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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.
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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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FEBRUARY ONE
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 61 minutes, 2004
Facilitator Guide Available
In one remarkable day, four college freshmen changed the course of American history. February One tells the inspiring story surrounding the 1960 Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins that revitalized the Civil Rights Movement and set an example for student militancy of the coming decade. MORE...
FOR MY PEOPLE: THE LIFE AND WRITING OF MARGARET WALKER
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 28 minutes, 1998,  
A literary biography of a seminal figure of 20th century American literature, Margaret Walker, who established one of the first Black Studies centers in the nation, and mentored the Black Arts movement of the 1960s. MORE...
FURIOUS FLOWER - THE COMPLETE EDITION
Three-Year Site/Local Streaming - files provided, 3 titles, 821 minutes total, 2015,  Series II and III come with English subtitle files
A multiple volume video collection constituting fourteen hours of once-in-a-lifetime readings by and encounters with leading African American poets. It is a compilation of the historic Furious Flower I (1994), Furious Flower II (2004) and Furious Flower III (2014) conferences MORE...
GOIN' TO CHICAGO
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 71 minutes, 1994
Facilitator Guide Available
The migration of African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North and West during and after World War II is retold through personal stories of a group of Chicagoans born in the Mississippi Delta. MORE...
HERSKOVITS AT THE HEART OF BLACKNESS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 57 minutes, 2009,  
A compelling examination of the career of Melville J. Herskovits, the pioneering American anthropologist of African Studies and controversial intellectual who established the first African Studies Center at an American university and authored, The Myth of the Negro PastMORE...
HOMECOMING
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, 1999
Facilitator Guide Available
The rural roots of African American life are explored through the Black farmer's story from Reconstruction through the agricultural crisis of the '20s and '30s and, eventually, to the system of federal farm loans and subsidies on which all farmers depend today. MORE...
HOMEGOINGS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, 2013,  English Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired
Facilitator Guide Available
Homegoings takes an up-close look at the rarely seen world of undertaking in the black community, where funeral rites draw on a rich palette of tradition, history and celebration. It reveals the special status of undertakers in the community; borne out of their permanence, their economic stability, and the necessities of the segregation period. It film paints a portrait of the dearly departed, their grieving families and a man who sends loved ones "home." MORE...
HOXIE: THE FIRST STAND
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, 2003,  
Documents the first battle to implement the Brown vs. Board of Education school desegregation decision fought in the small, rural town of Hoxie, Arkansas. MORE...
HUGHES' DREAM HARLEM
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 61 minutes, 2002
This cine-poetic experience celebrates the spirit and work of Harlem's poet laureate Langston Hughes. Contemporary writers, slam poets and arts supporters star. MORE...
IDA B. WELLS: A PASSION FOR JUSTICE
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 53 minutes, 1989
Documents the dramatic life and turbulent times of the pioneering African American journalist, activist, suffragist and anti-lynching crusader of the post-Reconstruction period. MORE...

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