Premiering on the anniversary of the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol, this documentary traces American democracy from the Revolutionary War to the 2021 Capitol riot and beyond. The country continues to grapple with the activities of the insurrectionists and consider the lasting impact of the event. The film explores the ideals and flaws of democracy, recurring cycles of civil rights progress and backlash, shifting voter rights and rules, and the role of civics curricula in fostering engaged and informed citizens.

Watch Preserving Democracy: Pursuing a More Perfect Union, tonight at 9pm on GBH 2 and on the PBS Video App.

[A woman wearing a blue jacket and a necklace faces the camera and speaks, She is Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. ]


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