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The Address
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directed by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, Florentine Films (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2014), 1 hour 26 mins
Ken Burns tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of Greenwood, whose students, boys ages 11-17, all face a range of complex learning differences, the film also...
directed by Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Ken Burns, 1953-, Florentine Films (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2014), 1 hour 26 mins
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The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 2, The Age of Slavery: 1800-1860
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directed by Phil Bertelsen, fl. 1997-2013, Leslie Asako Gladsjo, fl. 1988-2014, Sabin Streeter, fl. 2005-2017 and Jamila Wignot, fl. 2009-2014; produced by WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, Kunhardt Films and Inkwell Films, in The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2013), 56 mins
'The Age of Slavery' illustrates how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For free black people, these years were a time of opportunity, but for most African Americans, the era represented a new nadir. King Cotton fueled the rapid expansion of slavery into new territories a...
directed by Phil Bertelsen, fl. 1997-2013, Leslie Asako Gladsjo, fl. 1988-2014, Sabin Streeter, fl. 2005-2017 and Jamila Wignot, fl. 2009-2014; produced by WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, Kunhardt Films and Inkwell Films, in The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2013), 56 mins
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American Experience, America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference
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directed by Martin Ostrow, fl. 1973; produced by Martin Ostrow, fl. 1973, Fine Cut Productions, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1994), 1 hour 23 mins
In 1937, 17-year-old Kurt Klein emigrated to the U.S. to escape the growing discrimination against Jews following Hitler's rise in 1933 and then worked to get his parents out of Germany. The film uses the tale of Klein's struggles against a wall of bureaucracy to explore the complex social and political factors th...
directed by Martin Ostrow, fl. 1973; produced by Martin Ostrow, fl. 1973, Fine Cut Productions, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1994), 1 hour 23 mins
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American Experience, Summer of Love
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directed by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010; produced by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 55 mins
In the summer of 1967, thousands of young people from across the country flocked to San Francisco's Haight Ashbury district to join in the hippie experience, only to discover that what they had come for was already disappearing. By 1968 the celebration of free love, music, and an alternative lifestyle had descende...
directed by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010; produced by Vicente Franco, fl. 1990 and Gail Dolgin, 1945-2010, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2007), 55 mins
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American Experience, We Shall Remain: Trail of Tears
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produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 15 mins
Though the Cherokee embraced "civilization" and won recognition of tribal sovereignty in the U.S. Supreme Court, their resistance to removal from their homeland failed. Thousands were forced on a perilous march to Oklahoma.
produced by WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2009), 1 hour 15 mins
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American Experience, Riding the Rails
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directed by Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell; produced by Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2013), 1 hour 12 mins
Archival footage and newsreel interviews featuring kids full of bravado tells the unforgettable story of 250,000 teenagers who left their homes and hopped freight trains during the Great Depression.
directed by Michael Uys and Lexy Lovell; produced by Lexy Lovell and Michael Uys, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2013), 1 hour 12 mins
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American Experience, The Rise and Fall of Penn Station
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directed by Randall MacLowry, 1963-; produced by Randall MacLowry, 1963- and Michael Rossi, fl. 2005, Film Posse, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2014), 54 mins
New York's Pennsylvania Station opened to the public in 1910. The station was a massive civil engineering project, covering nearly eight acres and requiring the construction of 16 miles of underground tunnels. No one could imagine that this architectural marvel built for the ages would be torn down a few decades l...
directed by Randall MacLowry, 1963-; produced by Randall MacLowry, 1963- and Michael Rossi, fl. 2005, Film Posse, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2014), 54 mins
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American Experience, Klansville U.S.A.
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directed by Callie T. Wiser, fl. 2008-2011; produced by Callie T. Wiser, fl. 2008-2011, WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 53 mins
As the civil rights movement grew in the 1960s, the long-dormant Ku Klux Klan reemerged with a vengeance. In three years, the North Carolina Klan grew to some 10,000 members, giving the Tarheel State a new nickname: "Klansville, U.S.A."
directed by Callie T. Wiser, fl. 2008-2011; produced by Callie T. Wiser, fl. 2008-2011, WGBH Educational Foundation, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 53 mins
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American Experience, Walt Disney: Part One
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directed by Sarah Colt, fl. 2000; produced by Sarah Colt, fl. 2000, Public Broadcasting Service, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 1 hour 54 mins
Uniquely adept at art as well as commerce, Walt Disney was a master filmmaker who harnessed the power of technology to tell stories of outsiders struggling for acceptance and belonging, while questioning the conventions of class and authority. As Disney rose to prominence and gained financial security, his work be...
directed by Sarah Colt, fl. 2000; produced by Sarah Colt, fl. 2000, Public Broadcasting Service, in American Experience (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2015), 1 hour 54 mins
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American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 1, Episode 4, No Easy Walk (1961–1963)
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directed by Callie Crossley, 1951- and James A. DeVinney, 1942-; produced by Callie Crossley, 1951- and James A. DeVinney, 1942-, Blackside (Production company), in American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 1, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1986), 55 mins
The civil rights movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. emerges as its most visible leader. Some demonstrations succeed
directed by Callie Crossley, 1951- and James A. DeVinney, 1942-; produced by Callie Crossley, 1951- and James A. DeVinney, 1942-, Blackside (Production company), in American Experience: Eyes on the Prize, Season 1, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 1986), 55 mins
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