African American Masters

A collection of films about African American cultural icons.

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American Masters

Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

The first major film documentary of the life and art of entertainer Sammy Davis Jr.

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Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me

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How It Feels To Be Free

The inspiring story of six trailblazing Black women entertainers.

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How It Feels To Be Free

Video thumbnail: American Masters Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

Discover the man behind the legend.

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Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

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Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

A father of bebop, Charlie Parker influenced generations of musicians.

Celebrating Bird: The Triumph of Charlie Parker

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Charley Pride: I’m Just Me

Follow the country music superstar’s journey from segregated Mississippi to Nashville.

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Charley Pride: I’m Just Me

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Basquiat: Rage to Riches

He lived fast, died young and created thousands of drawings and paintings.

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Basquiat: Rage to Riches

Video thumbnail: American Masters Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Explore the life of activist and playwright Lorraine Hansberry.

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Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart

Video thumbnail: American Masters Gladys Bentley: Drag King of the Harlem Renaissance

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Gladys Bentley: Drag King of the Harlem Renaissance

Gladys Bentley was a musician and drag king who was a part of the Harlem Renaissance.

Gladys Bentley: Drag King of the Harlem Renaissance