For Black History Month
The Story of How it All Began
"The Invention of Race"
from Award-winning Producer John Biewen
A one hour special from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
The construction of race, and racism, as we live with them today
"The Invention of Race" special traces the development of racial, and racist, ideas, from the ancient world -- when "there was no notion of race" -- up to the founding of the United States as, fundamentally, a nation of and for white people despite the "all men are created equal" language of the Declaration of Independence).
Every Wednesday in February 1 pm and again at 11 pm Eastern Time