down the street without being recognized.
Explore Haiti's complex past and present through the music of the country's oldest and best-known band.
Review the rich history of human sustenance, exploitation, conservation and spiritual relations with the ultimate icon of wild America: bison.
Accompany the Ponce family circus as it struggles to make a living in Mexico's collapsing rural economy.
Get a rare view of an insular community seldom seen by outsiders: nomads living in the high grasslands of eastern Tibet.
Watch as student leaders in Tucson High School's Mexican American Studies Program fight to save their classes.
With four Amerasian children, delve into the consequences of the U.S. military presence in the Philippines.
Witness the overlapping stories of a Marine at war and the same Marine in recovery at home.
When AIDS arrived in San Francisco in 1981, it decimated a community, but also brought people together in inspiring and moving ways to support and care for one another and to fight for dignity and a cure.
Follow a champion weightlifter who struggles to defend her status as her career inches towards its end.