American Experience

The Blinding of Isaac Woodard

Season 33 Episode 3 | 1h 52m 49s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1946, Isaac Woodard, a Black army sergeant on his way home to South Carolina after serving in WWII, was pulled from a bus for arguing with the driver. The local chief of police savagely beat him, leaving him unconscious and permanently blind.

Aired: 03/30/21

Expires: 05/31/22

Rating: TV-PG

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