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The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song, Episode 1
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directed by Stacey Holman, fl. 1999 and Christopher Bryson, fl. 1991; produced by Kevin Burke and Christopher Bryson, fl. 1991, WETA-TV, Inkwell Films and McGee Media, in The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 1 hour 50 mins
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the roots of African American religion beginning with the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the extraordinary ways enslaved Africans preserved and adapted their faith practices from slavery to emancipation.
directed by Stacey Holman, fl. 1999 and Christopher Bryson, fl. 1991; produced by Kevin Burke and Christopher Bryson, fl. 1991, WETA-TV, Inkwell Films and McGee Media, in The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 1 hour 50 mins
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The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song, Episode 2
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directed by Shayla Harris and Stacey Holman, fl. 1999; produced by Kevin Burke, WETA-TV, Inkwell Films and McGee Media, in The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 1 hour 50 mins
Discover how the Black Church expanded its reach to address social inequality and minister to those in need, from the Jim Crow South to the heroic phase of the civil rights movement and the Black Church’s role in the present.
directed by Shayla Harris and Stacey Holman, fl. 1999; produced by Kevin Burke, WETA-TV, Inkwell Films and McGee Media, in The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 1 hour 50 mins
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Africans in America: Brotherly Love (1776-1834), Part 3, Interview with Margaret Washington, Associate Professor of History, Cornell University.  3 of 4
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directed by Jacquie Jones, 1965-; produced by Jacquie Jones, 1965-, WGBH Boston, in Africans in America: Brotherly Love (1776-1834), Part 3 (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 1 hour 6 mins
Margaret Washington is interviewed about the significance of Philadelphia in the 1790s, Richard Allen, the life of Jarena Lee and her spiritual conversion, Thomas Jefferson and modern racism, black labor at Monticello, the impact of the cotton gin, the end of the Atlantic slave trade, Gabriel's Rebellion, formatio...
directed by Jacquie Jones, 1965-; produced by Jacquie Jones, 1965-, WGBH Boston, in Africans in America: Brotherly Love (1776-1834), Part 3 (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 1 hour 6 mins
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Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 3, Empires of Gold
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directed by Martin Bates, fl. 2010; produced by Martin Bates, fl. 2010, McGee Media, Inkwell Films and Kunhardt Films, in Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 53 mins
The third hour in the series marks an era of great commercial and manufacturing growth throughout several regions on the continent. It begins with the revolutionary transformation of North and West Africa. On the shores of the Sahara Desert, farmers, traders, warriors and nomads turned this region into the crossro...
directed by Martin Bates, fl. 2010; produced by Martin Bates, fl. 2010, McGee Media, Inkwell Films and Kunhardt Films, in Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 3 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 53 mins
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Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 4, Cities
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directed by Martin Bates, fl. 2010; produced by Martin Bates, fl. 2010, McGee Media, Inkwell Films and Kunhardt Films, in Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 52 mins
In his six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent,...
directed by Martin Bates, fl. 2010; produced by Martin Bates, fl. 2010, McGee Media, Inkwell Films and Kunhardt Films, in Africa's Great Civilizations, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 52 mins
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This is Life with Lisa Ling, America's First Muslims
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directed by Heidi Burke, fl. 2000; presented by Lisa Ling, 1973-; produced by Heidi Burke, fl. 2000, in This is Life with Lisa Ling (Atlanta, GA: CNN Newsource Sales, 2017), 42 mins
Contrary to what many might think, Islam is far from new to America. Lisa meets 3 very different African American Muslims and learns about the power of Islam to reshape lives in the black community, a community that can trace its connection to Islam back to the very first days of slavery.
directed by Heidi Burke, fl. 2000; presented by Lisa Ling, 1973-; produced by Heidi Burke, fl. 2000, in This is Life with Lisa Ling (Atlanta, GA: CNN Newsource Sales, 2017), 42 mins
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American Experience: Freedom Riders, Part 1, Interview with Rabbi Israel Dresner, 1 of 2
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directed by Stanley Nelson, 1955-; produced by Stanley Nelson, 1955- and Laurens Grant, fl. 2003-2017, American Experience Films, in American Experience: Freedom Riders, Part 1 (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 30 mins
Rabbi Israel Dresner was on the Interfaith Freedom Ride: Washington, DC to Tallahassee, Florida, June 13-16, 1961.
directed by Stanley Nelson, 1955-; produced by Stanley Nelson, 1955- and Laurens Grant, fl. 2003-2017, American Experience Films, in American Experience: Freedom Riders, Part 1 (Boston, MA: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2017), 30 mins
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Political Assassinations, Murder in New York: Malcolm X and the birth of Afro-Americanism
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directed by Michel Noll, 1949-; produced by Lewis Kesten, fl. 2010 and Jack Baxter, fl. 1994, Quarter Latin Media, Solferino Images and Panoceanic Films, in Political Assassinations (Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas, 2010), 51 mins
In the opinion of some, his name still stands for violent black activism, his anti-white acid and incendiary speeches are still quoted by advocates of violence. But for most, his name has become the symbol for peaceful means to resolve racial issues, in particular for in this period of "shock of civilizations". He...
directed by Michel Noll, 1949-; produced by Lewis Kesten, fl. 2010 and Jack Baxter, fl. 1994, Quarter Latin Media, Solferino Images and Panoceanic Films, in Political Assassinations (Wheeling, IL: Film Ideas, 2010), 51 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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