Home to the oldest mountains on the planet and the richest forests in North America -- within a mosaic of diverse habitats and cultures, Appalachia tells the story of a people struggling to find a true and proper relationship to the natural world.
One week after the Greensboro sit-in, protestors guided by Carl W. Matthews began taking seats at the lunch counter of S.H. Kress department store in Winston-Salem, starting a three-month-long action that ended in the successful desegration of lunch counters in the city.
Investigate the reasons North Carolina, long seen as the most progressive state in the South, became home to the largest Klan organization in the country, with more members than all the other Southern states combined, during the 1960s.
Long Road to Brown, Long Road Beyond
This documentary traces the issue of race and schools from the 1860s to the present. Voices of North Carolina parents, educators, students, and public leaders bring this history to life.
Profile of Martha Mason, a Cleveland County, NC woman, who at age 11 was struck with polio and became paralyzed from the neck down. She graduated first in her class at Gardner-Webb College and Wake Forest College. Even though she has spent most of her life inside an iron lung, it has not stopped her from enjoying life, friends, and writing her own autobiography.
Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others.
Climate change is a global phenomenon, but its effects are most clearly demonstrated on a regional level. This program connects the local and planetary aspects of global warming through environmental case studies, focusing on North Carolina's Outer Banks, South Carolina's coastal areas, and Florida's Everglades and Keys.
On June 23, 1999, after a quarter century of struggle, textile workers in Kannapolis, North Carolina won the single largest industrial union victory in the history of the South. This film traces the story of that struggle.