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African American Perspectives
The films in this collection provide the kind of critical analysis necessary for an appreciation and understanding of African American life and history. Included in this comprehensive set of documentaries are biographies of important literary and historical figures, films on significant historical events, urgent contemporary social issues and the enduring movements for racial justice. They are well-proven and effective resources for educators, student service providers, public libraries and community organizations. Discussion guides and transcripts are available for many of these titles.
TOPICS
All African American Perspectives Titles
From Slavery to Jim Crow 
Foundations of the Freedom Struggle 
Turning Points of the Civil Rights Movement 
African American Culture 
Race Today and Tomorrow 
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BLACK PANTHER / SAN FRANCISCO STATE: ON STRIKE
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 34 minutes, 2 titles on 1 cassette or DVD, 1969
In interviews, Huey P. Newton describes the origins of the Panthers, Minister of Information Eldridge Clear explains their appeal to the Black community and Chairman Bobby Seals explains their 10 Point Program. San Francisco State: On Strike recounts how a student strike succeeded in creating the first Ethnic Studies department on a college campus in America. MORE...
THE BLACK PRESS: SOLDIERS WITHOUT SWORDS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 86 minutes, 1998,  
Facilitator Guide Available
Archival footage and interviews trace the history of African American newspapers and journalism from the Antebellum period to the Civil Rights Movement. MORE...
BLACK THEATER: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 114 minutes, 1978
This film documents the history of the leading figures, institutions and events that transformed the American stage in the wake of Civil Rights activism. It includes interviews with Ossie Davis, Amiri Baraka, James Earl Jones and Ntozake Shange, and clips from many landmark plays. MORE...
BLACKING UP: HIP-HOP'S REMIX OF RACE AND IDENTITY
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 57 minutes, 2010,  
Explores tensions surrounding white participation in Hip-Hop. For some, it is an example of cultural progress. For others, it is just another case of cultural appropriation. MORE...
BLACKS AND JEWS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 85 minutes, 1997
Facilitator Guide Available
Scholars and critics probe the history and psychology of victimization shared between Blacks and Jews and their exploitation by the media. MORE...
BRICK BY BRICK: A CIVIL RIGHTS STORY
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 53 minutes, 2008
Facilitator Guide Available
Brick by Brick Tracks the landmark case, U.S. vs Yonkers, which challenged housing and educational discrimination in the North and pushed for desegregation. MORE...
BROTHER OUTSIDER: THE LIFE OF BAYARD RUSTIN
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 83 minutes, 2002,  
Facilitator Guide Available
On November 20, 2013, Bayard Rustin was posthumously awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama. Who was this man? Bayard Rustin is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the United States. His activism for peace, racial equality, economic justice and human rights, and how he navigated through his life and career as an openly gay man are the themes of this portrait. MORE...
COLOR ADJUSTMENT
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 88 minutes, 1991
Marlon Riggs' study of how network television absorbed deep-seated racial conflict into the non-threatening formats of primetime television. Clips from Amos 'n' Andy, Good Times, Roots and The Cosby Show among others are intercut with interviews with producers, cultural critics and actors. MORE...
DIRT AND DEEDS IN MISSISSIPPI
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 82 minutes, 2015,  
uncovers the largely unknown and pivotal role played by Black landowning families in the deep South who controlled over a million acres in the 1960s. MORE...
ETHNIC NOTIONS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, 1987
Scholars shed light on the origins and consequences of anti-Black stereotypes in popular culture from the Antebellum period to the Civil Rights era. MORE...

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