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Searching for Shaniqua

"Searching for Shaniqua" examines the impact that unique, cultural and so-called “ghetto” names have on people’s lives. Working from the question, “What’s in a name?, six African-American women who have all faced stereotyping because of their names, tell their personal stories.

Searching for Shaniqua

55m 32s

  • The Hoy Boys: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Hoy Boys

    1h 12m

    Working class twin brothers Tom and Frank Hoy hustled up copyboy jobs in 1953 and eventually become White House News Photographers for two major DC newspapers. Frank shot pictures for The Washington Post, and Tom did the same for The Evening Star. Their story is the story of American journalism when it mattered most.

  • Searching for Shaniqua: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Searching for Shaniqua

    55m 32s

    "Searching for Shaniqua" examines the impact that unique, cultural and so-called “ghetto” names have on people’s lives. Working from the question, “What’s in a name?, six African-American women who have all faced stereotyping because of their names, tell their personal stories.

  • Teilhard: Visionary Scientist: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Teilhard: Visionary Scientist

    1h 57m

    The life of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a French priest-paleontologist-visionary, suppressed by his Jesuit order for advocating evolution is revealed in a drama of personal awakening, a search for meaning, scientific adventure, unresolved conflict with authority, and human love.

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