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* I Am Not Your Negro - James Baldwin and Race in America
* White Like Me - Race, Racism & White Privilege in America
* Race - The Power of an Illusion
* Whose Streets? - An Unflinching Look at the Ferguson Uprising
The African American History Project (AAHP) is an archive of 300+ oral history interviews conducted with African Americans around Alachua County and the American South. The collection centers on integration, education, and life in the Jim Crow South, and is the largest public African American history collection in the state of Florida.
Between 1910 and 1930, the African-American population of Philadelphia skyrocketed, from around 85,000 to nearly 220,000 in the early years of the Great Depression. Captured in oral history interviews conducted in the 1980s with aging Philadelphians who participated in and witnessed the Great Migration firsthand, these stories tell of both individual lives and collective experiences adapting to a new home in the "City of Brotherly Love."
Civil Rights leader Julian Bond looks at the social ramifications of school desegregation in the last 50 years since nine African-American students made history by enrolling in the then all-white Little Rock Central High School in 1957. Series: "Reconsidering Little Rock: 50 Years After the Start of School Integration "
Terrence Roberts, one of the original nine African-American students who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957, looks back on the lessons learned about race and education in the last 50 years.
The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office.
Old Aunt Julia Ann Jackson, age 102 and the corn crib where she lives.
Image from the Library of Congress American Memory project, Born In Slavery,
On January 23, 2019 the University of New England hosted a lecture from world-renowned political activist, academic and author Angela Davis as part of its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Davis presented “Freedom is a Constant Struggle” .
Communities across the United States face a growing crisis of displacement and homelessness. DECADE OF FIRE has partnered with grassroots organizations who are building tenant power and fighting for the right to live with dignity in our nation’s cities. Each screening is followed by a dialogue, highlighting local leadership and concrete ways people can become involved in housing justice and anti-displacement struggles where they live.
For the month of June, Just Mercy will be available to rent for free across digital platforms in the US. Be part of the change our country is so desperately seeking. Learn more about our past and the countless injustices that have led us the where we are today.
Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America. (limited free screening)
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Dynamics of Desegregation, which aired in 1962 and 1963, was a 15-part intensive study of race relations in the United States. Harvard psychology professor, Thomas F. Pettigrew, hosted the series. It looks at the historical, political, psychological, personal and cultural aspects of segregation, with a particular emphasis on the South.
WNET/Thirteen's monthly series (1968-77) of one-hour interconnected programs is produced for, about, and – to a large extent – by black Americans. The magazine format reports on the achievements, the concerns, and the attitudes of the nation’s black citizens. The executive producer is Tony Brown. Coverage includes the Newark Riots; a factory that produces black dolls; comedy; interviews.
Reconstruction: America After the Civil War explores the transformative years following the American Civil War, when the nation struggled to rebuild itself in the face of profound loss, massive destruction, and revolutionary social change. The twelve years that composed the post-war Reconstruction era (1865-77) witnessed a seismic shift in the meaning and makeup of our democracy.
Independent Lens highlights a new documentary film each week from among the best independent filmmakers working today. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution was aired as part of season 17, 2/2016.
DVDs and Videos in the Fordham Collection
Little Rock Central : 50 Years Later by Films for the Humanities & Sciences
Call Number: DVD 10,198 (Quinn Library)
Publication Date: 2008
A documentary look at the present day lives of Little Rock Central High School.
Black History: From Civil War Through Today by St. Clair Vision
Call Number: DVD 8408 V. 1 - V.6 (Walsh & Quinn Libraries)
Publication Date: 2007
The Negro Soldier by Mad Phat Enterprises
Call Number: DVD 12,322 (Quinn Library)
Publication Date: 2008
A documentary look at the representation of the negro soldier in media and culture throughout American history
Black Theatre: The Making of a Movement by California Newsreel
Call Number: DVD 11,403 (Quinn & Walsh Libraries)
Publication Date: 2007
The Tuskegee Airmen by HBO Pictures
Call Number: DVD 104 (Walsh Library)
Publication Date: 2000
A HBO film about the first African-American combat pilots in World War II.