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Big Picture, When Marian Anderson Sang
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in Big Picture (Chesterton, IN: Media Rich, 2018), 5 mins
In 1939 the great contralto Marian Anderson was denied the right to perform at Washington's Constitution Hall because of the color of her skin. The snub gave rise to an outpouring of support and activism that drew attention to the racial inequities in the nation's capital and throughout the country. Ms. Anderson's...
in Big Picture (Chesterton, IN: Media Rich, 2018), 5 mins
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American Masters, Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me
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directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Sally Rosenthal, fl. 1999, Michael Kantor, fl. 1990 and Laurence Maslon, fl. 2001-2017, Thirteen Productions, ZDF Television and ARTE, in American Masters (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 1 hour 40 mins
He was "Mr. Entertainment," a show-business meteor who blazed across the twentieth century. Sammy Davis, Jr. had the kind of career that was indisputably legendary, so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope and scale. Yet, his life was complex, complicated, and contradictory. Sammy Davis, Jr.: I'...
directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Sally Rosenthal, fl. 1999, Michael Kantor, fl. 1990 and Laurence Maslon, fl. 2001-2017, Thirteen Productions, ZDF Television and ARTE, in American Masters (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 1 hour 40 mins
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Axé: Music of the People of a Place
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directed by Chico Kertész, fl. 2017; produced by Igor Amorim, fl. 2017, Macaco Gordo (Sao Paulo, São Paulo State: Elo Audiovisual Serviços, 2017), 1 hour 55 mins
The documentary is a powerful trip through Brazilian origins and evolution of the most popular musical genre in the history of the nation. The story of Axé Music is a journey of identity, religion, rhythms, and an enthusiastic music full of life, dance, and fun. Axé is a musical tale that makes you want to shake...
directed by Chico Kertész, fl. 2017; produced by Igor Amorim, fl. 2017, Macaco Gordo (Sao Paulo, São Paulo State: Elo Audiovisual Serviços, 2017), 1 hour 55 mins
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Blaxploitalian: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema
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directed by Fred Kuwornu, fl. 2016; produced by Curtis Caesar John, fl. 2010, Elliott Cowart, fl. 2011, Kalon Jackson, fl. 2007 and Fred Kuwornu, fl. 2016, Do The Right Films Entertainment and Blue Rose Films (Uniondale, NY: Blue Rose Films, 2016), 1 hour

"Blaxploitalian" is a diasporic, hybrid, critical, and cosmopolitan dimension documentary that uncovers the careers of a population of entertainers seldom heard from before: Black actors in Italian cinema starting from 1915 when the first black actor appeared in an Italian film.

BlaxploItalian cleverly discloses t...

directed by Fred Kuwornu, fl. 2016; produced by Curtis Caesar John, fl. 2010, Elliott Cowart, fl. 2011, Kalon Jackson, fl. 2007 and Fred Kuwornu, fl. 2016, Do The Right Films Entertainment and Blue Rose Films (Uniondale, NY: Blue Rose Films, 2016), 1 hour
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Commandment Keeper Church, Beaufort South Carolina, May 1940
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directed by Zora Neale Hurston, 1891-1960 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 16 mins
This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. These film excerpts were taken from 42 minutes of raw footage filmed by Zora Neale Hurston in Beaufort, SC.
directed by Zora Neale Hurston, 1891-1960 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 16 mins
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The Exile
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directed by Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951; produced by Frank Schiffman, 1894-1974, Micheaux Film (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 1 hour 18 mins
This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind. This film, directed by Oscar Micheaux, is about an African American socialite in Chicago who took over a mansion recently abandoned by its previous white owners because African Americans had moved int...
directed by Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951; produced by Frank Schiffman, 1894-1974, Micheaux Film (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 1 hour 18 mins
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Veiled Aristocrats
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directed by Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951; produced by Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 44 mins

This collection of the works of America's legendary first African-American filmmakers is the only one of its kind.

This film, directed by Oscar Micheaux, is about a light-skinned African American lawyer who wants to bring his sister with him back to the city where she could also pass as white, but she is in love w...

directed by Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951; produced by Oscar Micheaux, 1884-1951 (New York, NY: Kino Lorber, 2016), 44 mins
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The Amazing Nina Simone
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directed by Jeff L. Lieberman, 1978-; produced by Jeff L. Lieberman, 1978-, Re-Emerging Films (United States: Re-Emerging Films, 2015), 2 hours 1 mins
She was left out of Civil Rights history, erased by jazz critics, and forgotten by most Americans because no one knew how to categorize her greatness.  But throughout the 1960s, Nina Simone was both loved and feared for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom. Her musical proclamations like "Mississippi Goddam", an...
directed by Jeff L. Lieberman, 1978-; produced by Jeff L. Lieberman, 1978-, Re-Emerging Films (United States: Re-Emerging Films, 2015), 2 hours 1 mins
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Furious Flower, Furious Flower III: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, Video Volume One: Cultivating Form, Creating the Black Aesthetic, Cultivating Form, Creating the Black Aesthetic
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directed by John L. Hodges, Jr.; produced by Judith McCray; interview by Rita Dove, 1952-, in Furious Flower, Furious Flower III: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, Video Volume One: Cultivating Form, Creating the Black Aesthetic (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2015), 57 mins
Furious Flower III: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (2015) offers the unprecedented opportunity to watch thirty-two of today’s leading African American poets reading from their work and discussing the critical issues shaping this vibrant poetic tradition. Its four video volumes compile close to fiv...
directed by John L. Hodges, Jr.; produced by Judith McCray; interview by Rita Dove, 1952-, in Furious Flower, Furious Flower III: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, Video Volume One: Cultivating Form, Creating the Black Aesthetic (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2015), 57 mins
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Panel Sponsored By Black Graduate And Professional Students Association.Q&A With Hip Hop Group Black Panther The Fugitives At The University Of New Mexico
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(Vallejo, CA: Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, 2015), 1 hour 2 mins
This panel discussion, sponsored by the Black Graduate and Professional Students Association, is a discussion of the changes and influence of hip-hop music in today's society with the hip-hop group Black Panther the Fugitives.
(Vallejo, CA: Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, 2015), 1 hour 2 mins
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