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Nightly Films

Welcome to Nightly Films, a long form series explaining our world, one video at a time.

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Changemakers

Year of Extremes

Movements That Transformed Our World

The Stonewall Riots are widely regarded as the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. When police raided The Stonewall Inn in 1969, its LGBTQ patrons fought back for several days, sparking decades of political...
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The LGBTQ community has experienced a number of breakthroughs in the years since the Stonewall Riots. Now a new generation of activists continue the fight for progress.
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More than 200,000 demonstrators gathered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 to hear Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. This moment in history is credited with propelling action...
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More than 200,000 demonstrators gathered at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963 to hear Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. It also laid the groundwork for Black Lives Matter, the...
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In 1970, nearly 50,000 women in New York City and around the country gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and make new demands for women’s rights. At the time, it was the largest women’s...
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In the decades since the 1970s, women have achieved a number of major milestones. These efforts gave way to the historic Women’s March in 2017 and the Me Too movement. They have also inspired a new generation of voices.
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Stonewall 50: The Revolution