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Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery; Brotherly Love; Jud
Series Title: Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery
Call Number: DVD 2009-252 v2
Description: A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America.
Keywords: Ethnographic; Slavery

Africans in America: America's Journey through Slavery; Terrible Transform
Series Title: Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery
Call Number: DVD 2009-252 v1
Description: A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America.
Keywords: Ethnographic; Slavery

Atlantico Negro: Na Rota dos Orixas = Black Atlantic: On the Orixas Route
Series Title: 1998
Call Number: DVD 2011-29
Description: Brazilian-made film about the spiritual life of the slaves brought from Africa to Brazil, how their dance and song took root in the new soil, and the ironies of the African diaspora.
Keywords: Slavery

Bama Girl
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2009-57
Description: A young black woman's quest to become the Homecoming Queen at the University of Alabama.
Keywords: Rachel Goslins; Jessica Thomas; African American Women; Racism

Brother Outsider: the Life of Bayard Rustin
Series Title: 2002
Call Number: DVD 2014-20
Description: Film by Bennett Singer and Nancy Kates. Documentary examining the life of Bayard Rustin who, although one of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, and an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, was forced to play a background role in landmark civil rights events because he was homosexual.
Keywords: Civil Rights

Ethnic Notions: Black People in White Minds
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2004-125
Description: Traces the evolution of Black American caricatures and their role in politics and racial conflicts.
Keywords: African-Americans; Ethnic Attitudes

Eye of the Storm
Series Title: ABC: NOW (1970)
Call Number: VCR 2006- 17
Description: Documentary of how third-grade teacher Jane Elliot demonstrates the effects of bigotry by dividing her all-white class by eye color.
Keywords: Racism; Jane Elliot

Margaret Garner
Series Title: 2005
Call Number: DVD 2009-87
Description: Mustapha Hasnaoui's documentary offers an inside look into the making of Margaret Garner, an opera based upon Toni Morrison's novel, Beloved.
Keywords: Slavery; Opera

Nothing but a Man
Series Title: 1963
Call Number: DVD 2013-263
Description: Struggles of Black life in 1960s America. Directed by Michael Roemer.
Keywords: Civil Rights Movement

Out of Control: AIDS in Black America
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Call Number: DVD 2008-193
Description: Explores issues of sex, race, neglect, and denial related to AIDS among African Americans. Hosted by the late television journalist, Peter Jennings. Includes group discussions with Jesse Jackson, Calvin Butts and T.D. Jakes.
Keywords: Interview

Prince Among Slaves
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Call Number: DVD 2009-35
Description: The true story of an African prince in 1788 who endured the humiliation of slavery without losing his dignity or hope of freedom.
Keywords: Andrea Kalin; PBS; Slavery; Biographical

Race to Execution
Series Title: 2006
Call Number: DVD 2009-97
Description: Follows the cases of two death row inmates to examine the problem of race discrimination in the U.S. criminal justice system, particularly with regard to death penalty sentencing.
Keywords: Prison

Race, the Floating Signifier
Series Title:
Call Number: VCR 2004-205
Description: Professor Stuart Hall lectures on race and the meaning of racial signifiers, such as skin color
Keywords: Race and Racism

Slave Island: New York's Hidden History
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Call Number: DVD 2006-125
Description: Excavation in downtown Manhattan reveals the oldest slave cemetery ever found in North America.
Keywords: New York City History: Slavery

Slavery and the Making of America v3 Seeds of Destruction
Series Title: Slavery and the Making of America
Call Number: DVD 2009-39 v3
Description: Examines the history of slavery in the United States and the role it played in shaping the new country's development.
Keywords: Dante J James; Morgan Freeman

Slavery and the Making of America vol 1 The Downward Spiral
Series Title: Slavery and the Making of America
Call Number: DVD 2009-39 v1
Description: Examines the history of slavery in the United States and the role it played in shaping the new country's development.
Keywords: Dante J James; Morgan Freeman

Slavery and the Making of America vol 2 Liberty in the Air
Series Title: Slavery and the Making of America
Call Number: DVD 2009-39 v2
Description: Examines the history of slavery in the United States and the role it played in shaping the new country's development.
Keywords: Dante J James; Morgan Freeman

Slavery and the Making of America vol4 The Challenge of Freedom
Series Title: Slavery and the Making of America
Call Number: DVD 2009-39 v4
Description: Examines the history of slavery in the United States and the role it played in shaping the new country's development.
Keywords: Dante J James; Morgan Freeman

Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee 50th Anniversary, Shaw University
Series Title: 2011
Call Number: DVD 2011-149 v1-38
Description: In April 2010, hundreds of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. This complete collection of DVDs present formal addresses, panel discussions, and programs that took place at a conference and reunion unfolding over four days.
Keywords: Civil Rights Movement

The U
Series Title: 30 for 30; no. 7 (2010)
Call Number: DVD 2013-265
Description: A predominantly white school, The University of Miami image was changed forever when coach Howard Schnellenberger scoured some of the toughest ghettos in Florida to recruit mostly black players for his football team. The team proceeded to win four national titles between 1983 and 1991. Directed by Billy Corben.
Keywords: Football

Three Days at Foster
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2014-171
Description: How Integration Turned the Tide. The Untold story of the pioneer athletes who shattered the color barrier at the University of Alabama, in the shadow of George Wallace's defiant stand in the schoolhouse door.
Keywords: Documentary

Toni Morrison
Series Title: Profile of a Writer
Call Number: VCR 2004-160
Description: Morrison discusses slavery, its legacy, and the difficulties of writing about these painful subjects.
Keywords: Toni Morrison; Interview

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North
Series Title: 2008
Call Number: DVD 2011-225
Description: Filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain a powerful new perspective on the black/white divide.
Keywords: Slavery; Racism

Voyage of La Amistad: A Quest for Freedom
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Call Number: DVD 2009-34
Description: Story of the revolt by abducted Africans aboard the slave ship La Amistad and their trial in the American court system for being in violation of international law. Their case reached the Supreme Court and was aided by various abolitionists and the former president John Quincy Adams. Based on court documents and transcripts, letters written by the Africans and their lawyers, newspaper articles, and testimony from present-day scholars.
Keywords: H.D. Motyl; Slavery

William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe
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Call Number: DVD 2013-260
Description: Filmmakers Emily and Sarah Kunstler explore the life of their father, a radical civil rights lawyer.
Keywords: Civil Rights; Justice System