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Noble, Gil

Overview
Works: 91 works in 162 publications in 1 language and 1,189 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Drama  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Short films  Historical films  Personal narratives 
Roles: Narrator, Production personnel, Director, Reporter, Producer, Author, Interviewee, Interviewer, Host
Classifications: PN1992.4.N6, 791.450924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Gil Noble
 
Most widely held works by Gil Noble
Paul Robeson : the tallest tree in our forest by Gil Noble( Visual )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life and career of singer, actor, and political activist Paul Robeson. Includes archival footage, still photographs, and interviews with friends and admirers of Robeson
Booker T. Washington : the life & the legacy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A candid, investigative docu-drama on the highly controversial leader of Black America at the turn of the century. His policies of Black economic self-reliance and political accommodation were debated nationwide
El Hajj Malik el Shabazz (Malcolm X)( Visual )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary showing the life of Malcolm X, his leadership in the Black Muslim movement, and his influence on black Americans and African nations
Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a gripping on-camera interview, Mrs. Hamer talks about the values she learned from her parents, her experiences growing up in the Deep South and the radicalizing events which led her to risk her life in the struggle for human rights in America. The program includes archival footage of Civil Rights protests and of the historic Democratic Convention of 1968
Adam Clayton Powell : an autobiographical documentary by Gil Noble( Visual )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life of Adam Clayton Powell, Congressman and pastor of the largest Black congregation in the country, and his efforts to eliminate oppression and injustice in America
Death of a prophet : the last days of Malcolm X ; Paul Robeson : the tallest tree in our forest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employs a blend of news footage, dramatization, and interviews to recreate the final days and assassination of religious and political leader Malcolm X. Begins with a series of interviews with those who were close to the slain civil rights leader. The main part of the film consists of a dramatization of the last day of Malcolm X's life
Jack Johnson : black power in the ring( Visual )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Special documentary in which the legendary career and troubled life of Jack Johnson, the boxing world's first black heavyweight champion, are examined. It features exclusive, rare film footage of several of Johnson's bouts which had never before been aired on television, as well as numerous film clips of turn-of-the-century figures and events which helped shape the boxer's era, such as Theodore Roosevelt, Charlie Chaplin, the Wright Bros., World War I, the 1909 World Series, and the controversial film, 'Birth of a Nation.' Offering a brief resume of Jack Johnson's life before winning and after losing the title, the documentary focuses on the boxer's career during his seven years as world heavyweight champion (1908-1915) and the controversy which haunted his personal life during that time."--1979 Peabody Awards entry form. Discussed is white America's desire not to have a black heavyweight champion and the numerous attempts by whites to take away Johnson's title, both in and out of the ring. Also discussed are some of Johnson's personal troubles, including his being jailed under the Mann Act after he married his white secretary. Includes footage of Johnson's fights with Tommy Burns, Stanley Ketchel, Jim Jefferies, Jim Flynn, Mike Moran, and Jess Willard. Also includes footage of such notable figures as Thomas Edison, Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, John L. Sullivan, Jim Corbett, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr
Like it is, a special presentation( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a film-documentary of Dr. King's involvement in the Civil Rights struggle of the '50s and '60s. Using a speech of Dr. King's where he chronicled the principal events of the Movement, other news footage is used to coincide with his own narrative. Comments from other participants in that era are included, like Stokely Carmichael, James Baldwin, and Rev. Jesse Jackson. A powerful example of Dr. King's awesome prowess as a speaker is shown in his Atlanta church sermon against the war in Vietnam. This sermon had not been aired previously. The documentary ends with Dr. King's admonition to today's youth, because this was always a priority of his."--1978 Peabody Awards entry form. This program combines archival footage of the Montgomery bus boycott, the Selma to Montgomery March, the March on Washington, the national campaign in Chicago, the sanitation workers' strike in Memphis and other civil rights footage with several of Dr. King's speeches and interviews to give the viewer a look at Dr. King's role in the civil rights movement. Carmichael, Baldwin and Jackson comment on their association with King during the '60s and how King affected their lives. Includes footage of speeches by Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Dallas County, Alabama sheriff Jim Clark as well as footage from Dr. King's funeral
Black is the color of my TV tube by Gil Noble( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like it is( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Malcolm X. Includes the involvement of Malcolm X with the Nation of Islam, his break from that organization and the creation of the Organization of Afro-American Unity. Illustrates the differences between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. in their approach to the civil rights question in the 1960's. Includes extensive footage of Malcolm X
The Maggie Lena Walker story ; Frederick Douglass : an American life ; Longing to learn : Booker T. Washington's story ; Booker T. Washington : the life and the legacy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Longing to learn: Booker T. Washington's Story' is based on his autobiography "Up from Slavery". The film draws on Washington's own words to describe his boyhood years in Virginia slave hut. He tells of the struggle for his much-valued education and his disadvantaged childhood."--Container
Essay on drugs( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gil Noble talks with three hard core drug addicts in the boiler room of an abandoned building. They talk about how they became addicted and what their life is like now. Contains disturbing, graphic footage of their infected, scarred bodies and shooting up
Like it is( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This television program reports on the deteriorated physical conditions and academic standards of Queens J.H.S. 72, paying a surprise visit tothe school with a group of concerned community residents. Afterwards Gil Noble talks with teacher Elyse McCants and brother Isaiah McCants III about the conditions at 72 and her experience teaching there
Like it is( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This program includes excerpts from the December 3rd, 1964 Oxford Union Society debate in London. The subject of the debate: the use of extremism or moderation in the defense of liberty and justice. Focuses primarily on the participation of Malcolm X in the debate. Includes footage of Senator Barry Goldwater's republican presidential nomination acceptancespeech in 1964
Dr. King, an amazing grace( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This documentary focuses on the highlights of Dr. Martin Luther King as leader of the civil rights movement, commencing with the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955 until his death in 1968
Ali : a living legend( Visual )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the highs and the lows of Ali's life. Focuses on the following: his refusal of induction into the armed forces; his marriages; his earlier life, including the winning of the Olympic Gold medal in 1960
 
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Alternative Names
Noble, Gilbert Edward

Languages
English (54)