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Trailer | The Picture Taker

Preview: Season 24 Episode 7 | 30s | Video has closed captioning.

The vibrant life of Ernest Withers—civil rights photographer, and FBI informant—was anything but black and white. From his Memphis studio, Withers' nearly 2 million images were a treasured record of Black history but his legacy was complicated by decades of secret FBI service revealed only after his death. Was he a friend of the civil rights community, or enemy—or both?

Airing: 02/06/23

Rating: NR

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