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All Power to The People!
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directed by Lee Lew-Lee, 1953-; produced by Kristin Bell, fl. 1996, Nico Panigutti, fl. 1988-1996 and Lee Lew-Lee, 1953-, Electronic News Group and ZDF Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 56 mins

Opening with a montage of four hundred years of race injustice in America, this powerful documentary provides the historical context for the establishment of the 60's civil rights movement. Rare clips of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton, and other activists transport one back to those tumultuous times....

directed by Lee Lew-Lee, 1953-; produced by Kristin Bell, fl. 1996, Nico Panigutti, fl. 1988-1996 and Lee Lew-Lee, 1953-, Electronic News Group and ZDF Television (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2000), 1 hour 56 mins
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Beyond the Echo of the Drum
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directed by Lori Webster, fl. 2012; produced by Chao Thao, fl. 2012 and Jamari Perry, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 20 mins
The survival of one of Los Angeles's last remaining black cultural centers is being threatened by city politics and a struggling economy. Beyond the Echo of the Drum follows three passionate community members as they strive to secure a positive future for Leimert Park Village, a unique cultural oasis in the midst...
directed by Lori Webster, fl. 2012; produced by Chao Thao, fl. 2012 and Jamari Perry, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 20 mins
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Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story
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directed by Raymond De Felitta, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 32 mins
In 1965, filmmaker Frank De Felitta filmed a documentary focused on changing times in the American South, particularly the tension-fraught Mississippi Delta. The film was broadcast on NBC News in May of 1966 and outraged many Southern viewers, in part because it included an extraordinary scene featuring a local Af...
directed by Raymond De Felitta, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 32 mins
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Celebration
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directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; produced by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 36 mins
This joyous, upbeat film explodes with the color, music, and pride of Carnival in America's largest Caribbean community. Modeled after the one held "back home" in the islands, this has become an annual event in New York, bringing together Caribbean immigrants from virtually every island in the West Indies. It is f...
directed by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978; produced by Karen L. Kramer, fl. 1978 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 36 mins
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The Darker Side Of Black
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directed by Isaac Julien, 1960- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 12 mins
Gangsta chic, violence and nihilism, the hard edge of Rap and Reggae increasingly dominates the image of black popular culture. This is an intelligent and provocative investigation of the complex issues raised by the genre, such as ritualized machismo, misogyny, homophobia, and gun glorification. Noted experts on...
directed by Isaac Julien, 1960- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 12 mins
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Faith in the Hood
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directed by Paul Wagner; produced by Paul Wagner (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 56 mins
Southeast DC, the city's poorest region, has only one sit-down restaurant, but hundreds of churches. Faith in the Hood is a compelling portrait of the inner city, as seen through the prism of the spiritual life of its people. The film profiles five ministries: a street ministry for former convicts, a socially acti...
directed by Paul Wagner; produced by Paul Wagner (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 56 mins
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The Freedom Train
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produced by Kingberry Productions and WDIV-TV (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 38 mins
The National Negro Labor Council, formed in 1951, was a forerunner of the civil rights movement that followed in the '60's. It grew out of the auto factories of Detroit, the packinghouses of Chicago and the sweat of black laborers across the country. Its mission was to advance blacks in the workplace and eliminate...
produced by Kingberry Productions and WDIV-TV (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 38 mins
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Freedom's Call
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directed by Richard Breyer, fl. 2006-2014 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 47 mins
Two African-American journalists who covered the events of the civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties return to the deep South where it all took place. The journalists are Dorothy Gilliam, who later became first female African American reporter at The Washington Post, and Ernest Withers, renowned photogr...
directed by Richard Breyer, fl. 2006-2014 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2007), 47 mins
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Girls in White Dresses
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directed by Ronisa Wilkins Shoate (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 27 mins
It is startling in this day and age to find teenage girls willing to come out as debutantes. Yet, as we see in this delightful film, young middle-class African-American women in Oxnard, California (as in 150 other communities) happily participate in this ritual from another era. The debutante ball is a highlight o...
directed by Ronisa Wilkins Shoate (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 27 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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