Bending the Arc feature stories relate to topics and people featured in our films. Gail Short and Solomon Crenshaw Jr, freelance journalists based in Birmingham, Alabama, and other writers use an investigative journalism to approach stories that resonate with today’s social justice movements.

Bending the Arc producers share essays describing their personal and family stories regarding segregation, how Bending the Arc came to be, and why they wanted to be involved with the project.

Feature Stories

Family Ties

Family Ties

Herman-Giddens comes to terms with her ancestors’ pre-Civil War enslavement of Black men, women, and children, through genealogical research.

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The Bending the Arc Project features the stories of both African Americans and a small group of little-known white allies who fought for racial justice during the Civil Rights Movement.
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