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New Film Shows How the Beatles Helped Fight Segregation

Music aside, the true power of The Beatles wasn't the volume of their fans or the popularity of their hairstyles — it was the pull of their politics. The band's refusal to play to segregated American audiences in 1964 is one striking example explored in a new documentary about the band's tireless years on the road in the 1960s before Beatlemania forced them to stop performing live. Director Ron Howard mined archival footage to reveal the Fab Four's shock at being asked...

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