History on Video, Inc
Most widely held works by History on Video, Inc
Richard Wright writing is his weapon ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
Discusses the life, work, and ideas of the black American novelist Richard Wright.
Ralph Ellison the self-taught writer ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Covers the life of African-American writer Ralph Ellison from his early years of poverty in Oklahoma City to his vault to world fame.
Ida B. Wells ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Profiles the life and work of African-American journalist Ida B. Wells, who worked to stop lynchings and violence against Blacks.
One doctor Daniel Hale Williams ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
(Producer) The first video biography of the Black surgeon who was the first person to successfully perform an operation on the human heart. Covers his life and career and his heart operation that gave him critical acclaim in 1893. He also founded the nation's first interracial hospital, Provident Hospital in Chicago.
Charles Drew - determined to succeed ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
This documentary chronicles the life of Dr. Drew, an African-American physician who discovered a method for preserving the plasma portion of blood for use in blood transfusions. He was also assistant director of the national program for blood procurement for the American Red Cross, where he fought racism. Drs. Rodney and Anderson review the period in which Drew lived and assess his impact.
Fannie Lou Hamer everyday battle ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
A video biography about civil rights legend Fannie Lou Hamer. Reports the details of Hamer's tough early years in Mississippi, her unexpected rise to national prominence, through her last years, often spent alone and ignored. Congressman John Lewis discusses her legacy.
Mary McLeod Bethune the spirit of a champion ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Mary McLeod Bethune, one of the major pioneers of Black education in the U.S.
Paul Robeson ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
A biography of the black man who became both a famous singer and actor and a controversial figure in world politics. Includes film clips, interviews and archival photographs.
Shirley Chisolm the leader ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
"Covers the life and career of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm, the first black woman elected to Congress in 1969. THE LEADER brings to world attention one of the most memorable and charismatic political leaders of her era. Congressman John Lewis comments about her contributions"--Container.
Chester Himes the long climb ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
A program on the life of novelist Chester Himes, who began writing while he was in prison and achieved fame for his detective stories.
Benjamin E. Mays ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
A program on the life and achievements of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, former president of Morehouse College. Includes interviews with Dr. Mays and comments from President Jimmy Carter, Atlanta Mayor Maynard H. Jackson and more celebrities Dr. Mays energized.
Richard Wright native son, author & activist ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of African American author of novels, short stories and non-fiction, Richard Wright (1908-1960), following his arduous path from poor sharecropper to literary giant. Wright brought the black experience to the forefront of social discourse.
Ben Carson ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson appears in an interview to encourage Black students and students of color to pursue excellence; also includes people who discuss Carson's contribution to medicine.
Ralph Ellison invisible man, celebrated writer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the ambitious journey of African American writer and essayist Ralph Ellison from a childhood of poverty and hardship to celebrated author. His only novel Invisible man addresses the prejudices and hostility experienced by the Black community. He was also an accomplished jazz trumpeter and photographer.
Ida B. Wells crusader for human rights ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Profiles the life and work of African-American journalist, Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), a community organizer, grass roots leader and precursor of the modern civil rights movement who waged a relentless public battle against the injustices of lynching and violence against Blacks.
Medical leaders ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
(Producer) Profiles on Dr. David Satcher, U.S. Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services; and Dr. Louis Sullivan, former Secretary for Health and Human Services, and President of Morehouse School of Medicine.
Shirley Chisholm first African American congresswoman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Profiles the life and career of Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005), the first Black woman elected to the U.S. Congress and the first to campaign for the U.S. presidency. Her legacy of political and social activism laid the foundation for the rise of women and Blacks in American politics.
Mary McLeod Bethune champion for education ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
A biography of Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955), the nationally acclaimed educator, civil rights champion, and early founder of one of America's first Black colleges, now named Bethune-Cookman College.
Fannie Lou Hamer voting rights activist ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Profiles the life and work of African American civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer who raised the cause of equality and freedom for all Blacks in America and who won the right to vote for Black Americans.
Paul Robeson 20th century Renaissance man, entertainer and activist ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Profiles the life and work of celebrated African American actor, singer, athlete, writer and civil rights activist Paul Robeson (1898-1976).
Actors African American authors African American journalists African American novelists African Americans African Americans--Civil rights African American surgeons African American teachers African American women African American women civil rights workers African American women educators African American women legislators American Red Cross.--Blood Services Authors, American Bethune, Mary McLeod,--1875-1955 Biographical films Biographical films Biography Carson, Ben Chisholm, Shirley,--1924-2005 Civil rights workers Documentary films Documentary films Drew, Charles,--1904-1950 DVD-Video discs Educational films Ellison, Ralph Hamer, Fannie Lou Heart--Surgery Himes, Chester B.,--1909-1984 History Journalists Literature Lynching Mays, Benjamin E.--1894-1984 Morehouse College (Atlanta, Ga.) Nonfiction films Novelists, American Physicians Political science Presidents Racism Robeson, Paul,--1898-1976 Singers Speeches, addresses, etc., American Teachers United States Wells-Barnett, Ida B.,--1862-1931 Williams, Daniel Hale,--1856-1931 Wright, Richard,--1908-1960