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How it feels to be free

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  • DVD 323.1196 H8472 (CEN, EAS)

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English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing, English descriptive audio.

Publication Information

[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2021]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (approximately 115 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


How it feels to be free takes an unprecedented look at the intersection of African American women artists, politics and entertainment and hear the story of how six trailblazing performers--Lena Horne, Abbey Lincoln, Diahann Carroll, Nina Simone, Cicely Tyson and Pam Grier--changed American culture through their films, fashion, music, and politics.


Originally broadcast on PBS as part of the series American Masters in 2021.

Bonus features: 13 interviews, exclusives with Alicia Keys, Ruth Feldstein, Latanya Richardson Jackson, Lena Waithe, Sharon Lewis and many other leading female entertainers and activists.

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