Browse - Most popular shows featuring: civil rightsx






The Good Lord BirdThe Good Lord Bird
Showtime, 2020 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Military/War, Western, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4.3/5

In the 1850s, a group of Kansas freedom fighters led by radical abolitionist John Brown and a young slave, travel across the United States in an effort to end slavery. Based on the National Book Award-winning novel by James McBride.


Good Girls RevoltGood Girls Revolt
Prime Video, 2015 Cancelled/Ended | Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

It was the 1960's - a time of economic boom and social strife. Young women poured into the workplace, but the "Help Wanted" ads were segregated by gender and the "Mad Men" office culture was rife with sexual stereotyping and discrimination. Lynn Povich was one of the lucky ones, landing a job at Newsweek, renowned for its cutting-edge coverage of civil rights and the "Swinging Sixties." Nora Ephron, Jane Bryant Quinn, Ellen Goodman, and Susan Brownmiller all started there as well. It was a top-notch job - for a girl - at an exciting place. But it was a dead end.Women researchers sometimes became reporters, rarely writers, and never editors. Any aspiring female journalist was told, "If you want to be a writer, go somewhere else." On March 16, 1970, the day Newsweek published a cover story on the fledgling feminist movement entitled "Women in Revolt," forty-six Newsweek women charged the magazine with discrimination in hiring and promotion. It was the first female class action lawsuit-the first by women journalists-and it inspired other women in the media to quickly follow suit. Lynn Povich was one of the ringleaders.


GuerrillaGuerrilla
Sky Atlantic, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, Politics | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

Guerrilla tells the story of a politically active couple who liberate a political prisoner and form a radical underground cell. Their target becomes the "black power desk", a true life counterintelligence unit within the special branch.


Women of the MovementWomen of the Movement
ABC, 2022 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

Limited series focusing on Mamie Till Mobley, who spent her entire life seeking justice for her son Emmett Till after being brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South.


AutomataAutomata
Vimeo, 2017 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Action, Crime, Mystery

In an alternate 1930's Prohibition-era New York City, it's not liquor that is outlawed but the future production of highly sentient robots known as automatons. The surviving automatons are given basic civil rights, living among us as an underclass of social outcasts, the victims of human prejudice and strict laws governing their existence. Automata follows former NYPD detective turned private eye Sam Regal and his incredibly smart automaton partner, Carl Swangee. Together, they work to solve the case and understand each other in this dystopian America.


Dear MamaDear Mama
Hulu, 2023 Running | Music, Documentary, Mini-Series, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Their message made them the most dangerous mother-son duo in history. Explore the history of activist Afeni Shakur and hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, two voices that could not be silenced. Told through the eyes of the people who knew them best, this series is an intimate wide-angle portrait of the most inspiring and dangerous mother-son duo in American history, whose unified message of freedom, equality, persecution and justice are more relevant today than ever.


The 1619 ProjectThe 1619 Project
Hulu, 2023 Cancelled/Ended | History, Documentary | ► Trailer

The 1619 Project seeks to reframe the country's history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of Black Americans at the very center of the national narrative.


Colin in Black & WhiteColin in Black & White
Netflix, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Sports, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

This drama series from Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay explores Kaepernick's high school years and the experiences that led him to become an activist.


StephenStephen
ITV, 2021 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, Crime, History

A new drama about the murder of Stephen Lawrence will be set 13 years after the black teenager was killed and will depict his parents' fight for justice. Stephen, which has been commissioned by ITV, will be a three-part sequel to 1999's The Murder Of Stephen Lawrence and will portray events from 2006. It will tell the story of the ongoing struggle by his parents Doreen and Neville Lawrence to achieve justice and how a detective, DCI Clive Driscoll - working closely with the Lawrences - put together an investigation that finally secured the convictions of two of the gang who committed the murder, more than 18 years later. Their son was murdered in a racially motivated attack while waiting for a bus in Well Hall Road, Eltham, south-east London, on April 22 1993. The original investigation had failed to convict those responsible, and the campaign for justice by the Lawrences led to a public inquiry which branded the Metropolitan Police institutionally racist and brought about sweeping changes in the law and police practices. However, six years on from the inquiry, no progress had been made in the case.


The SixtiesThe Sixties
CNN, 2014 Cancelled/Ended | Drama, History, Documentary | ► Trailer
Rating: 3/5

From protests to war, to human rights, the Beatles, innovative technologies, and politics, the 1960s were an extraordinary era of consequential cultural and global change," said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide. "We are so pleased to partner with Tom, Gary, and HCO to bring this very special series to our audience. Projects like this are emblematic of exactly the type of programming that we need more of, signifying a new direction and expanded sensibility at CNN".


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