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40 Years Later: Our People
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directed by John Washington, Jr., fl. 2009 and Sundog Stovall, fl. 2013 (Pottstown, PA: MVD Entertainment Group, 2013), 49 mins
In the 40 Years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., how far have African Americans advanced in American society? This film touches on the socioeconomic status of Blacks in America, the election of Barack Obama and explores the question "does racism still exist?"
directed by John Washington, Jr., fl. 2009 and Sundog Stovall, fl. 2013 (Pottstown, PA: MVD Entertainment Group, 2013), 49 mins
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300 Miles to Freedom
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directed by Richard Breyer, fl. 2006-2014; produced by W&B Productions (Syracuse, NY: W&B Productions, 2011), 34 mins
On June 4, 1844, John W. Jones and four of his companions headed north. They were fugitive slaves who escaped bondage in Leesburg, Virginia. 300 Miles to Freedom chronicles John W Jones’ journey to freedom on the Underground Railroad and his remarkable life as a free man in Elmira, New York. When John arrived...
directed by Richard Breyer, fl. 2006-2014; produced by W&B Productions (Syracuse, NY: W&B Productions, 2011), 34 mins
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Adam Abdul Hakeem: One Who Survived
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produced by Thalia Drori (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 49 mins
Twenty-year-old Adam Abdul Hakeem was the first person in American judicial history to be found innocent by reason of self defense in a police shooting case. This gripping documentary tells the story of Hakeem, (formerly named Larry Davis), who tried to extricate himself from a police-run drug ring in which he had...
produced by Thalia Drori (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 49 mins
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Adam Clayton Powell
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directed by Richard Kilberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 1 hour 5 mins
This is a compelling portrait of the legendary African American leader, Adam Clayton Powell as well as a fascinating look at the beginning of modern black politics in this country. Handsome, brilliant and controversial, he was the pastor of America's largest Protestant congregation; an early champion in the Civil...
directed by Richard Kilberg (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 1 hour 5 mins
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Afraid of Dark: Exploring Black Masculinity
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directed by Mya B., fl. 2004; produced by Mya B., fl. 2004, Shoot Films, Not People (Parallel Lines, 2014), 1 hour 13 mins
Afraid of Dark, is a wonderfully insightful and entertaining, yet remarkably serious, documentary about Black men. This documentary, aims to destroy the misconceptions and stereotypes about black men that have often cost black men their lives by offering a genuine look at them from my eyes to the outside world, re...
directed by Mya B., fl. 2004; produced by Mya B., fl. 2004, Shoot Films, Not People (Parallel Lines, 2014), 1 hour 13 mins
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Against All Odds: The Fight for a Black Middle Class
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produced by Tom Casciato, fl. 1989-2013 and Bob Herbert, 1945-, Okapi Productions, Schumann Media Center and Public Square Media (United States: Public Square Media, 2016), 1 hour 15 mins
AGAINST ALL ODDS: The Fight for a Black Middle Class. Acclaimed journalist Bob Herbert details the harsh and often brutal discrimination that has made it extremely difficult for African-Americans to establish a middle-class standard of living. Dramatic historical footage and deeply-moving personal interviews explo...
produced by Tom Casciato, fl. 1989-2013 and Bob Herbert, 1945-, Okapi Productions, Schumann Media Center and Public Square Media (United States: Public Square Media, 2016), 1 hour 15 mins
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Alberta Hunter: My Castle's Rockin'
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directed by Stuart A. Goldman, fl. 1987-2011; produced by Stuart A. Goldman, fl. 1987-2011; interview by Billy Taylor, 1921-2010 (United States: V.I.E.W., 2001), 58 mins
This video, by Stuart A. Goldman, is about the singer Alberta Hunter.
directed by Stuart A. Goldman, fl. 1987-2011; produced by Stuart A. Goldman, fl. 1987-2011; interview by Billy Taylor, 1921-2010 (United States: V.I.E.W., 2001), 58 mins
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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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I Am A Man: Black Masculinity in America
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written by Andrew Jones, fl. 1961 and Byron Hurt, 1969-; directed by Byron Hurt, 1969- (Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation, 2006), 1 hour 20 mins
This award-winning documentary links everyday black men from various socioeconomic backgrounds with some of Black America's most progressive academics, social critics and authors to provide an engaging, candid dialogue on black masculine identity in American culture. Featuring interviews with bell hooks, Michael E...
written by Andrew Jones, fl. 1961 and Byron Hurt, 1969-; directed by Byron Hurt, 1969- (Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation, 2006), 1 hour 20 mins
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The Amazing Nina Simone
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directed by Jeff L. Lieberman, 1978-; produced by Jeff L. Lieberman, 1978-, Re-Emerging Films (United States: Re-Emerging Films, 2015), 2 hours 1 mins
She was left out of Civil Rights history, erased by jazz critics, and forgotten by most Americans because no one knew how to categorize her greatness.  But throughout the 1960s, Nina Simone was both loved and feared for her outspoken vision of Black Freedom. Her musical proclamations like "Mississippi Goddam", an...
directed by Jeff L. Lieberman, 1978-; produced by Jeff L. Lieberman, 1978-, Re-Emerging Films (United States: Re-Emerging Films, 2015), 2 hours 1 mins
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