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Peabody Collection African-American History and Culture Programs

Overview
Works: 1,112 works in 1,176 publications in 1 language and 1,743 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Medical television programs  Television programs  History  Documentary films  Television series  Melodrama  Nonfiction films  Made-for-TV movies  Juvenile works 
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Most widely held works by Peabody Collection
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years by Julian Bond( Visual )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... is the first comprehensive history of the people, the stories, the events, and the issues of the 20th century struggle for justice in America."--1987 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. Episode five uses archival footage and interviews to look at the civil rights struggle in Mississippi. The story looks at the black voter registration drive held during Freedom Summer in 1964, when students and others from the North came to Mississippi to help blacks overcome the racist voting processes and laws of Mississippi. The program also discusses the organization of the Citizens Council; murders of Medgar Evers, Andrew Goodman, James Earl Chaney, and Michael Schwerner; and the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Includes footage of excerpt of speeches by Medgar Evers, Robert L.T. Smith, President Kennedy, Roy Wilkins, Allard Lowenstein, Jim Forman, J. Edgar Hoover, Tom P. Brady, Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Sen. Hubert Humphrey
"Good morning Miss Toliver" by Kay Frances Toliver( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program follows Kay Toliver into her classroom of students from various ethnic and racial backgrounds to see how she combines math with communication art skills to inspire and motivate her students. Her students talk about Miss Toliver's unorthodox but interesting teaching style and how through her encouragement and teaching, they have become better students in all subjects, not just math. Miss Toliver discusses her teaching philosophy that encourages independent and hands-on learning combined with love, encouragement, respect of the students and the right amount of discipline
Barn dance!( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... host LeVar Buron visits the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, DC. Viewers also meet Maya Lin, the talented young architect who designed this amazing monument. A visit to Mount Rushmore and to a mural dedicated to Louis Armstrong expand the concept of walls as a way to pay tribute to those who have gone before."--Excerpt from 1992 Peabody Awards entry form. The feature book is The Wall by Eve Bunting. Maya Lin discusses the design of the monument. Historical footage of Gutzon Borglum creating the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is shown. Juan Sánchez and other artists are shown painting a mural honoring Louis Armstrong. Other books are introduced by young readers: Tillie and the wall by Leo Lionni, My grandson Lew by Charlotte Zolotow, All those secrets of the world by Jane Yolen
Frontline( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program includes footage from the 1971 ABC News television documentary entitled Eye of the storm, which documented the lesson on discrimination Jane Elliott taught her 1970 third grade class. The program also includes footage and interviews from the sessions Ms. Elliott conducted with convicts and with prison guards and parole officers, which used some of the same principles she developed with her class. Includes an interview with Jane Elliott in which she discusses her discrimination teaching concept
Marsalis on music. Marsalis on practice( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marsalis on Music is the young people's series for our time. Conceived and written by Wynton Marsalis--the most popular and acclaimed jazz musician of his generation, and a distinguished classical performer as well-- this four-part series covers the basics of music appreciation. To explore these fundamentals, Marsalis has created a unique dialogue between his jazz band and the students of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, led by Maestro Seija Ozawa. Group and solo performances, a live audience, imaginative graphics and visual effects, computer animation, and even a basketball are all used to teach and inspire a new generation of young music lovers and their families."--1995 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. In the last show of the series filmed at the Tanglewood Music Center, Wynton Marsalis, with the help of Yo-Yo Ma, discusses his strategy for getting students to practice new or difficult pieces
Marsalis on music. Marsalis on form( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marsalis on Music is the young people's series for our time. Conceived and written by Wynton Marsalis--the most popular and acclaimed jazz musician of his generation, and a distinguished classical performer as well-- this four-part series covers the basics of music appreciation. To explore these fundamentals, Marsalis has created a unique dialogue between his jazz band and the students of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, led by Maestro Seiji Ozawa. Group and solo performances, a live audience, imaginative graphics and visual effects, computer animation, and even a basketball are all used to teach and inspire a new generation of young music lovers and their families."--1995 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. In this second show of the series filmed at the Tanglewood Music Center, Wynton Marsalis shows students how to enjoy longer pieces of music by learning to identify the structure and form of the piece, as he moves from the music of Prokofiev to Gershwin, Ellington and Ives
Marsalis on music. Marsalis on rhythm( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marsalis on Music is the young people's series for our time. Conceived and written by Wynton Marsalis--the most popular and acclaimed jazz musician of his generation, and a distinguished classical performer as well-- this four-part series covers the basics of music appreciation. To explore these fundamentals, Marsalis has created a unique dialogue between his jazz band and the students of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, led by Maestro Seiji Ozawa. Group and solo performances, a live audience, imaginative graphics and visual effects, computer animation, and even a basketball are all used to teach and inspire a new generation of young music lovers and their families."--1995 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. In this first show of the series filmed at the Tanglewood Music Center, Wynton Marsalis demonstrates to students how composers use rhythm to express emotion in their compositions. Marsalis uses two versions of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, the original version and Duke Ellington's jazz version as part of his demonstration
The Quest for freedom( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We meet Harriet Tubman through the eyes of a struggling African American student from our times. One day he enters a mysterious library and suddenly he's trapped in the past as a slave on a plantation with Harriet. He discovers that without courage there are no dreams and without dreams there is no future. The In Search of The Heroes video series endeavors to motivate children through entertainment using the heroes of the past to encourage the heroes of tomorrow."--1993 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. Upon leaving the mysterious library, Ben finds himself on a plantation where he immediately gets into trouble with the overseer. Harriet saves Ben from the beating he is given for striking the overseer. Ben learns what it is like to be a slave in mid-18th century America. He helps Harriet escape from slavery along the underground railroad. He finds himself back in the mysterious library with the librarian, who completes the story of Tubman's life for Ben. The program includes a six minute, fourteen question quiz at the end of the program, conducted by David King, on the life of Harriet Tubman, slavery, and the underground railroad
Making sense of the sixties( Visual )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The six-hour series MAKING SENSE OF THE SIXTIES examines the origins of the movements of the '60s -- from civil rights, to student activism, to anti-war organizing, to the counterculture -- and shows how those movements changed our values in the '60s and how those changes have deeply influenced who we are in the '90s"--1991 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt
Marsalis on music. Marsalis on the jazz band( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Marsalis on Music is the young people's series for our time. Conceived and written by Wynton Marsalis--the most popular and acclaimed jazz musician of his generation, and a distinguished classical performer as well-- this four-part series covers the basics of music appreciation. To explore these fundamentals, Marsalis has created a unique dialogue between his jazz band and the students of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, led by Maestro Seiji Ozawa. Group and solo performances, a live audience, imaginative graphics and visual effects, computer animation, and even a basketball are all used to teach and inspire a new generation of young music lovers and their families."--1995 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. In this third show of the series filmed at the Tanglewood Music Center, Wynton Marsalis discusses how the jazz music of New Orleans evolved from classical music, through the influence of John Philip Sousa, into the ragtime of Scott Joplin and eventually into the jazz music of such greats as Louis Armstrong
Making sense of the sixties( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The six-hour series MAKING SENSE OF THE SIXTIES examines the origins of the movements of the '60s -- from civil rights, to student activism, to anti-war organizing, to the counterculture -- and shows how those movements changed our values in the '60s and how those changes have deeply influenced who we are in the '90s"--1991 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Color Adjustment' is a landmark study of prejudice and perception in the Television Age. ... traces how African Americans were reluctantly 'integrated' into America's prime time family. From 'Amos 'n' Andy' to 'The Cosby Show, ' 'Color Adjustment' explores television's vital role in selling the American Dream, brilliantly illuminating the interplay between America's racial consciousness and the dominant medium of our time. In a blend that is alternatively nostalgic, insightful, and disturbing, the filmmakers weave carefully chosen excerpts from the programs with revealing observations from creators, writers, producers, and performers involved in making them, as well as several prominent cultural critics."--1992 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. This program examines the racial myths, stereotyping, and negative portrayal of blacks on American television from 1948-1988. The negative portrayal of blacks gave white audiences a false impression of what life was like in black America, an impression that wasn't changed until news cameras brought the violence and struggle for civil rights into the American living room. Shows then began to depict blacks in a more realistic setting, illustrating that not all Americans were living the American dream. The program includes clips from many shows on television during those forty years, including the Nat King Cole show; East side, west side; Roots; All in the family; and Good times. The program also contains footage of speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., President Reagan, and Newton Minow
Genesis, a living conversation( Visual )

10 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Genesis: a Living Conversation, Bill Moyers gathers thoughtful and engaging individuals from a variety of professions to discuss, debate and discover what the Genesis stories say to us today. Passionate, animated, and full of surprises, the conversations take the Bible seriously as a religious document while honoring a democratic spirit that is flexible and tolerant. This televised study group of scholars, artists, writers, therapists, composers, lawyers, and others served as a model for thousandes [sic] of groups which sprang up nationwide supported by the Doubleday book, the Doubleday resource guide and the World Wide Web site surrounding the broadcast"--1996 Peabody Awards entry form
ER( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'ER' explores the inner workings of an urban teaching hospital and the critical issues faced by the dedicated physicians and staff of its over-burdened emergency room. The series follows the professional and personal lives of the emergency room staff and residents of County Greene Hospital"--Excerpt from 1996 Peabody Awards entry form. Issues of medical malpractice are the focus of the episode
Breakthrough profiles of scientists of color( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ends with clips of: Michael Spencer, Afro-American professor at Howard University; Victoria Aguilera, Mexican American engineer at Disney; Wilfred Denetclaw, Jr., Navajo biologist at University of California, San Francisco; Donna Auguste, Afro-American woman computer scientist at US West; and Mario Molina (Hispanic) and Sherwood Williams from MIT, winners of the 1995 Nobel Prize for their research on ozone destruction
Rights & wrongs [human rights television( Visual )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The program] hosted by Charlayne Hunter-Gault ... is the world's only television news magazine of human rights"--Excerpt from 1995 Peabody Awards entry form. Highlights the results of the GIA's (an Islamic fundamentalist group) war against the Algerian government, and the war between India and Pakistan over control of Kashmir. Includes excerpt from War in children by director Ademir Kenović. Closes with comments about the veiling of women in Islamic countries
Against the odds : the artists of the Harlem Renaissance( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... tells the little-known story of a group of African-American visual artists fighting racial prejudice and discrimination during a vital period of creativity in the 1920s and '30s--the Harlem Renaissance. ... the documentary combines more than a hundred original works of art from that era; archival footage of the artists themselves and the world they lived in; first-person accounts by three surviving artists; and interviews with art historians, curators, authors, and historians ... AGAINST THE ODDS was inspired by an exhibition at the Newark Museum, which brought together for the first time in over half a century, more than 130 paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures by black artists who worked under the auspices of the William E. Harmon Foundation."--1994 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. The program features the works of the artists Richmond Barthe, Allan Rohan Crite, Allan Freelon, Palmer Hayden, Malvin Gray Johnson, Sargent Claude Johnson, William Henry Johnson, Lois Mailou Jones, Archibald Motley, James Porter, Elizabeth Prophet, Augusta Savage, William Edouard Scott, Laura Wheeler Waring, James Lesesne Wells, and Hale Woodruff. Includes footage from the movie, The birth of a nation
Race to freedom the underground railroad( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the dramatic story of four slaves who escape from a cotton plantation in the South and travel along a clandestine network of escape routes, known as "the underground railroad", to freedom in Canada
Creativity with Bill Moyers( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Portrait of Maya Angelou is a profile of this creative black poet and performer as she returns to the small Arkansas twon [sic] where she was 'deeply hurt and vastly loved' and where her passion for expression and achievement was shaped"--1982 Peabody Awards entry form
The piano lesson by Charles S Dutton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanies Hallmark Hall of Fame's The piano lesson. Includes interviews with playwright August Wilson and Lloyd Richards, director for both the teleplay and the Broadway production. Also includes interviews with actors Charles S. Dutton, Tommy Hollis, and Carl Gordon. Scenes from the teleplay and filming of the teleplay connect the discussion. Commentary about the play's universal themes, juxtaposed with the expression of the African-American experience
 
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