WorldCat Identities

King, Francine

Overview
Works: 9 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 609 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Internet videos  History  Biographical films  Short films  Nonfiction films  Soul music  Songs  Rhythm and blues music 
Roles: Interviewee, Performer
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Francine King
Mary Mcleod Bethune : champion for education( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Mcleod Bethune (1875-1955) was born the 15th of 17 children to former slaves in South Carolina. This inspiring program follows her illustrious path from the cotton fields of the South to renowned African American educator, leader of women, distinguished adviser to several American presidents including Franklin D. Roosevelt, close friend of Eleanor Roosevelt and champion of racial equality. Her many achievements are a testament to the power of education and its importance in the African American community. Mary McLeod Bethune understood the importance of education for all people. In an era when most African American children received little or no education, she established a school for African American girls. In 1904, she rented a two-story frame building in Daytona Beach, Fla., and opened her school with only 1.50 dollars, six pupils, used crates for desks and crushed elderberries for ink. Through determination and dedication, she built this tiny school into United Methodist Church affiliated Bethune-Cookman University. During her long career Bethune received many honorary degrees and awards, including the Haitian Medal of Honor and Merit (1949), the highest award of the Haitian government. Mary McLeod Bethune set a standard of excellence for the education of African Americans and she achieved her dreams through her own determination and strong faith in herself
Ralph Ellison : invisible man, celebrated writer( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ralph Ellison was an African-American writer and essayist, whose only novel Invisible Man (1953) gained a wide critical success. Ellison's ambitious journey from a childhood of hardship and poverty to celebrated African American writer is chronicled in this inspiring program through exclusive interviews and personal recollection. Invisible Man (1952) addresses issues pertinent to Black society and identity in the 1950s by using the protagonists desire and determination to be visible as a metaphor for the entire African American community's struggle to be recognized in a world of prejudice and hostility. He remarked that 'Literature is Colorblind', using racial issues as a means to express the universal dilemmas of identity and self-discovery. Despite the social and political boundaries in place during the 1950s for a black man with no formal education, Ellison has been compared to such writers as Melville and Hawthorne. Talented in many fields, Ellison also was an accomplished jazz trumpeter and a free-lance photographer. Ellison lectured widely at various American colleges and universities, including Columbia, Yale, Chicago, and New York University. Among Ellisons several awards are the Medal of Freedom (1969), Chevalier de lOrdre des Artes et Lettres (1970) and 1985 National Medal of Arts
Famous public figures : Mary Mcleod Bethune & Shirley Chisholm( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary McLeod Bethune: Follow her illustrious path from the cotton fields of the South to renowned public figure in education. Shirley Chisholm: Her legacy of political and social activism laid the foundation for the rise of women and Blacks in American politics
Famous writers : Chester Himes & Ralph Ellison( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program is a moving portrait of a man who used his literary talents to vent his rage against an unjust society. Also, Ralph Ellison's ambitious journey from a childhood of hardship and poverty to celebrated African American writer is chronicled in this inspiring program
New Orleans soul : the original sound of New Orleans soul 1966-76( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than 10 yrs Soul Jazz Records have been exploring and documenting the sound of New Orleans Funk - they now turn their hand to the flipside - New Orleans Soul. The two musical forms share a lineage that begins with the city's enormous Rhythm & Blues explosion during the post war 40s and 50s. New Orleans soul incorporated the soulful vocals of the gospel church, the driving beat of R&B and traces of second line parade bands. The compilation features New Orleans Soul in all its glory from the deep soul singers of Aaron Neville, Willie Tee and Robert Parker to the storming Northern Soul of Maurice Williams, Eldridge Holmes, and the funky soul of Eddie Bo and soul sisters Irma Thomas and Betty Harris. The album comes complete with extensive sleeve notes, exclusive photography and supreme sound quality
Fumigate funky Broadway : New Orleans soul, blues + funky exotica 1964-1969 : the New Orleans sessions by Saxton Kari( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two fools ; The grapevine can't tell you by Francine King( Recording )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Dirty man ; Yo yo by Francine King( Recording )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New Orleans soul the original sound of New Orleans soul, 1960-76( Recording )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Languages
English (16)