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Flowstate Films’ New Doc on PBS

Flowstate Films features the legacies of three African American ambassadors in a new documentary, THE AMERICAN DIPLOMAT. Filmmakers Rachell Shapiro, Leola Calzolai-Stewart, and Kiley Kraskouskas (pictured L-R at right) explore the lives of Edward R. Dudley, Terence Todman, and Carl Rowan. The ambassadors broke racial barriers by reaching high-ranking appointments in the Truman, Eisenhower, and Kennedy administrations. Yet, while spreading democracy abroad, they were treated as second-class citizens at home during the height of the civil rights movement. Flowstate Films premiered THE AMERICAN DIPLOMAT recently on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE | PBS and the doc will stream indefinitely on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE at AN AMERICAN DIPLOMAT is supported in part by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and WGBH.

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