Continuing the Conversation

Relevant to the current national conversation, sharing moments from Television Academy events.

The Unlock Our Potential event was held in August 2016.

John Legend, his organization #FREEAMERICA and a distinguished panel of experts discussed Television's role in telling the story of mass incarceration and the American criminal justice system.

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Mississippi Inferno: Seeds of Revolt was a recipient at the Ninth Television Academy Honors.

One of the most compelling stories of the Civil Rights era is that of black landowners and independent farmers who aided activists in their fight to end white supremacy and segregation laws in the South.

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LA 92 was a recipient at the Eleventh Television Academy Honors.

LA 92 captures that dirty secret lying just underneath the surface of the American cultural consciousness, the very same that started with slavery, led to Jim Crow, the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, and, of course, the LA riots of 1992, which serve as the film's central thread.

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In March 2019 the Perfect Harmony event celebrated the impact of music in documentaries.

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay spoke about her documentary 13th, and had a conversation with the film's cinematographer Hans Charles.

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13th is currently streaming on Netflix.

Director Jacqueline Olive and composer Osei Essed discussed their film Always in Season.

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Always in Season is currently streaming on Independent Lens on PBS.

Earlier this year, the Black History: Inspiring Stories on Television event examined the importance, ideas, and curation of Black history on Television.

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See also: Social Justice and Anti-Racism Resources

updated 6.9.20

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