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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, fl. 1980, 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, fl. 1980, 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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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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Oh Freedom After While
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directed by Steven John Ross, fl. 1990 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1999), 57 mins
One wintry morning in January 1939, residents of southeastern Missouri awoke to a startling sight. More than 1,000 sharecroppers - mostly African American but whites too - had camped out alongside two state highways with their families and a few meager belongings. They were taking a stand - against the planters, t...
directed by Steven John Ross, fl. 1990 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1999), 57 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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