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  • The Long Black Freedom Struggle: African American Soldiers in WWI & Korea

    Adriane Lentz-Smith of Duke University and David Cline of Virginia Tech discuss the forgotten history of African-American participation in WWI and Korea, followed by a discussion facilitated by Robert Patrick, director of the Veterans History Project.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video - Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 2014-03-18
  • San Francisco's future /

    By mid-1916, after viewing the carnage in Europe, the United States saw itself poised with great reluctance on the edge of participation in World War I. Isolationism and anti-preparedness feeling remained strong in San Francisco, not only among radicals such as the International Workers of the Worlds ("the Wobblies"), but also among responsible labor leaders. At the same time, with the rise of Bolshevism ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1916
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    America goes to war--the home front--WWII. Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition / Catalog Record Only

    Americans work to produce war material quickly, but migration to the cities causes a huge housing shortage.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    America goes to war--the home front--WWII. Thanks for the memories / Catalog Record Only

    Entertainers and celebrities appear publicly in support of the war effort.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    Treasures III : social issues in American film, 1900-1934 / Catalog Record Only

    Anthology of 48 films from American film archives presents an array of features, short documentaries, newsreel segments, serial chapters, public service announcements, and cartoons exploring social issues during the years 1900 through 1934.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    World War I: American legacy / Catalog Record Only

    Tells the many forgotten stories of the men and women who served in the Great War from the summer of 1914 to November 1918, reminding Americans of their impact on our country that can still be felt today.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    The great ships. The PT boats / Catalog Record Only

    An examination of the WWII era PT (patrol torpedo) boat.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1996
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    Dead men's secrets. America and the mob: wartime friends / Catalog Record Only

    Officially, the cause was negligence. Unofficially, the authorities suspected it was the act of Nazi saboteurs. When the newly converted troop carrier, Normandie, caught fire in New York Harbor, the government had to take steps to prevent such setbacks from occurring again in the future. For decades, rumors have persisted that one of the steps they took was to "hire" the Mafia to make ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    America goes to war--the home front--WWII. It's been a long, long time / Catalog Record Only

    The war effort grinds to a halt, bringing vast social changes as the troops return home. Many veterans go to college, get married and move up economically to the middle class. The population migrations to cities and the increased role of the government during the war leave a lasting mark on American society.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    Warbirds of WWII. Catalog Record Only

    Examines four of America's top fighter planes and the roles they had in World War II.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    America goes to war--the home front--WWII. A string of pearls / Catalog Record Only

    With the nation's male population depleted, women take over many war industry jobs and join female branches of the armed services, but they often face discrimination and condescension.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    The birth of a race / Catalog Record Only

    After a biblical and historical prologue detailing the evolution of the idea of democracy through the creation, flood, the crucifixion of Christ, the discovery of America, the signing of the Declaration of Independenc and the Civil War, the present-day threat to this idea by autocratic powers is dramatized.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1919
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    Parren Mitchell oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project / Catalog Record Only

    The interview includes Parren Mitchell's memories of growing up in Baltimore and protesting segregated businesses with his brother Clarence. He recalls his army service in Italy during World War II and after attending Morgan State University, becoming the first African American graduate student at the University of Maryland. He discusses his election to U.S. Congress and sponsoring legislation to support African American businesses.

    • Contributor: Mitchell, Parren J.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2007
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    America goes to war--the home front--WWII. Sacrifices and shortages / Catalog Record Only

    Rationing goes into effect as certain items become necessary for the war effort.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    America goes to war--the home front--WWII. Accentuating the positive / Catalog Record Only

    Mail and entertainment are brought to the troops overseas.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    The world at war. On our way--U.S.A., 1939-1942 / Catalog Record Only

    Copyright: no reg. Minor change version: [With added prologue]. -- United States : D.L. Taffner, [1973?]. Video is a minor change version. Series producer, Jeremy Isaacs ; narrator, Laurence Olivier ; music, Carl Davis. Broadcast in the U.S. on PBS during the 1973-1974 season. Variety, 9/19/73. Reference sources used: Television programming source books, v. 3, p. N116; Film news, v. 32, no. 5, p. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1973
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    Ghosts of the sky / Catalog Record Only

    PA506-384 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: Ultra Point Five Video Productions, Inc. DCR 1989; PUB 12Dec89; REG 5Apr90; PA506-384. Copyright notice on video: Point-Five Video Productions, Collmer Aviation Video ; 1989. Narrator, Ray Norton ; cameras, Steve Palmer, Kurt Schneider, Kelly Smith, Andy House, Rick Stewart, Rick Leal ; editing, Kurt Schneider, Steve Palmer, Tim Wylie ; music, James Ferris ; executive producer, Jan Collmer. ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1988
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    Proud / Catalog Record Only

    The USS Mason entered WWII on a presumably doomed mission. The all African-American crew overcame the harsh realities of war abroad and segregation at home, and was finally honored for its heroism in 1994.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    America goes to war--the home front--WWII. While the storm clouds gather / Catalog Record Only

    On the heels of the Depression and the Blitzkrieg in Europe, the prospect of sending American troops overseas seemed imminent.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    America goes to war--the home front--WWII. Mood indigo--blacks and whites / Catalog Record Only

    Although some black entertainers are lionized, prejudice and discrimination remain in the U.S. Segregation in the armed forces mirrors life at home.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1990
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    Warbirds of WWII. Catalog Record Only

    Examines three of America's top fighter planes and the roles they had in World War II.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2006
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    Coming out under fire / Catalog Record Only

    Nine gay and lesbian veterans of WWII tell their stories in interviews which are combined with an array of declassified documents, photographs and archival footage

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 1972
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    Guadalcanal: the island of death / Catalog Record Only

    The first landing of American forces on a Japanese held island occured on Guadalcanal, August 7, 1942 and was the opening of a six month campaign to gain control of the lower Solomon Islands from the Japanese Empire.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2000
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    Edward Brooke oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project / Catalog Record Only

    The interview includes Edward Brooke's memories of growing up in Washington, D.C., attending Howard University and joining the army during World War II. He recalls attending Boston University Law School, his early career as a lawyer and his unsuccessful run for Massachusetts Secretary of State. He discusses his work as Attorney General of Massachusetts and as U.S. Senator, his identity as an African American ...

    • Contributor: Brooke, Edward W.
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004
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    Interview with OSSIE DAVIS and RUBY DEE / Catalog Record Only

    The Ossie Davis interview includes his memories of growing up in Georgia, attending Howard University and moving to Harlem where he joined the theater group Rose McClendon Players. He recalls his political activism in the 1930s, serving as an army nurse during World War II, and writing the play PURLIE VICTORIOUS. The Ruby Dee interview includes her memories of growing up in Harlem, her ...

    • Contributor: Davis, Ossie
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004