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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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SOUL OF JUSTICE: THELTON HENDERSON'S AMERICAN JOURNEY
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 60 minutes, 2005,  
Facilitator Guide Available
Soul of Justice is a story of race, justice and judgment - both personal and legal. It is the story of the conflicts and contradictions faced by a Black judge working in the nearly all-white world of American jurisprudence. MORE...
THE STRANGE DEMISE OF JIM CROW
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, 1998
Interviews with civil rights activists involved in the peaceful integration of Houston, Texas, and news footage document the behind-the-scenes story. MORE...
STRANGE FRUIT
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 57 minutes, 2002,  
The story behind Billie Holiday's signature song examines the history of lynching, and the interplay of race, labor and the left, and popular culture as forces that would give rise to the Civil Rights Movement. MORE...
STRUGGLES IN STEEL
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 58 minutes, 1996,  
Facilitator Guide Available
Interviews with Black steelworkers recount the fight for equal opportunity on the job. MORE...
TONGUES UNTIED
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 55 minutes, 1989
A landmark and controversial personal documentary essay on experiences of black gay men and the search for identity. It has been critically acclaimed as one of the most important documentaries of the 20th century. MORE...
TRACES OF THE TRADE: A STORY FROM THE DEEP NORTH
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 86 minutes (with a 51 minute abridged version and extras), 2008,  
Facilitator Guide Available
One family's painful confrontation with their ancestor's involvement with the slave trade. MORE...
TROUBLE BEHIND
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 56 minutes, 1990
An exploration of Post-War racial "cleansing" and its impact on present-day all-white Corbin, Kentucky, birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Includes interviews with residents and archival material. MORE...
TULIA, TEXAS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 54 minutes, 2008,  
The story of a small town's search for justice and the price Americans pay for the war on drugs. MORE...
UNNATURAL CAUSES
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 7 episodes: 1x56mins, 6x26mins, 2008,  , dual language disc - Menus, Audio and Subtitles in English and Spanish
Facilitator Guide Available
UNNATURAL CAUSES, for the first time on film, sounds the alarm about our disturbing socioeconomic and racial inequities in health - and searches for their root causes. But those causes are not what we might expect. There's much more to our health than bad habits, healthcare or unlucky genes. The social conditions in which we are born, live and work profoundly affect our well-being and longevity. MORE...
W.E.B. DU BOIS:A BIOGRAPHY IN FOUR VOICES
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 116 minutes, 1995
Four leading African American writers, Wesley Brown, Thulani Davis, Toni Cade Bambara and Amiri Baraka, lead us through Du Bois's life and work and describe his impact on their work MORE...

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