Amend: The Fight for America

Amend: The Fight for America

Amend: The Fight for America

When the United States of America was founded, the ideals of freedom and equality did not apply to all people. These are the stories of the brave Americans who fought to right the nation’s wrongs and enshrine the values we hold most dear into the Constitution — with liberty and justice for all.

2021USANetflix
Documentary

Streaming (1 Provider)

EPISODE 1.1
17 February 2021

Citizen

After escaping slavery, Frederick Douglass becomes a pivotal voice calling for citizenship for Black Americans, a dream realized in the 14th Amendment.

EPISODE 1.2
17 February 2021

Resistance

After ratification, violent atrocities, court rulings and the Lost Cause ideology systematically subvert the 14th Amendment's promises of equality.

EPISODE 1.3
17 February 2021

Wait

As the civil rights movement gains momentum in the 1960s, Martin Luther King Jr. orchestrates protests that goad President John F. Kennedy into action.

EPISODE 1.4
17 February 2021

Control

In the 1970s, women appeal to evolving interpretations of the 14th Amendment in their fight to achieve equality and control their own destinies.

EPISODE 1.5
17 February 2021

Love

After decades of setbacks, the struggle for same-sex marriage equality culminates in an Ohio couple's case taken up by the Supreme Court in 2015.

EPISODE 1.6
17 February 2021

Promise

Immigrants have long put their hope in America, but intolerant policies, racism and shocking violence have frequently trampled their dreams.

Amend: The Fight for America / Reviews

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Amend makes legal history approachable and digestible.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

This is must-see viewing for everyone who believes in the all-encompassing, freedom-guaranteeing powers of the 14th Amendment...

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CNN

CNN

It's a reminder that securing the protections granted by the 14th Amendment -- like America itself -- remains very much a work in progress.

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Variety

Variety

While this may be well-known to some, if you are looking for a teaching tool about recent and not-so-recent history, you could do a great deal worse than this.

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Salon

Salon

[Breaks] down dusty declarations in terms that the average person can understand...

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

A charismatic Will Smith, a few little known facts, and a particularly uplifting episode give this docuseries about the importance of the 14th Amendment a reason to exist.

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