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The Cost of Inheritance

Season 12 Episode 1 | 55m 23s

THE COST OF INHERITANCE, an America ReFramed special, explores the complex issue of reparations in the U.S. using a thoughtful approach to history, historical injustices, systemic inequities, and critical dialogue on racial conciliation. Through personal narratives, community inquiries, and scholarly insights, it aims to inspire understanding of the scope and rationale of the reparations debate.

Aired: 01/07/24 | Expires: 04/30/24
The Cost of Inheritance
Major funding for America ReFramed provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Funding provided by the MacArthur Foundation, the Wyncote Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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A family acts to rectify a systemic wrong after a mentally ill loved one's incarceration.
A filmmaker chronicles his journey beyond walls after being incarcerated at San Quentin.
A story of Kristal Bush's fight against the impact of mass incarceration in Philadelphia.
A Harlem playwright unearths the extraordinary pasts of his Bangladeshi immigrant parents.
A journey into a brother's memories transform into a tool for reconciliation and healing.
In an era of racial reckoning, a George Washington mural ignites a public art debate.
Local election officials work around the clock to secure the vote and uphold US democracy.
Five female activists run for local office in a grassroots effort to take back their city.
Artists and activists fight to redefine belonging on both sides of the Atlantic.
How do Chinese grocers in the Jim Crow South complicate America’s binary paradigm of race?
Extras
Stevie Walker-Webb shares his hopes and fears for incarcerated people with mental illness.
Filmmakers talk about their documentaries and the process of telling these stories.
For 24 hours, Stevie Walker-Webb is in "solitary confinement" to show its inhumanity.
Two brothers, one on the inside, share their hopes and dreams after incarceration.
Director Adamu Chan opens up about finding filmmaking inside San Quentin State Prison.
A conversation with WHAT THESE WALLS WON'T HOLD's Adamu Chan.
Rahsaan Thomas talks about incarceration and why people get involved in crime.
An incarcerated man sees a second chance on the outside for himself and his family.
A family acts to rectify a systemic wrong after a mentally ill loved one's incarceration.
A filmmaker chronicles his journey beyond walls after being incarcerated at San Quentin.