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Chin, Michael

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Most widely held works by Michael Chin
Citizen King : 1963-1968 by PBS Home Video( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work chronicles the last five years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. The first tape includes the events that led up to his arrest and incarceration in Bigmingham, Alabama, the March on Washington, his "I have a dream" speech, the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, and his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize; the second tape includes the march from Selma to Montgomery, King's move to Chicago, the Poor People's Campaign, his "Mountaintop" speech, and his assassination.--Containers
Through deaf eyes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exploring nearly 200 years of Deaf life in America, this film presents the shared experiences of American history--family life, education, work, and community connections--from the perspective of deaf citizens. Interviews include community leaders, historians, and deaf Americans with diverse views on language use, technology, and identity. The documentary also takes a straightforward look at life for people who are part of the cultural-linguistic group who use American Sign Language and often define themselves as "Deaf" with a capital and cultural "D" and deaf people who, for a variety of reasons, do not identify with the Deaf cultural community. The history often shows that intersections between deaf and Deaf people are many and that oppression and discrimination are common experiences
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire by Joan Owens-Meyerson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan . Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace
Peter and Paul : and the Christian revolution by Margaret Koval( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the early Christians after the Jesus crucifiction; and explores how two men weatherd crippling disagrements and political persecution to lead one of history 's most astonishing religious movement
Jonestown : the life and death of Peoples Temple( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On November 18, 1978, over 900 members of Peoples Temple died in the largest mass suicide/murder in history. What drew so many people across racial and class lines to the Peoples Temple? How could a diverse group of 900 people be convinced to commit suicide? What was a California congregation doing in the jungles of Guyana? And who was Jim Jones to command such loyalty that parents would murder their own children? Using never before seen archival footage and survivor interviews, 'Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple' tells the story of the people who followed Jim Jones from Indiana, to California, and finally to the remote jungles of Guyana, South America, in a misbegotten quest to build an ideal society
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly ten years in the making, this landmark six-hour film series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography and riveting first-person accounts. [It] helps define the reality of slavery's past through the insightful commentary of a wide range of voices including General Colin Powell, authors John Edgar Wideman and Barry Unsworth and leading scholars. Narrated by Academy Award nominee Angela Bassett it offers unparalleled understanding - from slavery's birth in the early 1600s through the violent onset of civil war in 1860
Transcontinental railroad( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, a boisterous crowd gathered to witness the completion of one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century: the building of the transcontinental railroad. The electrifying moment--the realization of a dream first pursued by a farsighted and determined engineer decades earlier--marked the culmination of six years of grueling work. Peopled by the ingenious entrepreneurs whose unscrupulous financing got the line laid, the brilliant engineers who charted the railroad's course and hurdled the geological obstacles in its way, the armies of workers who labored relentlessly on the enterprise, and the Native Americans whose lives were destroyed in its wake, this film presents a remarkable story of greed, innovation, and gritty determination. It reveals both why the railroad was built and how it would shape the nation, while shedding light on the politics and culture of mid-nineteenth century America
Dear America : letters home from Vietnam by Bill Couturié( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combined authentic stock footage and a chronology of events depict the war as it was experienced, as actually recorded in letters home, written by American soldiers serving in Vietnam. Some of the letter writers lived to tell their stories; others died, leaving behind their letters as a poignant last will and testament
American experience( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most-recognized figures in American literary history: poet, patriot, and faithful advocate of democracy. But in his own time, critics denounced Walt Whitman as a "lunatic raving in pitiable delirium". This "American experience" production tells Whitman's life story, from his working class childhood in Long Island to his years as a newspaper reporter in Brooklyn when he struggled to support his impoverished family, then to his reckless pursuit of the attention and affection he craved for his work, to his death in 1892 at the age of 72
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program follows the history of American slavery from its birth to the Civil War. Considers the contradictions that lie at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days of the Civil War
Remember the Alamo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early 1830s Texas was about to explode. Although under Mexican rule, the region was home to more than 20,000 U.S. settlers agitated by what they saw as restrictive Mexican policies. Mexican officials, concerned with illegal trading and immigration in Texas, were prepared to fight hard to keep the province under their control. Caught in the middle were the area's 4,000 Mexican Texans or Tejanos who were forced to choose a side. The conflict pitted brother against brother and devastated the community. This film shows the Tejano gamble for a more prosperous future in an independent Texas proved tragic."
Buffalo Bill( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William?Buffalo Bill? Cody's legendary exploits helped create the myth of the American West that still endures today. Born in an Iowa log cabin in 1846, he fought Indians, worked as a Pony Express rider, and earned his nickname while hunting buffalo to feed the construction crews of the Kansas Pacific Railroad. After the Civil War he scouted for the U.S. Army along America's vast western frontier. In 1883, just as that frontier was disappearing, he transformed himself into a master showman, creating and starring in a world-famous traveling show that brought the?real? Wild West to life. Part circus, part history,?Buffalo Bill's Wild West? toured for three decades, playing to enthusiastic crowds across the United States and Europe. Though Cody made a fortune from the show's success, he was nearly bankrupt when he died 1817. This AMERICAN EXPERIENCE production will draw upon rich archival materials of the period to explore the man behind the legend, revealing the complexity of Buffalo Bill's extraordinary life
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. This film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death"--Container
Wyatt Earp( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a young man, Wyatt Earp was a caricature of the Western lawman, spending his days drinking in saloons, gambling, and visiting brothels. He gained notoriety as the legendary gunman in the shootout at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, but shortly after his death in 1929, distressed Americans down on their luck transformed Wyatt Earp into a folk hero. In the tradition of Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill, and other AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Western histories, Wyatt Earp examines an ordinary man's role in that larger-than-life story, and how he became the legend that lives on today"--Container
Chan is missing by Wayne Wang( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two cabbies search San Francisco's Chinatown for a mysterious character who has disappeared with their $4000. Their quest to figure out what happened to Chan and their missing cash leads them on a journey that illuminates the pitfalls of Chinese-Americans trying to assimilate into contemporary American society."--Container
Skin deep by Frances Reid( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Frances Reid follows students from the University of Massachusetts, Texas A & M, Chico State and U.C. Berkeley to a challenging racial awareness workshop where they confront each other's innermost feelings about race and ethnicity
Becoming American : the Chinese experience( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of Chinese immigrants to the United States through personal narrative and interviews with historians
Freedom on my mind by Connie Field( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisits the Mississippi freedom movement in the early 1960s when a handful of idealistic young activists believed they could change history -- and did. In 1964, organizers of the voter registration drive, fearing for their lives and hoping to attract the nation and federal government to their plight, recruited 1,000 mostly white college students from around the country to join them for Freedom Summer. Three students were murdered but the drive succeeded in signing up 80,000 members, mostly poverty-stricken sharecroppers, maids and day-laborers who confronted jail, beatings and even murder for the right to vote
Dim sum : a little bit of heart by Wayne Wang( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a Chinese-American family in contemporary San Francisco trying to maintain a link to their cultural heritage while confronted with the changing world around them
Roots of resistance : a story of the underground railroad by WGBH Educational Foundation( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure
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