African American Masters

A collection of films about African American cultural icons.

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American Masters

Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

A father of bebop, Charlie Parker influenced generations of musicians.

Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

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American Masters

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Dr. Maya Angelou was a singer, dancer, activist, poet and writer who inspired generations.

Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

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American Masters

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Explore the life of activist and playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

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American Masters

Basquiat: Rage to Riches

He lived fast, died young and created thousands of drawings and paintings.

Basquiat: Rage to Riches

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American Masters

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

The first major film documentary of the life and art of entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

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American Masters

Charley Pride: I’m Just Me

Follow the country music superstar’s journey from segregated Mississippi to Nashville.

Charley Pride: I’m Just Me