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History on Video, Inc

Overview
Works: 103 works in 181 publications in 1 language and 2,943 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographical films  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Televised plays  Biographical television programs  Short films  Educational films  Drama 
Classifications: E185, 810.9896073
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Most widely held works by History on Video, Inc
Richard Wright : writing is his weapon( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life, work, and ideas of the black American novelist Richard Wright
Fannie Lou Hamer : everyday battle( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member 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
One doctor : Daniel Hale Williams( Visual )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member 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
Ralph Ellison : the self-taught writer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member 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
Richard Wright : native son, author & activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member 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
Charles Drew - determined to succeed( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member 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
Ralph Ellison : invisible man, celebrated writer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member 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
Mary Mcleod Bethune : champion for education( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member 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
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams : first Black heart surgeon in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the African American surgeon, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, 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
Paul Robeson : 20th century Renaissance man, entertainer and activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life and work of celebrated African American actor, singer, athlete, writer and civil rights activist Paul Robeson (1898-1976)
Fannie Lou Hamer : voting rights activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member 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
Shirley Chisholm : first African American congresswoman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member 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
Chester Himes : the long climb( Visual )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member 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 )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member 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
Charles Drew : revolutionized medical science( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American physician who discovered a method for preserving the plasma portion of blood for use in blood transfusions. He was assistant director of the national program for blood procurement for the American Red Cross, where he fought racism. He was also the first Black surgeon to serve as an examiner on the American Board of Surgery
Chester Himes : a rage in Harlem, African American novelist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life of internationally acclaimed African American writer Chester Himes (1909-1984), whose novels, short stories and screenplays chiefly portray black protagonists doomed by white racism and hate
Shirley Chisolm [sic] : the leader( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the life and career of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, who in 1969 became the first African-American woman elected to Congress
Mary McLeod Bethune : the spirit of a champion( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the nationally acclaimed educator, civil rights champion, and early founder of one of America's first Black colleges, now named Bethune-Cookman College
 
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