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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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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
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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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The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 4, Terror and Triumph (1940 - 1954)
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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, VideoLine Productions, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 4 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 mins
Episode four examines the surge of Black activism that took place after World War II. Black veterans returned from the war determined to achieve the same rights at home that they had fought for in Europe in a Jim Crow army. One vet, Medgar Evers, became an organizer for the Mississippi NAACP; he was assassinated f...
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, VideoLine Productions, WNET Channel 13, New York, NY and Quest Productions, in The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow, Episode 4 (San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002), 56 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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Liberia: The Promised Land
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produced by Journeyman Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour 3 mins
In the 19th century, black Americans dreamed of a utopian African homeland in Liberia. The American establishment, fearful of the emergence of a free black class, encouraged this dream. None of the former slaves who sailed there so eagerly could have foreseen the anarchy that would tragically engulf their new home...
produced by Journeyman Pictures (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 1 hour 3 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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