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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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Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North
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directed by Katrina Browne, Jude Ray and Alla Kovgan, 1973-; produced by Katrina Browne (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2008), 1 hour 26 mins
In Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, one family's painful but persistent confrontation with the continuing legacy of the slave trade becomes America's. Katrina Browne uncovers her New England family's deep involvement in the Triangle Trade and, in so doing, reveals the pivotal role slavery played i...
directed by Katrina Browne, Jude Ray and Alla Kovgan, 1973-; produced by Katrina Browne (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2008), 1 hour 26 mins
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Race - The Power of an Illusion, 1, The Difference Between Us (Teacher's Edition)
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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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Through interviews with experts, a workshop on genetic science and the deconstruction of a skin-colour chart, this film challenges the assumption that human beings can be classifed into different races or that there is a biological basis to racial categories.

The division...

produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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Race - The Power of an Illusion, 1, The Difference Between Us
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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - "red," "black," "white" or "yellow" peoples - has became so deeply imbedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this provocative, new three-hour series by Californ...
produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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Race - The Power of an Illusion, 2, The Story We Tell (Teacher's Edition)
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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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This film uncovers the roots of the concept of race in North America and the nineteenth-century science that legitimated it. Once embedded in the imagination, the concept of race was used politically in order to justify American social inequalities as ‘natural’.

The divis...

produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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Race - The Power of an Illusion, 2, The Story We Tell
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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
The division of the world's peoples into distinct groups - 'red', 'black', 'white' or 'yellow' peoples - has became so deeply imbedded in our psyches, so widely accepted, many would promptly dismiss as crazy any suggestion of its falsity. Yet, that's exactly what this provocative, new three-hour series by Californ...
produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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Many Steps
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produced by Patrick Mureithi (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 29 mins
The origin and evolution of African American collegiate stepping is explored in this energetic and informative documentary. Stepping is a popular communal art form in which teams of young dancers compete, using improvisation, call and response, complex meters, propulsive rhythms and a percussive attack.
produced by Patrick Mureithi (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 29 mins
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Homecoming
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directed by Charlene Gilbert, fl. 1999; produced by Charlene Gilbert, fl. 1999 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1999), 57 mins
Homecoming is the first film to explore the rural roots of African American life. It chronicles the generations-old struggle of African Americans for land of their own which pitted them against both the Southern white power structure and the federal agencies responsible for helping them. Director Charlene Gilbert...
directed by Charlene Gilbert, fl. 1999; produced by Charlene Gilbert, fl. 1999 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1999), 57 mins
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Africans in America: Judgment Day (1831-1861), Part 4, Interview with Norrece T. Jones, Associate Professor of History and African American Studies, Virginia Commonwealth University. 4 of 4
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directed by Llewellyn Smith, fl. 1987-2017; produced by Llewellyn Smith, fl. 1987-2017, WGBH Boston, in Africans in America: Judgment Day (1831-1861), Part 4 (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 53 mins
Norrece Jones is interviewed about Butler Island and lives of slaves on large plantations, the breaking up of families and desperate actions by slaves to avoid being sold, Frances "Fanny" Kemble, Headman Frank and the rape of his wife Betty, sexual violence against female slaves, the brutality of female slave owne...
directed by Llewellyn Smith, fl. 1987-2017; produced by Llewellyn Smith, fl. 1987-2017, WGBH Boston, in Africans in America: Judgment Day (1831-1861), Part 4 (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 53 mins
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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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