200

hours of footage

The long struggle against racism in Alabama

The Bending the Arc Project features the stories of both African Americans and a small group of little-known white allies who fought for racial justice during the Civil Rights Movement.

Four-part documentary mini-series

The four feature films and three additional features explore the history of race in Alabama, race as seen through the eyes of children, the brutal effects of segregation, resistance to racial injustice, allies of the 1960s Movement, voting rights, today’s continuing challenges, and pathways to empathy and hope.

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Roots of Racism

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GROWING UP SEPARATE

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RESISTANCE

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The Vote

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THE ALLIES

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CONTINUING CHALLENGES

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Pathways forward

First-hand accounts of the culture of segregation in Birmingham in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s

80

voices in the films

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learn & listen

200

hours of footage

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learn & listen

60

voices who shared their stories

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learn & listen