Season 1: The Citizenship Project

    We’re taught that citizenship involves certain rights and duties but the reality for many citizens in minority communities, these rights of citizenship are not automatically granted. Nashville Public Television’s original series The Citizenship Project explores these stories, one hundred years after the Civil War and into the 20th century.

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    The Citizenship Project

    Soldier & Citizen | The Citizenship Project | NPT

    NPT's Soldier & Citizen explores how the "blood debt" was leveraged for full citizenship.

    Soldier & Citizen | The Citizenship Project | NPT

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    The Citizenship Project

    A Time of Joining | The Citizenship Project | NPT

    NPT's original documentary about the benevolent societies that form after the Civil War.

    A Time of Joining | The Citizenship Project | NPT

    Video thumbnail: The Citizenship Project The Early Black Press | Tennessee Voices Lifted | NPT

    The Citizenship Project

    The Early Black Press | Tennessee Voices Lifted | NPT

    African Americans gained from the Civil War was the right to free expression.

    The Early Black Press | Tennessee Voices Lifted | NPT

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    The Citizenship Project

    First Black Statesmen | The Citizenship Project | NPT

    The end of the Civil War, after ratification of the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments.

    First Black Statesmen | The Citizenship Project | NPT