Season 4: Segregation

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Pastor Ricky Brown

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Pastor Ricky Brown

A Black pastor from Mississippi sets out to build an integrated church.

Pastor Ricky Brown

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Nan Parson

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Nan Parson

A white suburban resident wants integration, but she’s not sure how to achieve it.

Nan Parson

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Rashad Bailey

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Rashad Bailey

A Black business owner meets resistance in a white neighborhood.

Rashad Bailey

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Ari and Ted  Richards

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Ari and Ted Richards

A family forced out of their South Side neighborhood by disinvestment.

Ari and Ted Richards

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Tia Brown

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Tia Brown

A family struggling to find a home in the face of gentrification and violence.

Tia Brown

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Pilar Audain Reed and Susana Banuelos

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Pilar Audain Reed and Susana Banuelos

Two friends — one Black and one Latina — work toward racial healing.

Pilar Audain Reed and Susana Banuelos

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Courtney Jones

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Courtney Jones

A Black real estate broker uses the tools of his trade to spread the wealth.

Courtney Jones

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Karen and Enrique León

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Karen and Enrique León

A mariachi family struggles to stay in a gentrifying neighborhood.

Karen and Enrique León

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Lolly SoulLove

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Lolly SoulLove

A former public housing resident returns to find her community transformed.

Lolly SoulLove

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Chris Javier

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Chris Javier

A Chinatown organizer rallies his community after a wave of hate crimes.

Chris Javier

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND John Nance

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John Nance

A resident rejects his suburb’s groundbreaking reparations plan.

John Nance

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Rachael Toft

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Rachael Toft

An affluent mother reflects on the merger that changed her kids’ school.

Rachael Toft

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Sharon Norwood

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Sharon Norwood

A housing voucher holder is hard-pressed to find a safe home for her family.

Sharon Norwood

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Father Larry Dowling

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Father Larry Dowling

A white priest bridges divides between Black and Latino communities.

Father Larry Dowling

Video thumbnail: FIRSTHAND Jason Ivy

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Jason Ivy

A multilingual artist has all of the right tools to navigate Chicago’s divides.

Jason Ivy