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James, Dante J.

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Slavery and the making of America( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode one opens in the 1620s with the introduction of 11 men of African descent and mixed ethnicity into slavery in New Amsterdam. Working side by side with white indentured servants, these men labored to lay the foundations of the Dutch colony that would later become New York. There were no laws defining the limitations imposed on slaves at this point in time. Enslaved people, such as Anthony d'Angola, Emmanuel Driggus, and Frances Driggus could bring suits to court, earn wages, and marry. But in the span of a hundred years, everything changed. By the early 18th century, the trade of African slaves in America was expanding to accommodate an agricultural economy growing in the hands of ambitious planters. After the 1731 Stono Rebellion (a violent uprising led by a slave named Jemmy) many colonies adopted strict "black codes" transforming the social system into one of legal racial oppression
A. Philip Randolph : for jobs & freedom( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of the African American labor leader, journalist, and civil rights activist, A. Philip Randolph. Randolph won the first national labor agreement for a black union, The Sleeping Car porters. His threat of a protest march on Washington forced President Roosevelt to ban segregation in the federal government and defense industries at the onset of WW II and again he forced Truman to integrate the military. Finally with the 1963 March on Washington, Randolph succeeded in placing civil rights at the forefront of the nation's legislative agenda as he passed the torch to Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes music of the labor and civil rights movements
Marian Anderson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of virtuosa Marian Anderson from the time she sang spirituals as a child at the Union Baptist Church in Philadelphia to the beginning of her classical career in Europe in the 1930's, her return to the United States, her eventual appearance at the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955 (the first black person to perform there), to her retirement in 1965, "a national treasure."
Politics : the new Black power( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1960s, "Black power" was an angry cry for recognition. Today, it is a force with genuine strength. Black politicians are taking leadership roles throughout the country, shaping policy and wielding new-found power. Features Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder, Baltimore Mayor Kurt Schmoke and Democratic National Committee Chairman, Ron Brown, as well as former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young and the Reverend Jesse Jackson
Slavery and the making of America : vol. 2( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 2. From the 1740s to the 1830s, the institution of slavery continued to support economic development. As the slave population reproduced, American planters became less dependent on the African slave trade. Ensuing generations of slaves developed a unique culture that blended elements of African and American life. Episode two follows the paths of several African Americans, including Thomas Jefferson's slave Jupiter, Colonel Tye, Elizabeth Freeman, David Walker, and Maria Stewart, as they respond to the increasingly restrictive system of slavery. At the core of this episode is the Revolutionary War, an event which reveals the contradictions of a nation seeking independence while simultaneously denying freedom to its black citizens
Harlem à Montmartre by Dante J James( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "Harlem à Montmartre explore l'irruption du jazz américain dans le Paris des Années folles, une ère fascinante de l'histoire culturelle franco-américaine. Ce film retrace la genèse du jazz à Paris, au lendemain de l'armistice de la Première Guerre Mondiale. Dans la capitale française de l'entre-deux-guerres, l'art de ces musiciens noirs américains, soldats restés en Europe, s'épanouit librement à l'abri de la ségrégation raciale qui sévit outre-Atlantique. Pendant les deux décennies suivantes, ils créent une communauté sociomusicale d'expatriés dans le quartier de la Butte Montmartre."
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the African-American religious experience during the last three centuries from the early African slaves, through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Era, and into the 21st century. Explores the struggle of African-Americans in their faith and how it became a force for social, political and cultural change in the United States
This far by faith. African-American spiritual journeys( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the African-American religious experience during the last three centuries from the early African slaves, through the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Era, and into the 21st century. Explores the struggle of African-Americans in their faith and how it became a force for social, political and cultural change in the United States
America's war on poverty( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses historical clips of Aaron Henry (Pres., Mississippi NAACP), President Johnson, Sargent Shriver, Fannie Lou Hamer (Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party), Frank Smith (Child Development Group of Mississippi), Senator Stennis, among others. Interviews with people who lived through the controversy of establishing Headstart programs in Mississippi. Sen. Stennis obstructed funding for schools for the poor and for Afro-Americans
 
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Marian Anderson
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