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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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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...
FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and and 35mm, 52 minutes, United Kingdom, 1996, in English and French with English subtitles
Dramatization and documentary trace Fanon's intellectual development. Cultural critics position his pioneering studies of the psychological impact of racism on the colonized and colonizer alike. 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...
FURIOUS FLOWER I
Three-Year Site/Local Streaming - files provided, 4 video episodes + Gwendolyn Brooks tribute, 510 minutes total, 1998
Facilitator Guide Available
An invaluable reference work offering intimate portraits of twenty-five leading poets, each reading and discussing their own work during the 1994 Furious Flower conference. It offers concise introductions to such important contemporary African American writers as U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez , Nikki Giovanni and Michael Harper. MORE...
FURIOUS FLOWER II
Three-Year Site/Local Streaming - files provided, 3 Episodes, 180 minutes total, 2005,  
Facilitator Guide Available
Provides a teaching tool for exploring the world of today's Black poetry. A follow-up to the 1994 Furious Flower conference, Furious Flower II presents outstanding critical scholarship on Black contemporary poetry's origins and trends, its conflicts and consonances. MORE...
FURIOUS FLOWER III
Three-Year Site/Local Streaming - files provided, 4 Episodes, 282 minutes total, 2015,  
Set during the 2014 Furious Flower conference, Furious Flower III: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry offers the unprecedented opportunity to watch thirty-two of today’s leading African American poets reading from their work and discussing the critical issues shaping this vibrant poetic tradition. 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...

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