How Geography Drove MLK's Fight for a Ferry in Alabama
Produced by Joel Bernstein
Retro Report examines the story behind this little known tale from the Civil Rights Era, illuminating the forces that took the ferry off the river in 1962 and the decades of hardships that followed for African Americans living on Gee’s Bend. An unexpected alliance finally brought the ferry back in 2006. But what’s happened since?
More Like This
The Battle For Busing
A story of America's school integration and what happened when the buses stopped rolling.
What Jesse Owens's Story Tells Us About Sports and Politics
This season, NFL players have been derided for injecting politics into the country's favorite sport. But, when convenient, America has also celebrated black athletes for acting as political emissaries.
Welfare and the Politics of Poverty
Bill Clinton's 1996 welfare reform was supposed to move needy families off government handouts and onto a path out of poverty. Twenty years later, how has it turned out?
Stealing J. Edgar Hoover's Secrets
Long before Edward Snowden, there was the greatest heist you've never heard of. On March 8, 1971, a group of eight Vietnam War protestors broke into a Federal Bureau of Investigation field office in Media, Pennsylvania and stole hundreds of government documents that shocked a nation.