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Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali, Episode 1, Round One: The Greatest (1942-1964)
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directed by David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Stephanie Jenkins, fl. 2016, Ken Burns, 1953-, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Florentine Films, in Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 2 hours 8 mins
Cassius Clay rises from amateur boxer to 1960 Olympic gold medal winner. He turns professional and hones his genius for self-promotion. In 1964, he upsets the heavily favored Sonny Liston to win the heavyweight championship of the world.
directed by David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Stephanie Jenkins, fl. 2016, Ken Burns, 1953-, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Florentine Films, in Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali, Episode 1 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 2 hours 8 mins
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Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali, Episode 2, Round Two: What’s My Name? (1964-1970)
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directed by David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Stephanie Jenkins, fl. 2016, Ken Burns, 1953-, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Florentine Films, in Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 1 hour 53 mins
Cassius Clay joins the Nation of Islam and adopts the name Muhammad Ali. When he refuses induction into the U.S. Army, he is stripped of his title. After 3 years, Ali triumphantly returns to boxing, but it’s clear that he has lost a step.
directed by David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and Ken Burns, 1953-; produced by Stephanie Jenkins, fl. 2016, Ken Burns, 1953-, Sarah Burns, fl. 2012 and David McMahon, fl. 2001-2012, Florentine Films, in Ken Burns: Muhammad Ali, Episode 2 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 1 hour 53 mins
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A Life in Ten Pictures, Muhammad Ali
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directed by Colin Murray, fl. 2003-2014; produced by Colin Murray, fl. 2003-2014, British Broadcasting Corporation, in A Life in Ten Pictures (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2021), 52 mins
Muhammad Ali is one of the most photographed men in history. But can just a handful of photos uncover new truths about someone we think we know? This film throws a unique lens onto an extraordinary life, focusing on ten defining pictures, from iconic shots to private snaps, with their secrets revealed by those who...
directed by Colin Murray, fl. 2003-2014; produced by Colin Murray, fl. 2003-2014, British Broadcasting Corporation, in A Life in Ten Pictures (London, England: BBC Worldwide, 2021), 52 mins
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The Long Shadow
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directed by Frances Causey and Maureen Gosling, fl. 1980; produced by Sally Holst, Frances Causey and Jed Riffe, fl. 1992-2015, Jed Riffe Films + Electronic Media (Warren, NJ: Passion River Films, 2018), 1 hour 28 mins
When two daughters of the South, Director Frances Causey and Producer Sally Holst, set out to find causes for the continuing racial divisions in the United States, they discovered that the politics of slavery didn’t end after the Civil War. In an astonishingly candid look at the history of anti-black racism in t...
directed by Frances Causey and Maureen Gosling, fl. 1980; produced by Sally Holst, Frances Causey and Jed Riffe, fl. 1992-2015, Jed Riffe Films + Electronic Media (Warren, NJ: Passion River Films, 2018), 1 hour 28 mins
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Great Big Story, Claudette Colvin: I Won't Stand Up
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produced by Great Big Story, in Great Big Story (Atlanta, GA: Cable News Network (CNN), 2016), 3 mins
Around the same time Rosa Parks famously protested segregation by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, a teenager named Claudette Colvin went to jail in Montgomery, Ala., for doing the exact same thing. This is her story. This video is from the Human Condition collection of Great Big Stories.
produced by Great Big Story, in Great Big Story (Atlanta, GA: Cable News Network (CNN), 2016), 3 mins
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Dirt and Deeds in Mississippi
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directed by David Shulman; produced by David Shulman, Charlyne Haynes, fl. 2015 and Doris Derby, Thunk It Productions (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2015), 1 hour 23 mins
Dirt And Deeds In Mississippi uncovers the largely unknown and pivotal role played by Black landowning families in the deep South who controlled over a million acres in the 1960s. They were prepared to put their land and their lives on the line in the fight for racial equality and the right to vote in America’s...
directed by David Shulman; produced by David Shulman, Charlyne Haynes, fl. 2015 and Doris Derby, Thunk It Productions (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2015), 1 hour 23 mins
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Between Two Rivers
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directed by Nick Jordan, fl. 2009 and Jacob Cartwright, fl. 2005 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 36 mins
Between Two Rivers shines a spotlight on Cairo, Illinois, a historic town with a dark and troubled past, located between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, where North meets South in America's heartland. The film offers a remarkable insight into a community struggling with severe economic, social, and environmental...
directed by Nick Jordan, fl. 2009 and Jacob Cartwright, fl. 2005 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 1 hour 36 mins
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Julian Bond
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directed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley, 1960-; produced by Soledad Liendo, fl. 2000-2017 and Eduardo Montes-Bradley, 1960-, Heritage Film Project (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 34 mins
This enlightening portrait joins African American social activist Julian Bond as he traces his roots back to slavery. A leader in the Civil Rights Movement, Julian Bond was among the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a leader of the 1963 March on Washington, and a Georgia legislator for tw...
directed by Eduardo Montes-Bradley, 1960-; produced by Soledad Liendo, fl. 2000-2017 and Eduardo Montes-Bradley, 1960-, Heritage Film Project (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 34 mins
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The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights
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produced by Bonnie Boswell (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 57 mins
The Powerbroker portrays the life of Whitney Young, once called “the inside man of the black revolution.” As Executive Director of the National Urban League from 1961 to 1971, he helped thousands of people struggling against discrimination. Unique among black leaders, Young took the fight directly to the power...
produced by Bonnie Boswell (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2012), 57 mins
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Portrait in Black: A. Philip Randolph
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produced by Tracy Sugarman and Bill Buckley (Westport, CT: Rediscovery Productions, 2011), 11 mins
In candid reminiscences, A. Philip Randolph recalls his historic confrontations with American Presidents Roosevelt and Kennedy. His courageous battle helped force open the door of equality for African American men and women workers. We see why this fearless Black leader became a legend in the American labor moveme...
produced by Tracy Sugarman and Bill Buckley (Westport, CT: Rediscovery Productions, 2011), 11 mins
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