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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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At the River I Stand
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directed by Steven Ross, fl. 1981-2017, Allison Graham, fl. 1993 and David Appleby, fl. 1985-2012 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1993), 58 mins
Memphis, Spring 1968 marked the dramatic climax of the Civil Rights movement. At the River I Stand skillfully reconstructs the two eventful months that transformed a strike by Memphis sanitation worker into a national conflagration, and disentangles the complex historical forces that came together with the inevita...
directed by Steven Ross, fl. 1981-2017, Allison Graham, fl. 1993 and David Appleby, fl. 1985-2012 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1993), 58 mins
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Berkeley in the Sixties
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directed by Mark Kitchell; produced by Mark Kitchell (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1990), 1 hour 58 mins
Six years in the making and with a cast of thousands, Berkeley in the Sixties recaptures the exhilaration and turmoil of the unprecedented student protests that shaped a generation and changed the course of America. Many consider it to be the best filmic treatment of the 1960s yet made. This Academy Award-nominat...
directed by Mark Kitchell; produced by Mark Kitchell (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1990), 1 hour 58 mins
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Biography, Thurgood Marshall: Justice For All
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produced by Arden Ostrander and Eileen M. Lucas, ABCNews Productions, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1997), 46 mins
As a civil rights lawyer in the forties and fifties, he turned the floor of the Supreme Court into his personal battleground. As a member of the court, he presided over some of the most influential decisions in American history. Thurgood Marshall grew up with a strong sense of right and wrong, and the courage to f...
produced by Arden Ostrander and Eileen M. Lucas, ABCNews Productions, in Biography (New York, NY: A&E Television Networks, 1997), 46 mins
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Black Panther
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produced by San Francisco Newsreel (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1969), 15 mins
This is the film the Black Panthers used to promote their cause. Shot in 1969, in Oakland, San Francisco and Sacramento, this exemplar of 1960s activist filmmaking traces the development of the Black Panther organization. In an interview from jail, Minister of Defense Huey P. Newton describes the origins of the Pa...
produced by San Francisco Newsreel (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1969), 15 mins
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Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story
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directed by Sylke Froechtenigt and Bill Kavanagh; produced by Linda Porto and Bill Kavanagh (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2008), 53 mins
Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story shows that segregation has been as virulent and persistent in the North as in the South and that it too has resulted from deliberate public policies based in deep-rooted racial prejudice. The film uses the bitter struggle over equal housing rights in Yonkers, New York during th...
directed by Sylke Froechtenigt and Bill Kavanagh; produced by Linda Porto and Bill Kavanagh (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2008), 53 mins
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A Child Shall Lead Them: The Desegregation of Nashville Public Schools, 1957
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produced by Magellan Press (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 23 mins
Eleven African-American first-grade children initiated the desegregation of previously all-white elementary schools in Nashville, Tennessee on Sept. 9 and 10, 1957. Nashville was one of the first cities in the South to act on the Supreme Court 1954 decision, Brown vs. The Board of Education. The film compares the...
produced by Magellan Press (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2008), 23 mins
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Children of the Struggle
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directed by John B. Benitz; produced by Laura A. Kellam and Gina G. Goff (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 33 mins
Based on real events that took place during the Civil Rights struggle, this short dramatic film will bring to life for the next generation the passion and heroism of the movement. Superbly acted, with Dick Gregory in the role of the aging activist, it tells a story of a friendship between races that took place in...
directed by John B. Benitz; produced by Laura A. Kellam and Gina G. Goff (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2001), 33 mins
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Civil Rights: Oh, Freedom!
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directed by Bill Buckley (Westport, CT: Rediscovery Productions, 1970), 27 mins
The inspiring story of the non-violent Civil Rights Movement, as it shared the struggle for Black equality, is narrated by Andrew Young. We witness the courage of African Americans like Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Fannie Lou Hamer as they boldly confronted racist oppression.
directed by Bill Buckley (Westport, CT: Rediscovery Productions, 1970), 27 mins
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The Color of Justice
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directed by Bill Buckley (Westport, CT: Rediscovery Productions, 2011, originally published 1970), 24 mins
Throughout our history, the African American's struggle for freedom has been linked to decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court. This documentary recounts the long and troubled judicial journey from the Dred Scott Decision in 1857 to Brown vs. the Board of Education in 1954.
directed by Bill Buckley (Westport, CT: Rediscovery Productions, 2011, originally published 1970), 24 mins
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