LULU AND THE GIRLS OF 1963 documentary

Next week, hear the story of how thirty-two Georgia children were isolated and imprisoned in a deserted Civil War-era prison for forty-five days, and more. Take a look at what’s coming up!

The Morehouse College Glee Club

ASO Presents: Carlos Simon Curates - Friday, June 21 at 7 PM & Sunday, June 23 at 4 PM

Grammy®-nominated composer Carlos Simon curates a concert for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra that shines a spotlight on local artists, including the Spelman and Morehouse College Glee Clubs. This co-production between the ASO and GPB, includes interviews with Simon and spoken word artist Marc Bamuthi Joseph which give background, insight and inspiration throughout the program. Watch on GPB TV and on-demand on GPB Passport beginning this weekend.

A still from Lulu and the Girls from Americus, Georgia 1963

Lulu and the Girls of Americus, Georgia 1963 - Monday, June 24 at 10 PM

This documentary shed light on an unknown tragic story about the abuse of black children for the first time, accurately detailing how young people in the small rural town of Americus, Georgia got involved in a civil rights demonstration against a local theater. After being arrested, thirty-two girls were isolated and imprisoned in a deserted civil war era prison for forty-five days. 

POV: King Coal - Monday, June 24 at 11 PM

King Coal, through the personal memories of a 4th generation coal miner’s daughter, meditates on the complex history and future of the coal industry, the communities it has shaped and the myths it has created. Filmed in Central Appalachia, where McMillion Sheldon was raised and lives, the film documents the cultural roots of coal and its waning impact over a sector of American life, while also making space for a dream of the future to emerge.

Secrets of the Royal Palaces - Saturday, June 29 at 9 PM

Historian Kate Williams continues her in-depth exploration of shocking stories about the residences of the British monarchy. Filled with tales of scandals and intrigue, the series uncovers some of the many secrets held by these spectacular royal estates.