Home to the oldest mountains on the planet and the richest forests in North America -- within a mosaic of diverse habitats and cultures, Appalachia tells the story of a people struggling to find a true and proper relationship to the natural world.
With original footage and interviews of survivors, witnesses, and participants, this film details the story of the 1979 Greensboro Massacre, in which Klansman shot, wounded and killed various members of a protesting Communist Workers Party in broad daylight on a city street.
One week after the Greensboro sit-in, protestors guided by Carl W. Matthews began taking seats at the lunch counter of S.H. Kress department store in Winston-Salem, starting a three-month-long action that ended in the successful desegregation of lunch counters in the city. Interviews with many of the students involved, with their professors and mentors, archival photographs, and music of the era provide a sense of what the movement meant to them students and how it shaped their lives.
Investigate the reasons North Carolina, long seen as the most progressive state in the South, became home to the largest Klan organization in the country, with more members than all the other Southern states combined, during the 1960s.
Profile of Martha Mason, a Cleveland County, NC woman, who at age 11 was struck with polio and became paralyzed from the neck down. She graduated first in her class at Gardner-Webb College and Wake Forest College. Even though she has spent most of her life inside an iron lung, it has not stopped her from enjoying life, friends, and writing her own autobiography.
On the western horizon of North Carolina are ancient sentinels. The oldest mountains on the North American continent, they are among the oldest mountains in the world .... Worn by time, wind and water, they appear as soft as watercolor brushstrokes. Life is abundant in these mountains .... [This] program will give you great ideas for planning a summer getaway with the family; taking you to sites you may have grown up hearing about, but never visited, or places you can't wait to get back to this year
This documentary tells a story about community and a way of life for textile millworkers that was once common in the Southeast but is rapidly fading away. Located in Jamestown, North Carolina, Oakdale Cotton Mills has a rich history dating from 1865, and generations of families have worked and lived there.
Join ... David Holt as he explores North Carolina's famed Outer Banks. He will take you from the sandy shores of Currituck Beach all the way to Blackbeard's favorite hideout on Ocracoke Island. Along the way we will visit the Wright Brothers Memorial, the Lost Colony, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and the four remaining lighthouses still standing on the Outer Banks.