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Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 3, Ontario
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produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 57 mins
The Duvall family are descendents of fugitive slaves who fled New Orleans by way of the Underground Railway in the 1860's. There were, at that time, already 25,000 free black people in Canada. Member of a series: Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada.
produced by Almeta Speaks, 1935-, in Hymn to Freedom: The History of Blacks in Canada, 3 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 57 mins
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Two Dollars and A Dream
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directed by Stanley Nelson, 1955-; produced by Stanley Nelson, 1955- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 52 mins
This is a biography of Madame C.J. Walker, the child of slaves freed by the Civil War, who became America's first self-made millionairess. By interweaving social, economic and political history, it also offers a view of black America from 1867 to the 1930's. Mrs. Walker's fortune was built on skin and hair care pr...
directed by Stanley Nelson, 1955-; produced by Stanley Nelson, 1955- (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 52 mins
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Harry Hopkins: At FDR's Side
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produced by Verne Newton, Educational Film Center (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 2 hours 7 mins
During the turbulent times of the Great Depression and World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt presided over great changes in America and the world - changes that would have been impossible without the efforts of one extraordinary man - FDR's friend and advisor, Harry Hopkins. The son of a harness maker from Iowa, and...
produced by Verne Newton, Educational Film Center (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1992), 2 hours 7 mins
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The Lynchburg Story: Eugenic Sterilization In America
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directed by Stephen Trombley; produced by Bruce Eadie (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995, originally published 1993), 1 hour 2 mins
In the early years of this century, authorities were obsessed with a belief that the "racial stock" of the country was in decline. By the 1930's, over half the states had enacted eugenic sterilization laws, giving states the right to forcibly sterilize citizens they deemed "unfit" to reproduce. This haunting film...
directed by Stephen Trombley; produced by Bruce Eadie (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995, originally published 1993), 1 hour 2 mins
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The Rouge: The Factory and the Workers
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produced by Kingberry Productions and WDIV-TV (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 47 mins
When it was built in 1918, the Ford motor plant in Detroit was the largest industrial complex in the world. The plant was the embodiment of Henry Ford's vision to build cars that every American working man could afford to buy. Using old footage, The Rouge captures the flavor of the early part of the century when t...
produced by Kingberry Productions and WDIV-TV (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1998), 47 mins
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Willa Beatrice Brown: An American Aviator
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directed by Severo Perez, fl. 1982-2006; produced by Severo Perez, fl. 1982-2006 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 28 mins
Willa Beatrice Brown, the first African- American woman in the U.S. to be a licensed pilot, earned her license in 1937. She and her husband, Cornelius Coffey, founded a fully accredited flying school at Harlem Airfield, near Chicago. The school provided basic through advanced mechanic training and flight instructi...
directed by Severo Perez, fl. 1982-2006; produced by Severo Perez, fl. 1982-2006 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2009), 28 mins
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The Call to Glory: Chennault and The Flying Tigers
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directed by Joy Fahnley and William Loeffler; produced by William Loeffler and Joy Fahnley (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 1 hour 5 mins
The Call to Glory is the first documentary to tell the complete story of the American Volunteer Group, nicknamed the Flying Tigers. Under the leadership of Claire Lee Chennault, the A.V.G. was meant to bolster Chinese resistance to Japanese aggression, to keep the United States from having to fight a two-front war...
directed by Joy Fahnley and William Loeffler; produced by William Loeffler and Joy Fahnley (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 1 hour 5 mins
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Honor Bound
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directed by Joan Saffa, fl. 1982; produced by Wendy Hanamura, 1957- and Joan Saffa, fl. 1982 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 19 mins
During the Second World War, while America was fighting the Japanese, a unit of second generation Japanese-Americans was fighting bravely on the European front. These sons of Japanese immigrants proved their courage and loyalty on the fiercest battlefields, as they fought to overcome the stigma of Japan's attack o...
directed by Joan Saffa, fl. 1982; produced by Wendy Hanamura, 1957- and Joan Saffa, fl. 1982 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 19 mins
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Reporting on the Times: The New York Times and the Holocaust
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directed by Emily Harrold, fl. 2012; produced by Emily Harrold, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 18 mins
Reporting on the Times is a short documentary film inspired 
by Laurel Leff's award-winning book Buried by the Times. The film
 explores how The New York Times handled reports of the Holocaust during World War II. It also investigates why The Times, a Jewish owned newspaper, buried more than one thousand artic...
directed by Emily Harrold, fl. 2012; produced by Emily Harrold, fl. 2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2013), 18 mins
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