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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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WHAT'S RACE GOT TO DO WITH IT?
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 49 minutes, 2006,  
Facilitator Guide Available
Ten years after Skin Deep, a new documentary film chronicles the experiences of a diverse group of college students - in this case, led by veteran UC Berkeley facilitators over the course of a semester - as they confront race, diversity, and their own responsibility for making a difference. MORE...
WHITE SCRIPTS AND BLACK SUPERMEN: BLACK MASCULINITIES IN COMIC BOOKS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 52 minutes, plus bonus feature THE BLACK AGE OF COMICS, 2012,  subtitled in English for the hearing impaired
Facilitator Guide Available
A valuable and colorful examination of 40 years of changing representations of Black masculinity in a significant area of popular culture - comic books. This genre's reach and impact extended into other forms of cultural production such as movies and animated TV series. MORE...
WILD WOMEN DON'T HAVE THE BLUES
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 58 minutes, 1989
The lives, times and music of Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Ida Cox, Ethel Waters and other legendary women illustrate how the blues became a vital part of American culture. MORE...
ZORA NEALE HURSTON: JUMP AT THE SUN
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming, 84 minutes, 2008,  
This definitive film biography portrays Zora Neale Hurston in all her complexity: gifted, flamboyant, and controversial but always fiercely original. MORE...

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