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Dirt and Deeds in Mississippi
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directed by David Shulman; produced by David Shulman, Charlyne Haynes, fl. 2015 and Doris Derby, Thunk It Productions (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2015), 1 hour 23 mins
Dirt And Deeds In Mississippi uncovers the largely unknown and pivotal role played by Black landowning families in the deep South who controlled over a million acres in the 1960s. They were prepared to put their land and their lives on the line in the fight for racial equality and the right to vote in America’s...
directed by David Shulman; produced by David Shulman, Charlyne Haynes, fl. 2015 and Doris Derby, Thunk It Productions (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2015), 1 hour 23 mins
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Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness
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produced by Christine Herbes-Sommers, Vincent Brown and Llewellyn Smith, fl. 1987-2017 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2009), 57 mins
Is there a politics of knowledge? Who controls what knowledge is produced and how it will be used? Is there "objective" scholarship and, if so, how does it become politicized? These questions are examined through this groundbreaking film on the life and career of Melville J. Herskovits (1895-1963), the pioneering...
produced by Christine Herbes-Sommers, Vincent Brown and Llewellyn Smith, fl. 1987-2017 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2009), 57 mins
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Homecoming
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directed by Charlene Gilbert, fl. 1999; produced by Charlene Gilbert, fl. 1999 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1999), 57 mins
Homecoming is the first film to explore the rural roots of African American life. It chronicles the generations-old struggle of African Americans for land of their own which pitted them against both the Southern white power structure and the federal agencies responsible for helping them. Director Charlene Gilbert...
directed by Charlene Gilbert, fl. 1999; produced by Charlene Gilbert, fl. 1999 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1999), 57 mins
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Liberia: The Promised Land
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produced by Journeyman Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour 3 mins
In the 19th century, black Americans dreamed of a utopian African homeland in Liberia. The American establishment, fearful of the emergence of a free black class, encouraged this dream. None of the former slaves who sailed there so eagerly could have foreseen the anarchy that would tragically engulf their new home...
produced by Journeyman Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour 3 mins
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Oh Freedom After While
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directed by Steven John Ross, fl. 1990 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1999), 57 mins
One wintry morning in January 1939, residents of southeastern Missouri awoke to a startling sight. More than 1,000 sharecroppers - mostly African American but whites too - had camped out alongside two state highways with their families and a few meager belongings. They were taking a stand - against the planters, t...
directed by Steven John Ross, fl. 1990 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1999), 57 mins
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For My People: The Life and Writing of Margaret Walker
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directed by Judith McCray; produced by Judith McCray (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1998), 27 mins
For My People: The Life and Writing of Margaret Walker gives the long-overdue recognition to one of the seminal figures of American literature. Margaret Walker has been described by scholar Jerry Ward as "a national treasure" and by Nikki Giovanni as the "most famous person nobody knows." Her signature poem, For M...
directed by Judith McCray; produced by Judith McCray (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1998), 27 mins
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Goin' to Chicago
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directed by George King; produced by George King (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 1 hour 10 mins
Goin' to Chicago chronicles one of the most momentous yet least heralded sagas of American history - the great migration of African Americans from the rural South to the cities of the North and West after World War II. Four million black people created a dynamic urban culture outside the South, changing America fo...
directed by George King; produced by George King (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1997), 1 hour 10 mins
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Unforgiven: Legacy Of A Lynching
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directed by Paul Sapin, fl. 1995; produced by Paul Sapin, fl. 1995 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1995), 49 mins
James Cameron is the only survivor of the lynching of three black men in Indiana, 1930, prompted by the murder of a white man and rape of his girlfriend. He is now 80 years old and has founded the Black Holocaust Museum in Milwaukee to remind the world of the atrocities committed against black people in America. K...
directed by Paul Sapin, fl. 1995; produced by Paul Sapin, fl. 1995 (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 1995), 49 mins
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Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 1, Quebec
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directed by Sylvia Sweeney; produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998, originally published 1994), 57 mins
Few people know that slavery existed in Canada as it did in the United States. Using illustrations, maps, archival documents and photographs, it shows how slaves were kept and sold in Canada until 1863, thirty-two years before the U.S. Emancipation Proclamation. Member of a series: Hymn to Freedom: The History of...
directed by Sylvia Sweeney; produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 1 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998, originally published 1994), 57 mins
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Black American Experience, Ida B. Wells: Crusader For Human Rights
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directed by Rex Barnett, fl. 1990; produced by Rex Barnett, fl. 1990, in Black American Experience (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 1993), 49 mins
CRUSADER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. IDA B WELLS walked the long road from slavery to freedom and equality. Born 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi to parents who were former slaves, she rose to challenge and strongly condemned American lynching in the South. Her work as teacher, journalist and human rights activist brought...
directed by Rex Barnett, fl. 1990; produced by Rex Barnett, fl. 1990, in Black American Experience (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 1993), 49 mins
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