America ReFramed

Struggle & Hope

Following the Civil War, all-Black towns emerged in what is now modern-day Oklahoma. Initially founded in an effort to convince the U.S. to create an all-Black state, only a few towns cling heroically to life. STRUGGLE & HOPE gives voice to the stories of the last remaining residents, while charting their fight to ensure their towns retain independence, character and hope for a better future.

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Baldwin Chiu surveys the cotton fields in Mississippi.
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1:13:21
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Far East Deep South

A Chinese American family’s search for their roots leads them to the Mississippi Delta.
Season 9 Episode 8
Hayden & Her Family
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56:14
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Hayden & Her Family

The Currys welcome five international adoptees with special needs into their large family.
Season 9 Episode 14
Yaya hugs Jack during a visit to Boston.
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1:23:45
America ReFramed

Jack & Yaya

Two transgender best friends celebrate their thirtieth year of friendship.
Season 9 Episode 12
Meltdown in Dixie
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55:05
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Meltdown in Dixie

An ice cream shop owner learns that taking down a Confederate flag may not be so easy.
Season 9 Episode 11
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1:09:10
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Curtain Up!

While preparing to stage a musical, Chinatown kids discover their own cultural identities.
Season 9 Episode 9
Sisters Rising
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Sisters Rising

Native American women reclaim sovereignty in the face of sexual and colonial violence.
Season 9 Episode 7
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1:10:02
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Bring It Home

An entire community is upended when Lordstown Ohio's auto plant is idled.
Season 9 Episode 5
Rodney Stotts holds a Red-tailed hawk.
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58:52
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The Falconer

A falconer endeavors to build a bird sanctuary and provide his community opportunities.
Season 9 Episode 3
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1:10:24
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The Blessing

"The Blessing" follows a Navajo coal miner raising his secretive daughter as a single father, struggling with his part in the irreversible destruction of their sacred mountain at the hands of America's largest coal producer.
Season 8 Episode 8
Jerry Dearly (Oglala Lakota) sings the "Songs for Adoptees." | From "America ReFramed: Blood Memory"
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56:09
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Blood Memory

A survivor of America’s Indian Adoption Era helps Native adoptees find their way home.
Season 8 Episode 7
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