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History on Video, Inc

Overview
Works: 132 works in 180 publications in 1 language and 2,999 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographical films  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Short films  Historical films 
Classifications: PS3545.R815, 810.9896073
Publication Timeline
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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 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 153 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
Paul Robeson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Paul Robeson, African-American actor and singer
Ralph Ellison the self-taught writer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 127 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
One doctor Daniel Hale Williams( Visual )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 105 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
Paul Robeson 20th century Renaissance man, entertainer and activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 104 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)
Ida B. Wells crusader for human rights( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 101 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
Mary McLeod Bethune the spirit of a champion( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 98 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
Richard Wright native son, author & activist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 89 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 86 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
Charles Drew revolutionized medical science( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 82 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
Ralph Ellison invisible man, celebrated writer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 78 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
Ida B. Wells( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 77 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
Charles Drew - determined to succeed( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 77 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
Chester Himes the long climb( Visual )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 74 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
Dr. Daniel Hale Williams first Black heart surgeon in America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 73 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
Mary McLeod Bethune champion for education( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 72 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
Shirley Chisholm first African American congresswoman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 69 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 67 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
Chester Himes a rage in Harlem, African American novelist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 54 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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