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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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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...
THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 4 episodes - 56 minutes each, 2002,  
Emancipation ended slavery but only to replace it an American form of apartheid, euphemistically known as Jim Crow, used to keep African Americans as second class citizens. This four-part series constitutes a major cinematic achievement covering the years between Reconstruction and Civil Rights. MORE...
THE ROAD TO BROWN
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, 1990
The history of segregation sanctioned by the 1898 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, and the visionary legal campaign against it that led to the triumph of Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. MORE...
SCARRED JUSTICE: THE ORANGEBURG MASSACRE 1968
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 57 minutes, 2009,  closed captioned
Scarred Justice brings to light one of the bloodiest tragedies of the Civil Rights era after four decades of deliberate denial. MORE...
SHATTERING THE SILENCES
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 86 minutes, 1997
Facilitator Guide Available
Eight professors of color discuss the special pressures minority faculty face in majority white institutions. MORE...
SKIN DEEP
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 53 minutes, 1995,  
Facilitator Guide Available
A multi-racial group of college students in a weekend racial sensitivity workshop discuss affirmative action, self-segregation, internalized racism and cultural identity. MORE...
SNCC LEGACY VIDEO (THE 38 DVD COLLECTION)
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 38 volumes, 52 hours in all, 2011
Formal addresses, panel discussions and programs that took place at a conference and reunion unfolding over four days at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina on the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee or SNCC MORE...
A SON OF AFRICA
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 28 minutes, 1996
Facilitator Guide Available
A reconstruction of the first influential slave narrative, the autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, which helped raise the conscience of Europe and America against slavery, includes commentary by scholars explaining the wider context of the Triangular Trade. MORE...

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