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Daughters of the New Republic: Harriet Tubman and Sarah Bradford
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directed by Linda Robertson, fl. 2016; produced by Due North Productions (Trumansburg, NY: Due North Productions, 2016), 1 hour 12 mins
Today, Harriet Tubman is an icon for the struggle for freedom in the United States. Her story might have been lost to history except for one woman, Sarah Bradford, who agreed to write her friend's biography. But who was she? Why did she say, "Yes," when others called her plan to make a heroine of a black woman and...
directed by Linda Robertson, fl. 2016; produced by Due North Productions (Trumansburg, NY: Due North Productions, 2016), 1 hour 12 mins
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How To Become Sheriff... when born poor and black in segregated Mississippi
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directed by Donald Blank (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 53 mins
For two centuries, Mississippi blacks have had to endure slavery, poverty, discrimination, and violence. Finally in the 1960's, the civil rights campaign in the South brought real change. Mississippi now has thirteen elected black sheriffs. This film tells the story of one of them: Sheriff Frank Davis and how he g...
directed by Donald Blank (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2002), 53 mins
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In Black and White: Six Profiles of African American Authors, 3, Toni Morrison
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directed by Matteo Bellinelli, 1950-, in In Black and White: Six Profiles of African American Authors, 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1992), 24 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, 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1992), 24 mins
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A Panther in Africa
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directed by Aaron Matthews (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 13 mins
On October 30, 1969, Pete O'Neal, a young Black Panther, was arrested for transporting a gun across state lines. O'Neal fled the country, and has lived in Tanzania for over 30 years. He is one of the last American exiles from an era when activists considered themselves at war with the US government. O'Neal is torn...
directed by Aaron Matthews (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2004), 1 hour 13 mins
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Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey
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directed by Abby Ginzberg, fl. 2010; produced by Abby Ginzberg, fl. 2010 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2005), 1 hour 3 mins
Few judges provoke the ire of conservatives more than Thelton Henderson, Senior Judge of the Federal District Court of Northern California. His career in many ways parallels the larger historic arc of the Civil Rights movement and the changing vision of government - from Jim Crow laws to Civil Rights victories and...
directed by Abby Ginzberg, fl. 2010; produced by Abby Ginzberg, fl. 2010 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2005), 1 hour 3 mins
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Tony Brown's Journal, Matthew Henson - The Final Step
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produced by Tony Brown, 1933-, Tony Brown Productions; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 2001), 28 mins
Dr. Allen Counter, Harvard professor and explorer, has discovered the Eskimo descendants of North Pole discoverers Matthew Henson and Robert E. Peary. Dr. Counter talks about Black Igloo, his recent work tracing the Afro-Eskimo descendants of Matthew Henson.
produced by Tony Brown, 1933-, Tony Brown Productions; interview by Tony Brown, 1933-, in Tony Brown's Journal (New York, NY: Tony Brown Productions, 2001), 28 mins
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Andrew Young
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directed by Bill Buckley (Westport, CT: Rediscovery Productions, 2011), 28 mins
The African American has fought for more than a century to enter the American political arena. This film relates that struggle from Reconstruction to Andrew Young's first race for the U.S. Congress from Georgia.
directed by Bill Buckley (Westport, CT: Rediscovery Productions, 2011), 28 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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Paul Robeson
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directed by Rex Barnett, fl. 1990; produced by Rex Barnett, fl. 1990 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1995), 32 mins
By 1940 Paul Robeson was the most recognized African-American in the world. Key events of his life, politics and career are presented. Robeson used his international acclaim to focus world-wide attention on racial injustices suffered by African-Americans in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. By 1950, Robeson's battle for fre...
directed by Rex Barnett, fl. 1990; produced by Rex Barnett, fl. 1990 (Falls Church, VA: Landmark Media, 1995), 32 mins
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A Portrait of Mr. Pink
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directed by Helena Appio, fl. 1995; produced by Helena Appio, fl. 1995, Arts Council Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 16 mins
Seventy-three-year-old Mr. Pink is a retired refuse collector who came to Britain from Jamaica in the fifties. He lives alone in a ramshackle, but extraordinary house in a South East London suburb. Inspired by a mixture of dreams, memories of his childhood and his religion, he adorned his Victorian mansion with hi...
directed by Helena Appio, fl. 1995; produced by Helena Appio, fl. 1995, Arts Council Films (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 16 mins
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