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African American perspectives

Repository: California Newsreel

Collection Description (CRHP): The following documentaries specifically address the civil rights movement:

"At the River I Stand," 1993
"The Black Press: Soldiers without Swords," 1998
"Brick by Brick: A Civil Rights Story," 2008
"Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin," 2002
"February One," 2004
"Freedom on My Mind," 1994
"Hoxie: The First Stand," 2003
"Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power," 2005.
"Ralph Bunche: An American Odyssey," 2001.
"REVOLUTION ’67," 2007
"The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow," 2002
"The Road to Brown," 1990
“Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968,” 2009
“SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference,” 2011
“The Strange Demise of Jim Crow,” 1998

Collection Description (Extant): The critically acclaimed African American video resources in this collection are themselves testimony to the richness, diversity, dynamism, and universality of the African American experience. Their insights into the social forces and racialized structures, as well as the people, cultures and events, which have shaped the U.S. from slavery to the present are unmatched, providing a rich context for understanding and confronting the structural racism as well as the prejudices that haunt us still.

Access Copy Note: Clips are available and DVDs can be purchased on the website. Extra footage from the documentaries may be held in other repositories or private collections of the individual filmmakers.

Collection URL: http://newsreel.org/African-American-Documentary External Link

Date(s): 1990-

Digital Status: Partial

Language: English

Related Archival Items: See the David Appleby videotape collection on Hoxie, Arkansas for more footage from "Hoxie: The First Stand," and the Steve Ross documentary interviews collection for more footage from "At the River I Stand." Both collections are at the University of Memphis Special Collections.

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights.

Subjects:

African American press
Black power
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka
Bunche, Ralph J. (Ralph Johnson), 1904-1971
Civil rights demonstrations--North Carolina
Discrimination in housing
Gay activists
Mississippi Freedom Project
Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979
Riots--New Jersey--Newark
Rustin, Bayard, 1912-1987
Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
School integration--Arkansas
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)

Genres:

Interviews
Videorecordings

 

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