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Big Mama
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directed by Tracy Seretean; composed by Bobby McFerrin, 1950-; produced by Tracy Seretean (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 40 mins
Winner of an Academy Award in the Documentary Short category, Big Mama depicts a devoted grandmother's struggle to raise her orphaned grandson under the watchful eye of a complex and difficult social welfare system. Big Mama follows 18 months in the lives of Viola Dees, an African American grandmother, and Walter...
directed by Tracy Seretean; composed by Bobby McFerrin, 1950-; produced by Tracy Seretean (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2000), 40 mins
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The Charles Drew Story
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directed by Bill Buckley; produced by Jeff Mullin (Westport, CT: Rediscovery Productions, 2011), 18 mins
The inspiring biography of Dr. Charles Drew who developed America's first blood bank system. From All-American athlete at Amherst to pioneering research scientist, Dr. Drew cleared every racist hurdle in a tragically shortened life.
directed by Bill Buckley; produced by Jeff Mullin (Westport, CT: Rediscovery Productions, 2011), 18 mins
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Fathering A Nation: Barbados And The Legacy Of Errol Walton Barrow
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edited by Guy Hewitt, fl. 2002 (Hertford, England: Hansib Publications, 2016, originally published 2016), 428 page(s)
Barbados acquired the reputation of a country that punches above its weight. Ranked highest in the Caribbean and one of the highest globally as a developing country in the UN Human Development Index, this island paradise is the birthplace of The Right Excellent Sir Garfield Sobers, The Honourable George Lamming, a...
edited by Guy Hewitt, fl. 2002 (Hertford, England: Hansib Publications, 2016, originally published 2016), 428 page(s)
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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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Frame-up! The Imprisonment of Martin Sostre
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directed by Joel Sucher, fl. 1972-2012; produced by Pacific Street Films (New York, NY: Pacific Street Films, 1974), 30 mins
Documentary produced in 1974 about Martin Sostre, a black Puerto Rican bookstore owner in Buffalo, N.Y., who was imprisoned in Attica State Prison for drug and assault charges. He claims he was framed and he appeals for a new trial based on new evidence presented by Arto Williams, a former witness, an appeal which...
directed by Joel Sucher, fl. 1972-2012; produced by Pacific Street Films (New York, NY: Pacific Street Films, 1974), 30 mins
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Tony Brown's Journal, From The Library of Black History, Booker T. Washington
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produced by Tony Brown, 1933-, Tony Brown Productions, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1990), 27 mins
This 30-minute version explains Booker T. Washington’s impact on higher education.
produced by Tony Brown, 1933-, Tony Brown Productions, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 1990), 27 mins
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Hughes' Dream Harlem
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directed by Jamal Joseph, fl. 1993-2015; produced by Jamal Joseph, fl. 1993-2015 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 1 hour
Langston Hughes was one of the most prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance and is often referred to as Harlem's poet laureate. This film shows how Hughes successfully fused jazz, blues and common speech to celebrate the beauty of Black life. Hughes' Dream Harlem presents a vision of the esteemed poet in prese...
directed by Jamal Joseph, fl. 1993-2015; produced by Jamal Joseph, fl. 1993-2015 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 1 hour
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In Black and White: Six Profiles of African American Authors, 1, Charles Johnson
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directed by Matteo Bellinelli, 1950-; produced by California Newsreel, in In Black and White: Six Profiles of African American Authors, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1992), 27 mins
In Black and White is the first video series devoted to the life and work of contemporary African American authors. It introduces students and general readers to six of America's most talented and challenging writers: Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman and August Wilson...
directed by Matteo Bellinelli, 1950-; produced by California Newsreel, in In Black and White: Six Profiles of African American Authors, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1992), 27 mins
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In Black and White: Six Profiles of African American Authors, 2, Gloria Naylor
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directed by Matteo Bellinelli, 1950-, in In Black and White: Six Profiles of African American Authors, 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1992), 21 mins
In Black and White is the first video series devoted to the life and work of contemporary African American authors. It introduces students and general readers to six of America's most talented and challenging writers: Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman and August Wilson...
directed by Matteo Bellinelli, 1950-, in In Black and White: Six Profiles of African American Authors, 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1992), 21 mins
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In Black and White: Six Profiles of African American Authors, 4, Alice Walker
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in In Black and White: Six Profiles of African American Authors, 4 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1992), 30 mins
In Black and White is the first video series devoted to the life and work of contemporary African American authors. It introduces students and general readers to six of America's most talented and challenging writers: Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman and August Wilson...
in In Black and White: Six Profiles of African American Authors, 4 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1992), 30 mins
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