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The Fight Against A 'National Sin'

Sharon Grimberg | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Sharon Grimberg

Clergymen urged caution, warning that action against slavery might enrage Southerners. Their timidity made Garrison livid.

Will PBS Do What Django Couldn't?

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 03.11.2013 | Black Voices
Lauren Brown Jarvis

I'm curious if PBS can do what Django couldn't, as in, get Spike Lee to watch The Abolitionists, a new docudrama. Many criticisms of recent films centered around slavery have noted the absence of the abolitionists. Mad props to PBS for giving abolitionists their long overdue shine.

WATCH: Understanding The Radically Forgiving Faith Of The Amish

Callie Taintor Wiser | Posted 02.28.2012 | Religion

On Oct. 2, 2006, the Amish were catapulted into the national spotlight when a non-Amish man entered a one-room schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Penn., and...

PBS Documentary Relives one of America's Lowest Moments

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Byron Williams

On Monday, PBS will air a program about one of the dark moments in U.S. history -- the massacre at My Lai. My Lai has the infamous distinction of being the most brutal atrocity of the Vietnam War. It is a tragedy on multiple fronts.