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Smith, Llewellyn

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Most widely held works by Llewellyn Smith
Race : the power of an illusion( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[This series] challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups. This ... series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
Unnatural causes : is inequality making us sick? by California Newsreel (Firm)( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?"
American experience : reconstruction : the second Civil War( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tumultuous years after the Civil War (1863-77), America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and how to bring former slaves into the life of the country. Ayers talks about what form labor should take, rise of sharecropping, education for African Americans, threats to schoolteachers, reconstruction of government, fear of Negro rule
Reconstruction : the second Civil War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the tumultuous years after the Civil War during which America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and at the same time, how former slaves could be brought into the life of the country
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America. This series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography, riveting first-person accounts and defines the reality of slavery's past through insightful commentary
Herskovits at the heart of blackness( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary traces the career of Melville J. Herskovits, the pioneering American anthropologist of African Studies and controversial intellectual who established the first African Studies Center at an American university and authored The Myth of the Negro Past. Rarely seen archival footage, provocative animation, and unique photo montage re-enactments propel the story and interviews from leading scholars of race and culture forward
Forgotten genius( Visual )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of Percy Julian's scientific breakthroughs and a biography of his life with period reenactments based on newly opened family archives and interviews with dozens of colleagues and relatives
Poisoned waters( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2014, to reduce costs, city officials changed the source of Flint, Michigan's drinking water supply and as a result subjected its population to dangerous levels of lead contamination. This program looks at the logistics of the Flint water crisis and exposes vulnerabilities that exist in water systems throughout the county
Race : the power of an illusion by Llewellyn Smith( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race
Rebel : Loreta Velazquez, secret soldier of the American Civil War( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1861, at the outbreak of the American Civil War, a teenager from New Orleans headed to the front lines. Under the alias Harry T. Buford, he fought at First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a Confederate spy. By 1863, Buford was working for the Union. But Buford harbored a secret: he was really Loreta Velazquez, a Cuban immigrant from New Orleans
American denial( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his 1944 study of the 'Negro Problem' in America, Gunnar Myrdal posed a simple, disturbing question: How can Americans espouse a belief in liberty, equality and equal opportunity while enabling openly racist Jim Crow practices against black citizens? American Denial uses 'the Myrdal question' to probe and expose the power of denial and unconscious bias in what some have called a 'post-racial' America. The film's narrative cross-cuts between past and present, between Myrdal's investigation --and his own personal struggle with denial-- and 21st century stories of racial injustice that we overlook while insisting on the preeminence of the ideals of liberty, justice and equality. The film's original artwork and photo-montage reenactments brings viewers face-to-face with racist 'stop and frisk' practices, our incarceration crisis, and racially patterned poverty. The film introduces psychological testing that reveals white implicit bias toward African Americans, as well as African American's negative attitudes toward themselves. Historians, psychologists, sociologists and Myrdal's family members offer expert insight, but also share their own personal, unsettling stories. The result is a film that challenges our assumptions about who we are and what we really believe, while illuminating a pattern of racial oppression that we have actively recreated throughout history to the present moment -- while just as actively denying its consequences."--Publisher
The raising of America : early childhood and the future of our nation( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first documentary series to explore how a strong start for all our kids can lead to a healthier, more prosperous and more equitable America"--Container
The raising of America : early childhood and the future of our nation( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Raising of America Series is a five-part documentary series that explores the question: Why are so many children in America faring so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation's future? How might we, as a nation, do better? The series investigates these questions through different lenses: What does science tell us about the enduring importance of early life experiences on the brain and body? What it is like to be a parent today? And what policies and structures help or hinder the raising of healthy, happy and compassionate children? The Signature Hour covers all three of these issues. The four subsequent episodes each dive in for a closer look. Recent studies underscore repeatedly how a child's earliest surroundings and interactions shape the developing brain, building the foundations for life-long emotional, intellectual and even physical health and development. Exposure to a nurturing or adverse environment in the early years affects how we think, feel and relate to others as we age, our capacities for empathy, impulse control and even love. When parents are pressed for time, money and resources, their babies pay the price. Child well-being in the U.S. has fallen to 26th out of 29 rich nations. An increasing number of children grow up with learning, behavioral and physical health challenges. But our kids' health is not all that's at risk, researchers argue. By squeezing young families and under-investing in early childhood we are also under-developing America. If we want children to do better in school and in life--and the nation to prosper--we can't wait until they enter kindergarten. The studies are many, they are strong and they are persuasive. Yet little or no popular media until now have translated these scientific findings into a compelling new story capable of changing the way parents, practitioners, policy makers and the public think about society's responsibilities and interest in these first crucial years. The conventional default explanations of child development--good vs. bad parents, genetics and cultural dysfunction--still predominate. Perhaps not coincidentally, little progress has been made in improving outcomes for America's children. The Raising of America seeks to spark a first-ever national conversation which asks: what can be done to better assure the conditions all babies and young children need to thrive? Will the U.S. squander its own future, or will it invest in its youngest children and their families?
Gaining Ground : Building Community on Dudley Street( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gaining ground, a follow-up to the award-winning documentary Holding Ground (1996), shows how one diverse Boston neighborhood has stemmed the tide against enormous odds. In the midst of the economic meltdown, Gaining Ground explores the innovative, grassroots organizing efforts of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) in Boston. DSNI was created 25 years ago when the community had been devastated by bank redlining, arson-for-profit and illegal dumping, and has become one of the preeminent models for community-based change. Over the course of two years, we watch a new generation of leaders working to prevent foreclosures and bring jobs and opportunities for young people to one of the city's most diverse and economically challenged neighborhoods
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part series documenting the struggles of the African people in America, ranging from 1450 through the abolition of slavery in 1865
The house we live in by Llewellyn Smith( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode three focuses on how institutions shape and create race, giving different groups vastly unequal life chances. After WWII, whiteness increasingly meant owning a home in the suburbs, aided by discriminatory federal policies. European "ethnics," blended in to reap the advantages of whiteness while African Americans and other nonwhites were locked out. Advances have been made since the Civil Rights Movement but the playing field is still not level
Race, the power of an illusion( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs that human beings come divided into a few distinct groups. A look at why race is not biologically meaningful yet nonetheless very real
Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the bough breaks: "African American infant mortality rates remain twice as high as for white Americans. African American mothers with college degrees or higher face the same risk of having low birth-weight babies as white women who haven't finished high school. How might the chronic stress of racism over the life course become embedded in our bodies and increase risks?" -- Container insert
Reconstruction : the second Civil War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the tumultuous years after the Civil War during which America grappled with how to rebuild itself, how to successfully bring the South back into the Union and, at the same time, how former slaves could be brought into the life of the country
Percy Julian : forgotten genius( Visual )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and career of chemist Percy Julian through archival material, dramatic re-enactments, and interviews with historians and scholars
 
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