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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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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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Zora Neale Hurston: Jump at the Sun
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directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Kristy Andersen (Saint Petersburg, FL: Bay Bottom News, 2008), 1 hour 24 mins
Zora Neale Hurston, path-breaking novelist, pioneering anthropologist and one of the first black women to enter the American literary canon (Their Eyes Were Watching God), established the African American vernacular as one of the most vital, inventive voices in American literature. This definitive film biography,...
directed by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989; produced by Kristy Andersen (Saint Petersburg, FL: Bay Bottom News, 2008), 1 hour 24 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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Race - The Power of an Illusion, 3, The House We Live In (Teacher's Edition)
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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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This film examines how race has long played a role in US politics, economic and culture. With a particular focus on historic laws, citizenship and housing policy, the film reveals the long-term effects of channelling resources, power, status and wealth to the people with th...

produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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Race - The Power of an Illusion, 3, The House We Live In
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produced by California Newsreel, in Race - The Power of an Illusion, 3 (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, 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2003), 57 mins
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 1, Promises Betrayed (1865 - 1896)
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directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, VideoLine Productions and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
How did Jim Crow begin? As Reconstruction ended, betraying the promises of Emancipation, African Americans' efforts to assert their constitutional rights began to be repressed at every turn by Southern whites embolden by the North's withdrawal of support for Black aspirations for land, civil and political rights,...
directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, VideoLine Productions and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 1 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 2, Fighting Back (1896 - 1917)
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directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, VideoLine Productions and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
Episode two illustrates the early rise of a successful Black middle class and the determination of white supremacists to destroy fledgling Black political power. The growing oppression had a profound effect on a professor at Atlanta University, W.E.B. Du Bois, and a teenage mail carrier named Walter White. Both wo...
directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, VideoLine Productions and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 2 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 3, Don't Shout Too Soon (1917 - 1940)
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directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, VideoLine Productions and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
A new round of race riots and lynching broke out in the aftermath of World War I, yet this was also a time of increasing strength for Black resistance movements. Episode three chronicles the years between the wars as a time of massive Black migration out of the South and continuing conflict within it. By the 1930'...
directed by Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963; produced by Sam Pollard, fl. 1989, Richard Wormser, 1908-1977 and Bill Jersey, fl. 1963, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY, VideoLine Productions and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 3 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
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