Trailer for the Documentary ‘An American Story: Race Amity and the Other Tradition’

This video is the trailer for the one-hour documentary titled An American Story: Race Amity and the Other Tradition. Produced by the National Center for Race Amity and co-sponsored by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United States. This film examines many little known examples of racial amity and conciliation in the United States. Its thesis is that close cross-racial and cross-cultural amity has been a part of virtually every critical advance in access and equity in America’s racial history. This other tradition has served as the moral and spiritual counterweight to the dominant tradition of racism that occupies so much of our national history. It is empowering to both European and non-European Americans, and enlarges the critical mass of concerned people from all racial and cultural backgrounds who can make race amity and equity a priority in their lives. 

You can find out more about the film from its website:

If you are interested in more Baha’i-inspired content about racial unity, you might want to check out:

You may also wish to take a look at the website of the National Center for Race Amity:

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  1. Thanks for sharing this! Do you know where we can view the actual documentary, though? I haven’t been able to find it on cable TV, theaters nor as an online purchase. The film’s website doesn’t share where to watch it either. Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Emily!

      Sadly, I don’t have any details about this other than I believe it will be aired in the United States in the coming weeks. If you are a Baha’i living in the United States, perhaps it would be best to ask your Local Spiritual Assembly if they have any news regarding this. Should the film become more widely available, we’ll very likely share details about how to watch it so please stay tuned. If you haven’t already, you can subscribe to get updates from Baha’i Blog here: Thanks for asking, Emily!

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