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Miles, William 1931-2013

Overview
Works: 31 works in 97 publications in 1 language and 4,142 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Author, Director, Interviewee, Restager
Classifications: PS3552.A45, 940.541273
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Miles
Liberators : fighting on two fronts in World War II by Lou Potter( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tankers aided the Allied victory and helped liberate the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau. Utterly unprepared for the atrocities they witnessed, the soldiers recognized the bitter irony of one persecuted people rescuing another. The camp inmates were equally astounded by the sight of their dark-skinned liberators - some of them had never seen a black person before. Sentiments were mixed at war's end as the prepared to return home: "In our own country, we was
The Harlem Hellfighters : when pride met courage by Walter Dean Myers( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the African American heroes of World War I, the soldiers of the 369th Infantry Regiment, dubbed the "Harlem Hellfighters."
James Baldwin : the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film presents a look at the life and influence of author James Baldwin (1924-1987), at once a major twentieth century American author, a Civil Rights activist and, for two crucial decades, a prophetic voice calling Americans, Black and white, to confront their shared racial tragedy. Combining archival footage, home movies, television clips, and interviews with friends, family members, and colleagues, as well as readings from his works and scenes from his plays, this documentary captures the passionate intellect and courageous writing of a man who was born Black, impoverished, gifted and gay. Born in Harlem, the eldest of nine children, Baldwin wrote his first play at age eight and went on to write such influential works as Go tell it on the mountain, Giovanni's room, Another country, and The fire next time. This documentary discusses his life in France and Turkey, his homosexuality and his return to the U.S. to participate in the Civil Rights Movement. This comprehensive biography concludes with his death from cancer in 1987 and his funeral at New York's St. John the Divine. Among those who reminisce about the author are Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, William Styron, and Baldwin's biographer David Leeming
Black stars in orbit : NASA's African-American astronauts by Khephra Burns( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic photographs and vivid text celebrate the history of African Americans' struggle to participate in America's space program
Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LIBERATORS claims that the 761st Tank Battalion liberated the concentration camps at Dachau and Buchenwald, which contradicts both official reports to the Army and the 761st's own regimental history. The American Jewish Committee's "Liberators : a background report" concluded that the film contained "serious factual flaws well beyond what can be written off as 'artistic license.'" The film was removed from circulation in 1993, pending re-editing
Men of bronze( Visual )

10 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs, interviews with veterans, and film from the French and American National Archives are used to recount the saga of the black American soldiers of the 369th combat regiment, known as the "Harlem Hellfighters," who served with the French Army in World War I
I remember Harlem by William Miles( Visual )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the rise, decline, and regeneration of America's largest Black community over three centuries
The early years, 1600-1930( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at Harlem's early days, first as a native American fishing village, then as a Dutch farming community and an English colony. Traces the community's growth as a wealthy New York City suburb and finally as a burgeoning black neighborhood. Uses rare film footage, still photographs, and interviews to discuss the 369th Infantry's return home after World War I, the nationalist Marcus Garvey movement, and the Harlem renaissance of the 1920's
The Depression years, 1930-1940( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Harlem's ethnic heritages, looking at the area's development against the background of the Depression. Uses rare film footage, still photographs, and interviews to examine the effect of the Work Progress Administration movement, the numbers' game ritual, and the heroic reputation of such figures as boxer Joe Louis
Toward a new day 1965-1980( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts Harlem's decline, rebirth, and attempts at redevelopment; the influence and stability of its churches; and some predictions for the future from its famous as well as its obscure citizens
Toward freedom, 1940-1965( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Harlem's politics of protest along with some of its noted political leaders including Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Uses newsreel footage, still photographs, and interviews to explore the effects of World War II, the emergence of uptown gangs, and the community's social growth in the 1960's
Black stars in orbit( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the contributions that black astronauts, astrophysicists and engineers have made to NASA and the American space exploration program. Also relates the difficulties and obstacles encountered by the first black astronauts, including racism and discrimination within the space program. A group of five black astronauts, including Ronald E. McNair, who was killed in the space shuttle Challenger explosion, talk about their backgrounds, their achievements and their aspirations. Startrek star Nichelle Nichols tells how she helped recruit black and other minority group candidates for the space program
I remember Harlem( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 4 part series tracing the rise, decline, and regeneration of America's largest Black community over three centuries. Part 2 traces the area's development against the backdrop of the Great Depression, the effect of the Works Projects Administration movement, Harlem's ethnic heritage, music and show business tradition, its religious sustenance, and its militancy and leadership in politics and sports through such figures as boxer, Joe Louis
I remember Harlem( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 4 part series tracing the rise, decline, and regeneration of America's largest Black community over three centuries. Part 3 examines many of the problems associated with ghetto living which mushroomed after World War II. The period was also marked by great political protest, exemplified by Malcolm X and other political and religious leaders who helped restore the confidence of the people of Harlem in the 1960's
The Different drummer : blacks in the military : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the history of black patriotism and involvement in America's military conflicts from Colonial times to the present
I remember Harlem( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This final program charts Harlem's decline, its rebirth and encouraging redevelopment. It examines the influence and stability of its churches and offers predictions for the future from its famous as well as unknown citizens
Preaching the word by Walter J Burghardt( Visual )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the history and traditions of the black church and the black preacher in America, from the early days of slavery to the black urban church of today. Examines the tradition of the black preacher not only as a spiritual leader but also as a social, political, economic and cultural voice in the church and the black community
I remember Harlem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Traces the rise, decline, and regeneration of America's largest black community over three centuries
Schomburg Commission for the Preservation of Black Culture( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A ceremony to formally launch the establishment of a national iniative by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture to preserve the records of the Black past. After the ceremony at the Mother African Methodist Episcopal Church, the event moves to the Schomburg Center where the curators of the various collections discuss their holdings
Black stars in orbit : NASA's African-American astronauts by Khephra Burns( Recording )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Traces the history leading to the first African American astronuat to fly in space
 
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Alternative Names
Bill Miles Amerikaans filmregisseur (1931-2013)

Bill Miles cinéaste américain

Miles, Bill 1931-2013

Miles, William

William Miles Amerikaans filmregisseur (1931-2013)

William Miles amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Filmregisseur

William Miles cinéaste américain

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English (91)