Black History Month: Jan. 1 - Dec. 31

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  • Cailloux: The Fight to Freedom

    Movie

    The incredible true story of a man born enslaved, who eventually let the first assault by Black soldiers in the Civil War. Andre Cailloux’s courage became a rallying cry in their fight to end slavery. Told through the works of local New Orleans artists and preeminent experts, this important and p...

  • Rosa Parks National Day of Courage FIlm

  • Seeking Freedom - Documentary

    Court documents found in St. Louis tell the inspiring story of courage when slaves from around the area fought for their freedom by challenging their owners in court

  • Hero: Thaddeus Watson,100 year-old WWII Veteran

    Adolphus Thaddeus Watson, 100 Year old WWII Veteran, who served in the U.S. Army all black 351st artillery unit during the Battle of the Bulge is featured. His story takes us on a historical journey from being raised on a plantation by his Aunt Fannie who was born into slavery, the Jim Crow era, ...

  • Civil Warriors

    Movie

    CIVIL WARRIORS tells the true story of two black families from upstate New York -- fathers and sons who enlisted in the US Colored Troops and fought in the Civil War. Their compelling story unfolds in a film and curriculum through a unique interweaving of historical images and the rhythm and ener...

  • Captain Wendell O. Pruitt

    Captain Wendell Oliver Pruitt was a pioneering pilot of the 15th Air Force and a Tuskegee Airman from St. Louis. His story begins with humble beginnings and a desire to fly. A Sumner High graduate who grew up in the Ville neighborhood, Pruitt was well liked and well educated. His quiet demeanor g...

  • Across: The Father Tolton Freedom Story

    Movie + 4 extras

    During the chaos of the Civil War, a Missouri slave boy makes an attempt to escape, despite a cruel overseer, Confederate soldiers, and the mighty Mississippi River blocking his path. Across is based on the true story of Augustine Tolton, an early Civil Rights hero.

    This short film is the first ...

  • A Story of Devotion

    This is the story of F4U Corsair pilots Jesse Brown and Medal of Honor winner Thomas Hudner in the Korean War - the tragic tale from the movie "Devotion".

  • History of African American Farm Families During the Industrial Age

    Through the lens of historic photographs, we learn a story of African American history. Today, African Americans in United States agriculture are virtually non-existent, and in a world of mechanized industrial farming, it is easy to forget the hands-on physical labor required in the past. The ric...

  • United in Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation Film

    In June 2011, through a unique collaboration with the National Archives in Washington, D.C., The Henry Ford had the privilege of displaying the actual Emancipation Proclamation for 36 hours. The response from the community was overwhelming - and inspiring. Watch what happened when thousands of pe...

  • Freedom of Speech: Connect 3

    Courtesy of The Henry Ford, discover how an 1840 anti-slavery almanac, a painting of labor strikers, and a pink knitted hat connect, with Senior Curator and Curator of Public Life Donna Braden.