PBS Premiered “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise”

by Raheem Karim

Last night was the premier of the PBS docuseries Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. The series dissects and analysis black life after the civil rights movement and how policies and integration civil rights leaders fought for help propel African American Life.

In his new four-hour series, BLACK AMERICA SINCE MLK: AND STILL I RISE, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America—and our nation as a whole.

Episode 1 focuses on how economics, segregation, unequal housing co-relate in northern cities such as Chicago and Boston. As may recall Martin Luther King last years he made point to improve African Americans economic status. Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise explores how racism impacted African Americans economically and how we have made strides to improve our status.

The series premieres November 15 & 22 at 8/7c on PBS and I encourage everyone to watch.

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