Learn About These American Changemakers

Premiered Oct. 4 at 10pm

Go beyond the legend and meet the inspiring woman who repeatedly risked her own life and freedom to liberate others from slavery. Born 200 years ago in Maryland, Harriet Tubman was a conductor of the Underground Railroad, a Civil War scout, nurse and spy, and one of the greatest freedom fighters in our nation’s history.

Premiered Oct. 11 at 10pm

Discover how a man born into slavery became one of the most influential voices for democracy in American history. Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson explores the role Douglass played in securing the right to freedom for African Americans.

Don’t Miss These Changemakers Outreach Events in our Community…

 Tue. April 18, 2023 at 5:30pm
PBS Fort Wayne, in the Oldenkamp Community Room PBS Fort Wayne

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Thur. April 20, 2023 at 5:30pm Purdue University-Fort Wayne,

WALB Building Room 222-4, 222-6

Hosted by The Multicutural Center, Purdue University-Fort Wayne

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PBS Fort Wayne is working on bringing you free public screening events for these films, followed by discussions that will explore the lives and impact of African American change makers from our area’s past and present. Join us for events yet to come, and be inspired to make your own changes.

These programs have been sponsored in part by: