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African American Perspectives
The films in this collection provide the kind of critical analysis necessary for an appreciation and understanding of African American life and history. Included in this comprehensive set of documentaries are biographies of important literary and historical figures, films on significant historical events, urgent contemporary social issues and the enduring movements for racial justice. They are well-proven and effective resources for educators, student service providers, public libraries and community organizations. Discussion guides and transcripts are available for many of these titles.
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All African American Perspectives Titles
From Slavery to Jim Crow 
Foundations of the Freedom Struggle 
Turning Points of the Civil Rights Movement 
African American Culture 
Race Today and Tomorrow 
African American Culture 21 Titles Page:  1 , 2 , 3
LORRAINE HANSBERRY: SIGHTED EYES/FEELING HEART
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 118 minutes, 2017,  subtitled for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing
This is the first ever documentary on the life and work of author and activist Lorraine Hansberry whose classic play, A Raisin in the Sun influenced the representation of African Americans and changed the American theater forever. MORE...
BADDDDD SONIA SANCHEZ
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 91 minutes, 2015,  English SDH
(subtitled for the Deaf and hard-of-hearing)
BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez offers unprecedented access to the life, work and mesmerizing performances of renowned poet, educator and activist Sonia Sanchez who describes herself as a woman with razor blades between my teeth. MORE...
FURIOUS FLOWER - THE COMPLETE EDITION
Three-Year Site/Local Streaming - files provided and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 3 titles, 821 minutes total, 2015,  Series II and III come with English subtitle files
A multiple volume video collection constituting fourteen hours of once-in-a-lifetime readings by and encounters with leading African American poets. It is a compilation of the historic Furious Flower I (1994), Furious Flower II (2004) and Furious Flower III (2014) conferences MORE...
ALEX HALEY
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 50 minutes, Switzerland, 1992
The author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X and Roots discusses his life and work just before his death in 1992. MORE...
BLACK JOURNAL
23 episodes, 1968 to 1970
Black Journal is a landmark in American broadcast history, the first nationally-televised, regularly-scheduled African American public affairs program. Now, for the first time since their broadcast, its first two seasons (1968-1970), twenty-three episodes in all are available to students, scholars and the public directly through Alexander Street Press. They offer an unprecedented inside look at a pivotal period for the Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movements of the 1960s from the perspectives of the activists, journalists, and artists making the news and shaping opinion. MORE...
BLACK THEATER: THE MAKING OF A MOVEMENT
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 114 minutes, 1978
This film documents the history of the leading figures, institutions and events that transformed the American stage in the wake of Civil Rights activism. It includes interviews with Ossie Davis, Amiri Baraka, James Earl Jones and Ntozake Shange, and clips from many landmark plays. MORE...
BLACKING UP: HIP-HOP'S REMIX OF RACE AND IDENTITY
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 57 minutes, 2010,  
Explores tensions surrounding white participation in Hip-Hop. For some, it is an example of cultural progress. For others, it is just another case of cultural appropriation. MORE...
COLOR ADJUSTMENT
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 88 minutes, 1991
Marlon Riggs' study of how network television absorbed deep-seated racial conflict into the non-threatening formats of primetime television. Clips from Amos 'n' Andy, Good Times, Roots and The Cosby Show among others are intercut with interviews with producers, cultural critics and actors. MORE...
ETHNIC NOTIONS
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 56 minutes, 1987
Scholars shed light on the origins and consequences of anti-Black stereotypes in popular culture from the Antebellum period to the Civil Rights era. MORE...
FOR MY PEOPLE: THE LIFE AND WRITING OF MARGARET WALKER
DVD and DVD + 3-Year Site/Local Streaming and Three-Year Site/Local Streaming Renewal, 28 minutes, 1998,  
A literary biography of a seminal figure of 20th century American literature, Margaret Walker, who established one of the first Black Studies centers in the nation, and mentored the Black Arts movement of the 1960s. MORE...

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