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Racism in America

Explore films and new specials focused on race

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July 26, 2021

By Taryn Stewart

One year after the killing of George Floyd, former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22-and-a-half years in prison for his murder. Chauvin was originally found guilty on all three charges stemming from the killing.

Floyd's dying under Chauvin's knee led to the biggest outcry against racial injustice in the U.S. in generations. People across the country continue to call for justice in the killings of Daunte Wright, Rayshard Brooks, Daniel Prude, Breonna Taylor and many others. Some states have been actively updating their policing protocols over the past year but the growing list of deaths is evident that, as a country, we still have a long way to go.

We’re continuing our commitment to highlight content that will continue the conversation, add historical context to these issues and enable change. Below you will find programs that profile police departments, specials that detail conversations parents of color have with their children, documentaries that cover the treatment of African Americans since slavery and films that shed light on both past and current civil rights activism.

These offerings are resources for everyone, regardless of race, to educate themselves on all of the ways inequality in America shows up in everyday life. We will update this page as programs become available for streaming online and on the PBS Video App. Check local listings for broadcast times

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Slavery By Another Name

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Policing the Police 2020

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Race Matters: America After George Floyd | A PBS NewsHour Special

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The Conversation Remix: Learning to Breathe

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The First Twenty | Michael Mwenso Honors George Floyd: Preview

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A year after George Floyd’s death, seeking a new direction for policing

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Freedom Riders

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Peace Officer

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Cooked: Survival by Zipcode

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The First Rainbow Coalition

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The Talk - Race in America

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The Changing Same

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Struggle & Hope

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From PBS Digital Studios

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Reconstruction | Now Streaming in Passport

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Station members with PBS Passport can watch the full film here.

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The African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross | Now Streaming in Passport

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Station members with PBS Passport can watch the full film here.

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Always In Season | Now Streaming in Passport

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Station members with PBS Passport can watch the full film here.

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Charm City | Now Streaming in Passport

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Station members with PBS Passport can watch the full film here.