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American Masters: Roberta Flack

Discover music icon Roberta Flack’s rise to stardom and her triumphs over racism and sexism.

By Christina Zeiders

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Riveted: The History of Jeans – An American Experience Encore

American Experience’s Riveted: The History of Jeans reveals the fascinating and surprising story of this iconic American garment.

By Christina Zeiders

Pennsylvania panel to vote on proposal defining sex, race

Advocacy groups say greater clarity about the terms sex, religious creed and race would be a significant step forward,

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Fannie Lou Hamer’s America

Explore and celebrate the life of a fearless Mississippi sharecropper turned human rights activist.

By Fred Vigeant/WITF

The Stand: How One Gesture Shook The World

Delve into the circumstances that compelled runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos to make an iconic gesture of defiance at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

By Fred Vigeant/WITF

Shaw Rising

The resilient story of the oldest Historically Black College in the South.

By Fred Vigeant/WITF