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History on Video, Inc

Overview
Works: 107 works in 184 publications in 1 language and 2,958 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Biographical films  History  Nonfiction films  Short films  Drama  Television plays  Televised plays  Biographical television programs 
Classifications: PN1997, 810.9896073
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Most widely held works by History on Video, Inc
Paul Robeson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Paul Robeson, African-American actor and singer
Ida B. Wells : crusader for human rights( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 208 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
Richard Wright : writing is his weapon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member 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 133 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
Fannie Lou Hamer : everyday battle( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 133 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
Richard Wright : native son, author & activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 97 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
Mary McLeod Bethune : the spirit of a champion( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Mary McLeod Bethune, one of the major pioneers of Black education in the U.S
Shirley Chisolm : the leader( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 85 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 brings to world attention one of the most memorable and charismatic political leaders of her era. Congressman John Lewis comments about her contributions"--Container
Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man, Celebrated Writer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 82 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 79 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 77 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
Shirley Chisholm: First African American Congresswoman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 77 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
Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 75 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
Paul Robeson: 20th Century Renaissance Man, Entertainer & Activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 75 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)
Chester Himes : the long climb( Visual )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 72 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 )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 67 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 59 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
 
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