INDEPENDENT LENS | American Denial | An American Dilemma | PBS

 Premiering February 23, 2015. Check for local listings:
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/br…

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary American Denial, the film shows Swedish researcher Gunnar Myrdal, who began his investigation into American values and views on equality in the 1930s. Myrdal’s unsettling study An American Dilemma was published in 1944.

Watch “Independent Lens” films online:
http://video.pbs.org/program/1218239994/

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Documentary: Let The Fire Burn

The white man | US government has always considered the black people as a threat to society.
The history has shown labeling as “terrorists” black conscious, being militant or not, as terrorist groups.

The group MOVE were attacked by the police on May 3rd, 1985

Interview w| the film director Jason Osder @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xax_X9YF1s

PBS covers documentary @ http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/let-the-fire-burn/film.html

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Robert Smalls – Black Man, Hero and Slave

Robert Smalls - Black Man, Hero and Slave

Just before dawn on May 13, 1862, Robert Smalls and a crew composed of fellow slaves, in the absence of the white captain and his two mates, slipped a cotton steamer off the dock, picked up family members at a rendezvous point, then slowly navigated their way through the harbor. Smalls, doubling as the captain, even donning the captain’s wide-brimmed straw hat to help to hide his face, responded with the proper coded signals at two Confederate checkpoints, including at Fort Sumter itself, and other defense positions. Cleared, Smalls sailed into the open seas. Once outside of Confederate waters, he had his crew raise a white flag and surrendered his ship to the blockading Union fleet.

In fewer than four hours, Robert Smalls had done something unimaginable: In the midst of the Civil War, this black male slave had commandeered a heavily armed Confederate ship and delivered its 17 black passengers (nine men, five women and three children) from slavery to freedom.

Read full script @ http://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/which-slave-sailed-himself-to-freedom/

Take a listen to the Sojourner Truth radio show from today, Wednesday 2/5/14 @ http://archive.kpfk.org/
to get an in debth mental look into slavery and our heroes hidden stories.

http://www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1862/june/robert-smalls-planter.htm