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National Black Programming Consortium

Works: 101 works in 205 publications in 1 language and 13,058 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Case studies  Television adaptations  Biographical films 
Roles: prn, Production personnel
Classifications: E444.I25, 306.362
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Most widely held works about National Black Programming Consortium
Most widely held works by National Black Programming Consortium
Prince among slaves( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1788, the slave ship Africa set sail towards America, with precious cargo: hundreds of men, women, and children. Eight months later, a handful of survivors were for sale in Mississippi. One of them, 26-year-old Abdul Rahman, made an amazing claim: he was a prince of an African kingdom. Prince Among Slaves is the true story of an African Prince, who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or hope for freedom
Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A seven-part documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status; people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the half-hour program segments, set in different racial/ethnic communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives be improving them"--DVD container insert
Hip-hop beyond beats and rhymes( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for too often perpetuating destructive, deeply conservative styles of manhood that glamorize sexism, violence, and homophobia. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics
Brother outsider the life of Bayard Rustin( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary examining the life of Bayard Rustin who, although one of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, and an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, was forced to play a background role in landmark civil rights events because he was homosexual
Soul food junkies by Byron Hurt( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Byron Hurt looks at the past and future of soul food, covering its roots in Western Africa, its incarnation in the American South, and the role it plays in the health crisis in the African American community. Examines the socioeconomics of the modern American diet, and how the food industry profits from producing cheap calories while healthy options remain expensive and hard to find
Chisholm '72 unbought & unbossed( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary follows the 1972 campaign waged by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party's nomination for United States President. Chisholm first made her mark on American political history when, in 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York
Ralph Ellison an American journey( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First documentary on one of the most gifted and intellectually provocative authors of modern American literature ... presents the first scenes ever filmed from Ellison's landmark novel, Invisible man"--Container
Égalité for all Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave revolution in history; it created the world's first Black republic. At the forefront of the rebellion was General Toussaint Louverture, an ex-slave whose genius was admired by allies and enemies alike
Two towns of Jasper( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1998 in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd Jr., a black man, was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white men. The town was forever altered, and the nation woke up the the horror of a modern-day lynching. The filmmakers set out to document the aftermath of the murder by following the trials of the local men charged with the crime. The result is an explicit and troubling portrait of race in America, one thatasks how and why a crime like this could have occurred"
Banished by Marco Williams( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[R]ecounts the forgotten history of racial cleansing in America, when thousands of African Americans were driven from their homes and communities by violent racist mobs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries ... The film places these events in the context of present day race relations, by following three concrete cases of towns that remain all-white to this day (Forsyth County, Georgia; Pierce City, Missouri; & Harrison, Arkansas). [The film] raises the larger question -- will the United States ever make meaningful reparations for the human rights abuses suffered, then and now, against its African American citizens? Can reconciliation between the races be possible without them?"--Container
Beyond the steps Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows the extraordinary dancers and renowned choreographers of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as they do everything it takes to keep modern dance fresh and a legacy alive"--Container
July '64( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York--the culmination of decades of poverty, joblessness and racial discrimination and a significant event in the Civil Rights era. Using archival footage and interviews with those who were present, the film explores the genesis and outcome of these three nights
Faubourg Tremé the untold story of Black New Orleans( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long ago during slavery, Faubourg Tremé was home to the largest community of free black people in the Deep South and a hotbed of political ferment. Here black and white, free and enslaved, rich and poor co-habitated, collaborated, and clashed to create much of what defines New Orleans culture up to the present day. Founded as a suburb (or faubourg in French) of the original colonial city, the neighborhood developed during French rule and many families like the Trevignes kept speaking French as their first language until the late 1960s. Tremé was the home of the Tribune, the first black daily newspaper in the US. During Reconstruction, activists from Tremé pushed for equal treatment under the law and for integration. And after Reconstruction's defeat, a "Citizens Committee" legally challenged the resegregation of public transportation resulting in the infamous Plessy vs. Ferguson Supreme Court case. New Orleans Times Picayune columnist Lolis Eric Elie bought a historic house in Tremé in the 1990s when the area was struggling to recover from the crack epidemic. Rather than flee the blighted inner city, Elie begins renovating his dilapidated home and in the process becomes obsessed with the area's mysterious and neglected past. Shot largely before Hurricane Katrina and edited afterwards, the film is both celebratory and elegiac in tone
Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Deborah Willis's book, Reflections in Black, Through a Lens Darkly, casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris's family album. It considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery. The film embraces both historical material (African-Americans who were slaves, who fought in the Civil War, were victims of lynchings, or were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement) and contemporary images made by such luminaries as Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems. The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens
Endgame AIDS in Black America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every ten minutes, someone in the United States contracts HIV, and nearly half of the one million people in the United States infected with HIV are black men, women, and children. Endgame: AIDS in Black America is a groundbreaking two-hour exploration of one of the country's most urgent, preventable health crises. The film traces the history of the epidemic through the experiences of extraordinary individuals who tell their stories
The pact( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By high school, Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins already knew too much about the drugs, crime and grinding poverty that colored their world. They pledged to help each other make it to college and even medical school. The doctors beat the odds and returned to their community to practice medicine. Now, despite grueling work loads, they face an even more daunting task: to inspire other to stay off drugs, out of gangs, and in school
More than a month( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shukree Hassan Tilghman, a young African-American filmmaker, sets out on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this thoughtful and humorous journey, he explores what the treatment of history tells us about race and equality in a 'post-racial' America
Flag wars( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the results of gentrification in Columbus, Ohio, when African American inner-city residents are met with an influx of white gay home buyers
I am a man( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of "what it means to be a black man in America ... [confronting] issues of race, and racism, through the lens of gender, probing deep within the traditional American ideals of manhood in order to draw out the complex and often ambivalent nature of black male identity"--Container
Scarred justice the Orangeburg Massacre 1968( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone remembers the four white students slain at Kent State University in 1970, but most have never heard of the three black students killed in Orangeburg, South Carolina two years earlier. This stirring investigative documentary restores that bloody tragedy to the history of the Civil Rights Movement after years of official denial"--Container
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