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African American DVD'S at HMCPL
The Road to Memphis
In 1941 a black youth, sadistically teased by two white boys in rural Mississippi, severely injures one of them with a tire iron and enlists Cassie's help in trying to flee the state.
eyes on the prize america's civil rights years
The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today.
black history a retrospective by
Features the life, culture, and accomplishments of some of the most influential African Americans in history from the United States. From the oppression and hardship during the time of the Civil War to civil rights movements that paved the way to this country's first African-American president. A definitive retrospective of Black history in America.
two nations of black america
Publication Date: 2008 1998
There is a growing economic divide in black America. Today, America's black middle class is the largest in its history, yet roughly one-third of black America continues to live in poverty. This film measures the economic and social success of the civil rights movement and the gap between middle class and poor African-Americans through interviews with noted Afro-Americans and historical film footage.
martin luther king jr. black history month by
Publication Date: 2006
Focuses on Martin Luther King, Jr. who believed in peaceful protesting for civil rights. We visit King's birthplace, church and museums. At the Civil Rights Museum, you will see the Rosa Parks bus and a replica of the Woolworth lunch counter "sit-in."
we shall not be moved
This video examines the American Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of African-American churches. These churches provided moral and spiritual support as well as being critical and strategic centers for the movement.
for colored girls who have considered suicide
A "choreopoem" that portrays the visions and frustrations of six young women who are trying to come to terms with themselves and with being African-American.