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James, Dante J.

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Slavery and the making of America( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the history of slavery in the United States and the role it played in shaping the new country's development
This far by faith : African-American spiritual journeys( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 350 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
A. Philip Randolph : for jobs & freedom( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 316 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 WWII 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
Slavery and the making of America( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 179 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
Slavery and the making of America( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 3. One by one the Northern states, led by Vermont in 1777, adopted laws to abolish and phase out slavery. Simultaneously, slavery in the Southern United States entered the period of its greatest expansion. Episode three, which starts at the beginning of the 1800s, examines slavery's increasing divisiveness in America as the nation develops westward and cotton replaces tobacco as the country's most valuable crop. The episode weaves national events through the personal histories of two African American slaves -- Harriet Jacobs and Louis Hughes -- who not only managed to escape bondage, but also exposed the horrific realities of the slave experience in autobiographical narratives. These and other stories of physical, psychological, and sexual exploitation fed the fires of a reinvigorated abolitionist movement. With a diverse membership comprised of men and women, blacks and whites, and led by figures including Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, and Amy Post, abolitionist sentiment gathered strength in the North, contributing to the widening fissure and imminent break-up of the nation
Marian Anderson by Marian Anderson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 160 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."
Slavery and the making of America( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 4. Looks at Civil War and Reconstruction through the experiences of South Carolina slave Robert Smalls. It chronicles Smalls' daring escape to freedom, his military service, and his tenure as a congressman after the war. As the events of Smalls' life unfold, the complexities of this period in American history are revealed. The episode shows the transformation of the war from a struggle for union to a battle over slavery. It examines the black contribution to the war effort and traces the gains and losses of newly freed African Americans during Reconstruction. The 13th amendment abolished slavery in 1865, the 14th and 15th amendments guaranteed black civil rights, and the Freedmen's Bureau offered aid to former slaves throughout the 1870s. Yet simultaneously, the formation of militant groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan threatened the future of racial equality and segregation laws began to appear across the country. Slavery's eradication had not brought an end to black oppression
Slavery and the making of America( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 159 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
New Deal, New York by PBS Video( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first one hundred days in office, in a effort to stem the effects of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt created many new federal agencies giving jobs and relief to people and transforming the American landscape with public works projects. Nowhere was this transformation more apparent than in Mayor Fiorello La Guardia's New York City. Together Roosevelt and La Guardia expanded and redefined the role of government in the lives of the American people. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era
Mean things happening by PBS Video( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the American democracy of the 1930's two visions of liberty collided as working men and women battled landowners and factory managers for the right to join a union. On the tenant farms and in the steel factories working people asserted their citizenship in the midst of great economic turmoil and a tide of government reform. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era
Given a chance( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early 1965 is a critical period for President Johnson's war on poverty. The Office of Economic Opportunity's goal to have the poor themselves design and run anti-poverty programs attracts strong opposition from local and state governments. Head Start is created to provide poor children with adequate nutrition, health care and the educational advantages that other American children enjoy. Emphasizes the pioneering Head Start program in Mississippi
Politics : the new Black power( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 47 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
The doll by Wojciech J Has( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black barber living in post-Civil War Maryland finds himself shaving his father's killer, a deeply and outspokenly racist southern judge who has been invited to attend a local political rally
Liberty in the air( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
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
Slavery and the making of America by Dr. James Horton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This program examines the history of slavery in the United States and the role it played in shaping the new country's development
Harlem in Montmartre eine Geschichte des Jazz in Paris( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Great Depression by Mario M Cuomo( Visual )

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

Looks at America's struggle for democracy and capitalism during the worst economic crisis in its history, focusing on the grim reality of working at the Ford Motor Company, the effects of economic collapse in middle America on law and order, the impact of the New Deal especially in New York, grassroots challenges from both sides of the political spectrum to the New Deal, the efforts to organize workers in the farm and steel industries, the symbols of new hope presented by Joe Louis and Eleanor Roosevelt, and the decisive influence of World War II in ending the depression
 
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