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African American Studies

Black August 2000[Sound Recording]

A live program celebrating the history of the black power movement in the United States with particular emphasis on the Black Panther Party through "historical voices and culture," speeches and song. Featuring George Jackson, Georgia Jackson, Ruchell Magee, Hugo Pinell, Spearhead with Michael Franti, Babatunde Lea, E. W. Wainwright and the African Roots of Jazz, Rosemari Mealy, Kiilu Nyasha, Kumasi, Curly Estremera, Yuri Kochiyama, Devorah Major, Ida McRay, the San Quentin Six, Pierre Labossiere, Naru. Held at the Alice Arts Center, Oakland, California in August, 2001.

Black Civil Rights Films

Contents: Integration report, Part one / producer, Madeline Anderson (1960, 20 min.) -- Poverty in rural America / National Audiovisual Center (1965, 28 min.) -- What about prejudice? / Centron Corporation (1959, 12 min.).

Black Communities After the Civil War: Echoes Across the Prairie.

Historians trace the westward migration of former slaves to Oklahoma after the Civil War and examine their lives there as successful farmers and business owners. The focus is on the towns of Clearview and Boley where blacks operated thriving cotton-growing operations until 1907, when the most restrictive Jim Crow laws in the nation were passed and the activities of the Ku Klux Klan put blacks on the defensive and the Depression instigated a mass exodus to Tulsa where ghettos quickly sprang up. Historical footage "filmed 1925-1927 by Rev. S.S. Jones." c1998. 17 min.

Black Death in Dixie

Portrays capital punishment in the U.S. as an instrument that disproportionately targets racial minorities and the poor. Highlights statistics on the racial makeup of America's death row population, mistaken identification, the toll on those wrongfully convicted, and the effects of the Jim Crow era. Directed by Gerry Nelson. Originally produced as an episode of the Irish public television program What in the world? in 2007. Dist.: Films Media Group. 26 min.

Black Fiction in America Roger Rosenblatt.[AUDIO RECORDING]

Excerpted from Roger Rosenblatt's book: Black fiction. Cassette 1. Introduction -- Native Son (1940) / R. Wright -- Cassette 2. Native Son (1940) / R. Wright -- Go tell it on the mountain (1953) / J. Baldwin -- Cassette 3. Go tell it on the mountain (1953) / J. Baldwin -- Cane (1923) / J. Toomer -- Big boy leaves home (1938) / R. Wright --Home to Harlem (1927) / C. McKay -- Their eyes were watching God (1937) / Z. Hurston -- Best of Simple (1961) / L. Hughes -- Cassette 4. Not without laughter (1930) / L. Hughes -- Uncalled (1896) / P. Dunbar -- Cassette 5. -- Country place (1947) / A.

Black History Month 1992: Race and culture, Race and Identity.[AUDIO RECORDING]

Side B ("Race and identity"), Jeffrey C. Stewart and Hortense Spillers discuss ethnicity and the Harlem Renaissance social critic Alain Locke. 1992. c 30 min.

Black Hollywood: The Way It Was (Library of Black History)

An extensive exploration of the "Hollywood treatment" given to blacks by the film moguls since the beginning of the film industry. Through interviews with film historians and generous film clips examines how and why stereotypes were created and used by the movie industry. It also explains the economics of the film business and probes the impact of racism, the Depression, and World War II on film production and distribution.

Black Indians: An American Story

This presentation brings to light a forgotten part of America's past -- the cultural and racial fusion of Native and African Americans. The film explores what brought Native Americans and African Americans together, what drove them apart, and the challenges they face today. From the Atlantic Seaboard to the Western Plains, family memories and historical highlights reveal the indelible mark of this unique ancestry and its continuing influence. Narrator, James Earl Jones. Directed by Chip Richie. c2000.

Black Is - Black Ain't: A Personal Journey Through Black Identity

American culture has stereotyped black Americans for centuries. Equally devastating, the late Marlon Riggs argued, have been the definitions of "blackness" African Americans impose upon one another which contain and reduce the black experience. In this film, Riggs meets a cross-section of African Americans grappling with the paradox of numerous, often contradictory definitions of blackness.

Black Jazz & Blues.

All-black musical shorts from 1929-1945, starring Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Billie Holliday, Louis Jordan, Bessie Smith, James P. Johnson, and others. 44 min.