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Peabody Collection African-American History and Culture Programs

Overview
Works: 1,111 works in 1,177 publications in 1 language and 1,735 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Personal narratives  Historical television programs  Nonfiction films  Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Biography 
Classifications: E185.61, 323.4
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Most widely held works by Peabody Collection
Eyes on the prize 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 six uses archival footage and interviews to look at civil rights demonstrations in Alabama and the 1965 freedom marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, two of which ended unsuccessfully at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Organizers of the marches hoped to gain national recognition of Alabama's racist voter registration policies. Also discussed were the ideological differences which developed between the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, led by Martin Luther King, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Includes excerpts of speeches by Malcolm X, Dr. King, President Johnson, L.C. Crocker, Jimmy Webb, and Wilson Baker
"Good morning Miss Toliver" by Kay Frances Toliver( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 45 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
A Nation of law? 1968-1971 by Julian Bond( Visual )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The program] documents the journey of Black Americans seeking justice, power and identity from the mid-1960's to the mid-1980's and shows the profound effect this movement had on all Americans. Through the historical footage and contemporary interviews, the 8-hour series examines the triumphs and failures of individuals and communities eager to give flesh to the Movement's hard-won gains ... The purpose of the series is to provide a comprehensive, historically accurate and exciting film treatment of this extraordinary period in our nation's history."--excerpts from 1990 Peabody Awards entry form. The growth of black political power is shown through Muhammad Ali's refusal to be drafted, the student protests at Howard University, and the first Black National Political Convention
Frontline( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 32 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
Making sense of the sixties( Visual )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 30 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 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
Different and the same : helping children identify and prevent prejudice( Visual )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A training tape and a teachers' guide accompany the series. The family of one of the children has been receiving hate mail. She tells the art teacher, Mr. Williams, who is very understanding about why she does not want to do the class assignment to paint their feelings. When hate messages are written on the wall of the school, the children band together to clean it off
The Quest for freedom( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 16 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
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
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
Breakthrough : profiles of scientists of color( Visual )

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

Opens with recreation of young Valerie Taylor working with her father in his engineering business. Continues showing each scientist in a typical day's work: Valerie Taylor (Afro-American woman) is researching computer models at Northwestern University; Richard Tapia (Mexican-American) is a mathematician at Rice University; Freda Porter-Locklear (Lumbee Indian) is a mathematician at Pembroke State University and does post-doctoral research at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Reading rainbow( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 11 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
ABC News Nightline( Visual )

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

"The five-part 'America in Black and White' series launches an on-going feature of 'Nightline, ' ... Everything ultimately boils down to context; and to be blunt, whites and African-Americans are exposed to a different context from childhood on ... Nightline's 'America in Black and White' series will encompass long-form documentary reports from Koppel, town meeting style discussions, and field interviews."--Excerpt from the Peabody Awards entry form for 1996
Rock & roll( Visual )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rock & roll is a ten-part history of the music from its beginnings in the 1950's up to the present. This landmark series, which anchored the fall 1995 PBS schedule, treats what is arguably the single most influential and pervasive American musical form of the past forty years. Far from a simple compilation of pop artists and film clips, the series focused on the innovators in the musical history--not only major artists, but also songwriters, producers, session musicians, engineers and others who had an impact on the evolution of the music"--1995 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt
Reading rainbow( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Program-Synopsis: The show Follow the Drinking Gourd explores an infamous chapter in America's history. As host LeVar Burton celebrates the road to freedom paved by the Underground Railroad, he introduces viewers to the history, heroes, stories and music of the African-American culture which emerged from slavery"--1993 Peabody Awards form entry excerpt. Through drawings, music, and re-enactments, this program looks at slaves and slavery and the story of the underground railroad, as told in the story, Follow the drinking gourd. The drinking gourd was representative of the Big Dipper, which runaway slaves were told to follow on their journey north along the underground railroad. The program also includes songs performed by Sweet Honey in the Rock and Georgia Sea Island Singers, and recommended related books
Reading rainbow( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... host LeVar Burton explores how families who have recently come to the United States embrace more than one culture -- the traditions of their old world and the experiences of their new homeland. The program theme is introduced by the feature book, a touching story of a young Vietnamese woman who, when forced to flee her country, takes a lotus seed with her as a warm reminder of her past."--Excerpt from 1994 Peabody Awards entry form. Following the feature book, The lotus seed by Sherry Garland, several recent young immigrants tell about how their new lives in the United States differ from their native countries. Other books on similar topics are introduced by young readers: I'm new here by Bud Howlett, Halmoni and the picnic by Sook Nyul Choi, and Grandfather's journey by Allen Say
Race to freedom : the underground railroad( Visual )

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

"Atlantis Films is particularly proud of this Best Movie/Miniseries Cable ACE nominee. Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad is based on a little-recognized but extremely important part of U.S./Canadian history, when certain individuals, both black and white, stood up for their beliefs, putting their personal freedom on the line by helping gain the liberty of black slaves in the American South"--1994 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt
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
 
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