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Airs On WLRN CH 17 Thur., Mar. 13 Starting @ 8pm
Tue March 11, 2014
The Best Of History On WLRN-TV - Thursday Nights!
Starting at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, tune into a night which explores the rise and building of social movements in America's history.
Makers: Women Who Make America (8:00 PM)
WLRN brings you the remarkable story of the most sweeping social revolution in American history, as women have asserted their rights to a full and fair share of political power, economic opportunity, and personal autonomy. It’s a revolution that has unfolded in public and private, in courts and Congress, in the boardroom and the bedroom, changing not only what the world expects from women, but what women expect from themselves. This story brings to life the priceless archival treasures and poignant, often funny interviews with those who led the fight, those who opposed it, and those first generations to benefit from its success.
African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross - Rise! (9:00 PM)
Many Rivers to Cross examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. Rise! examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. Beginning in World War II, African Americans who helped fight fascism abroad came home to face the same old racial violence. But this time, mass media — from print to radio and TV — broadcast that injustice to the world, planting seeds of resistance.
Mississippi Remixed (10:00 PM)
Mississippi ReMixed tells the personal story of Canadian, Myra Ottewell, who returns to her birthplace in Jackson, Mississippi determined to celebrate the great racial transformations in the state since the 1960s, but discovers that understanding race relations is far more complicated than she bargained for. Mixed with rarely seen archival footage, the controversial documentary explores the state of race relations today, celebrates the transformations occurring, and exposes the struggles and successes Mississippi is having with integration today.