WorldCat Identities

History on Video, Inc

Overview
Works: 134 works in 179 publications in 1 language and 2,959 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Classifications: PS3545.R815, 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 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life, work, and ideas of the black American novelist Richard Wright
Ralph Ellison the self-taught writer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 141 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
Paul Robeson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member 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
One doctor Daniel Hale Williams( Visual )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 113 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
Mary McLeod Bethune the spirit of a champion( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Mary McLeod Bethune, one of the major pioneers of Black education in the U.S
Paul Robeson 20th century Renaissance man, entertainer and activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 93 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)
Richard Wright native son, author & activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 91 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
Shirley Chisolm the leader( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Covers the life and career of former Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm, the first black woman elected to Congress in 1969. THE LEADER rings to world attention one of the most memorable and charismatic political leaders of her era. Congressman John Lewis comments about her contributions"--Container
Fannie Lou Hamer everyday battle( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 86 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
Charles Drew - determined to succeed( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 83 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
Ida B. Wells( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life and work of African-American journalist Ida B. Wells, who worked to stop lynchings and violence against Blacks
Ida B. Wells crusader for human rights( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member 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
Chester Himes the long climb( Visual )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 79 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
Ralph Ellison invisible man, celebrated writer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 76 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 70 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 69 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
Fannie Lou Hamer voting rights activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 68 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 64 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
Charles Drew revolutionized medical science( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 60 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
Benjamin E. Mays( Visual )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 54 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
 
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