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An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal (more…)

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Season 19, Episode 4 Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice

First Aired: June 29, 2005

“Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice,” a performance documentary profiling the African-American women's a cappella group, whose gentle but pointed music incorporates African songs, blues, jazz, gospel and hip hop, sung “with a political ring,” says group member Aisha Kahlil. A “black women's force in the universe” founded by civil-rights-movement veteran Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973, its mission remains unchanged. “The world,” says Reagon, “needs to know what it looks like to us.”

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