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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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NEGROES WITH GUNS: ROB WILLIAMS AND BLACK POWER
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 53 minutes, 2005,  
Facilitator Guide Available
Negroes with Guns is the story of a forgotten Civil Rights fighter who dared to advocate armed self-defense in the face of racist terrorism of the Jim Crow South. This remarkable film tells of the life and times of Robert F. Williams, the forefather of the Black Power movement, who broke dramatic new ground by internationalizing the African American struggle. MORE...
OH FREEDOM AFTER WHILE
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, 1999
The story of the 1939 Missouri sharecroppers strike reveals the complex issues of cotton farming in the early 1930s and what it was like to be a sharecropper in that time. MORE...
ONE DROP RULE
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 45 minutes, 2001
Exploring a recurring and divisive issue in African American communities - skin color, this film is candid, sometimes painful, but also often funny. It inter-cuts intimate interviews with darker skinned African Americans, lighter skinned African Americans and inter-racial children of Black and white parents. MORE...
A QUESTION OF COLOR
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, 1993
Colorism, a caste system based on skin color within the Black community, is traced and discussed. MORE...
RACE - THE POWER OF AN ILLUSION
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 3 episodes - 56 minutes each, 2003,  
Facilitator Guide Available
An eye-opening three-part series confronting our myths and misconceptions about race through the distinct lenses of science, history and social institutions. MORE...
RACE AGAINST PRIME TIME
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 58 minutes, 1985
This classic case study in media bias examines how the three network affiliates covered urban unrest in Miami's predominantly African American Liberty Hill neighborhood, following the 1980 acquittal of police officers for the killing of a local resident; how it framed the uprising as "riots," chose the community's "spokespersons" and focused on the inconvenience to white commuters. MORE...
RALPH BUNCHE: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 117 minutes, 2001
Ralph Bunche was a statesman, peace negotiator, and the first person of color to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Bunche overcame racial prejudice and poverty in America to become Undersecretary General of the United Nations. MORE...
RALPH ELLISON: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 87 minutes, 2002,  
Facilitator Guide Available
An introduction to the complex author of Invisible Man including the first-ever dramatized scenes from that book. MORE...
REVOLUTION '67
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 90 minute version and 83 minute PBS version on one DVD, 2007,  closed caption (PBS version only)
Facilitator Guide Available
An illuminating account of events too often relegated to footnotes in U.S. history - the Black urban rebellions of the 1960's. Focusing on the six-day Newark, N.J. outbreak on July 12, 1967, the film reveals how the disturbance began as spontaneous revolts against poverty and police brutality and ended as fateful milestones in America's struggles over race and economic justice. MORE...
RICHARD WRIGHT - BLACK BOY
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 86 minutes, 1994,  
Facilitator Guide Available
A biography of Richard Wright, author of Black Boy and Native Son, from his impoverished childhood, involvement in left-wing politics and literary relationships, to his exile and death in Paris. MORE...

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