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    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 ...
    • Contributor: Hearst, Phoebe Apperson - Rodiester, Claire - Rolph, James - Afi/Post (George) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 1916
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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 - Cline, David P. - Lentz-Smith, Adriane Danette - Patrick, Robert - American Folklife Center - Veterans History Project (U.S.) - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress) - Blacks in Government (U.S.). Library of Congress Chapter
    • Date: 2014-03-18
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    Oral History with Traditional Artist Flory Jagoda
    Oral history with traditional artist Flory Jagoda
    In this interview with Howard Bass, singer and composer Flory Jagoda discusses her family and her life before, during, and after the Second World War and the influence these experiences had on her singing and songwriting.
    • Contributor: Jagoda, Flory - Bass, Howard - American Folklife Center
    • Date: 2013-11-20
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    Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Use of Proverbs for Civil Rights For more than ten years Wolfgang Mieder has made the study of proverbs in political discourse one of his major research areas, particularly the role of proverbs at critical moments in American history. In this lecture he discusses his research for his most recent book, "Making a Way Out of No Way: Martin Luther King's Sermonic Proverbial Rhetoric" (2010). In barely 40 years of ...
    • Contributor: Mieder , Wolfgang - Mieder, Wolfgang
    • Date: 2011-02-10
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    We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns: The Kids Who Fought for Civil Rights in Mississippi As an illustrator and journalist, Tracy Sugarman covered the nearly one thousand student volunteers who traveled to the Mississippi Delta to assist black citizens in the South in registering to vote. Two white students and one black student were slain in the struggle, many were beaten and hundreds arrested, and churches and homes were burned to the ground by the opponents of equality. Yet ...
    • Contributor: Sugarman, Tracy - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2009-05-05
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    Joseph Echols Lowery oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Atlanta, Georgia, 2011-06-06.
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Lowery, Joseph (Joseph E.)
    • Date: 2011-06-06

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    African American History Month Celebration: National Visionary Leadership Project Showcase The Library of Congress celebrated African American History Month with its signature event--a showcase of the American Folklife Center's National Visionary Leadership Project (NVLP) Collection. The NVLP is a collection of oral life histories of extraordinary African American elders who have made significant contributions to American society, and the American Folklife Center is the official repository for these stories. The Library's signature event featured ...
    • Contributor: Various
    • Date: 2008-02-22
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    Thomas Walter Gaither oral history interview conducted by Joseph Mosnier in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2011-09-12. Thomas Gaither recalls growing up in Great Falls, South Carolina, attending Claflin College, and leading the college's National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) chapter. He remembers the student sit-ins in Orangeburg, South Carolina, joining the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and being arrested for protesting in Hollywood, Florida. He discusses organizing the Freedom Rides, his belief in nonviolence, and earning his ...
    • Contributor: Civil Rights History Project (U.S.) - Mosnier, Joseph - Gaither, Thomas Walter
    • Date: 2011-09-12

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    Curtis Bryant oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Curtis Bryant interview conducted by Renee Poussaint Catalog Record Only
    The interview includes Curtis Bryant's memories of growing up in McComb, Mississippi and attending the Prentiss Normal and Industrial Institute. He discusses working on railroads and becoming chairman of his union, which led to his involvement in the civil rights movement. He describes his participation in voter registration drives, the Mississippi Freedom Project of 1964 and harassment from the Ku Klux Klan.
    • Contributor: Bryant, Curtis C.
    • Date: 2006
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    This was America. Growing up / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: Boston Broadcasters, Inc. ; 1980. Photographs compiled by Martin W. Sandler, Sherry Reisner ; editing, David Teixeira ; director of cinematography, Ed Dadulak ; music by Robert Cavicchio, Edward Korvin. Host: William Shatner. Sources cited below list years of original syndication as 1978 and 1979; unable to determine in which year this program was first syndicated. Sources ...
    • Date: 1978
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    Wellstone! /
    Sometimes you have to start a fight to win one Catalog Record Only
    "Paul Wellstone was the charismatic Minnesota progressive who used grassroots organizing to get elected and give ordinary people a stake in government. His 3rd election campaign was cut short when his small plane crashed into the north woods of Minnesota just 11 days before the 2002 election. Wellstone! explores the origin of his politics, his controversial road to the United States Senate, his deep ...
    • Date: 2004
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    Jewish cooking in America with Joan Nathan. Immigrant stories /
    Immigrant stories Catalog Record Only
    Rose Zawid and her husband Jack survived the Holocaust in Poland. Eventually, they ran a highly popular kosher boarding house in Atlantic City, playing host to Jewish families and celebrities. Rose focused on the cooking and Jack saw to the guest accommodations. Some fifty years later, the business has evolved into a catering concern and Rose still focuses on the cooking. She shows Joan ...
    • Contributor: Nathan, Joan - Pinsky, Charles L. - Statman, Andy - Zawid, Rose - Gilkis, Ella - Maryland Public Television - Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) - Nathan (Joan) Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2002
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    The big build. The speakeasy /
    Speakeasy Catalog Record Only
    A 1920's 'Speakeasy' is built in the basement of a home in Chicago.
    • Date: 2005
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    This was America. A family album / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: BBI Productions ; Boston Broadcasters, Inc. ; 1979. Photographs compiled by Martin Sandler ; editing, David Teixeira ; director of photography, Tim Suhrstedt ; music by Robert Cavicchio, Dennis Larosee, John Kiehl. Host: William Shatner. Sources cited below list years of original syndication as 1978 and 1979; unable to determine in which year this program was first ...
    • Date: 1978
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    This was America. Gospel of wealth / Catalog Record Only Copyright: no reg. Copyright notice on video: Boston Broadcasters, Inc. ; 1979. Main title and opening credits lacking; main title from end credits. Photographs compiled by Martin W. Sandler ; [music by Robert Cavicchio, Edward Korvin, Ron Frangipane] ; editing, David Teixeira ; director of cinematography, Chip Proser. Host: William Shatner. Sources cited below list years of original syndiction as 1978 and 1979; unable ...
    • Date: 1978
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    Camera three. Looking at radio.
    Looking at radio. | Camera 3. Catalog Record Only
    Part one of a two-part series about the state of radio in a world of television. Hosted by the famous comedy team Bob and Ray, with examples of various kinds of radio shows in production and interviews with experts on the future of the medium. Film and photographs illustrate the golden age of radio that was pushed aside by television. Featured on this program: ...
    • Date: 1974
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    American justice. A soldier's secret
    Soldier's secret Catalog Record Only
    Host: Bill Kurtis. Sources used: copyright material; OCLC database, viewed July 15, 2010; WWW site, viewed July 15, 2010.
    • Contributor: Kurtis, Bill - Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
    • Date: 2004
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    Biography. Katharine Graham : pillar of the Post /
    A&E biography. Catalog Record Only
    Former Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham is profiled. Included: her childhood; her marriage to Philip Graham; her election in 1963 as head of the Post. Also: the Pentagon Papers story and the Watergate investigation.
    • Date: 1997
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    The American experience. Liberators--fighting on two fronts in World War II / Catalog Record Only Focuses on regiments of black soldiers during World War II and the racism to which they were subjected. Shows the horrors of the concentration camps from which the soldiers liberated other victims of racism--Jews, gypsies, etc. Uses both archival footage and interviews with former soldiers and concentration camp survivors.
    • Date: 1992
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    From swastika to Jim Crow / Catalog Record Only Before and during the Second World War Jewish scholars who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. faced an uncertain future. Confronted with anti-Semitism at major universities and a public distrust of foreigners, a surprising number secured teaching positions at historically Black colleges in the South. In many cases they formed lasting relationships with their students and had an important impact on the ...
    • Date: 2000
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    Charles Kimbrough oral history, National Visionary Leadership Project /
    Charles Kimbrough interview conducted by Lauren Parker | Interview with Charles Kimbrough Catalog Record Only
    The interview includes Charles Kimbrough's memories of growing up in rural Tennessee and his army service in Korea. He recalls attending Tennessee State A & I College, veterinary school at Tuskegee University and becoming the first licensed African American veterinarian in Tennessee. He also discusses his involvement in local branches of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in Tennessee and ...
    • Contributor: Kimbrough, Charles E.
    • Date: 2007
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    Look here. John L. Lewis /
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    Lewis, pioneer labor organizer and president of the United Mine Workers of America, talks about benefits for laborers that he has helped achieve, current labor problems with the AFL-CIO's ousting of the Teamsters union, his opinions on labor's leaders such as George Meany and Walter Reuther, and his opinions of the U.S. presidents who have been in office during Lewis' four decades as a ...
    • Date: 1958
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    A Show of force / Catalog Record Only PA470-437 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright: [Claimant, DCR and REG unknown] PUB 9Mar90; PA470-437. Copyright notice on film: Eurasia Investments Limited ; 1990. Co-producer, Fred Weintraub ; music, Georges Delerue ; director of photography, James Glennon. Amy Irving, Andy Garcia, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Duvall, Kevin Spacey. Based on the book Murder under two flags by Anne Nelson. Reference source used: Variety, 5/16/1990. Received: 7/26/90; ...
    • Date: 1990
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    The war on kids / Catalog Record Only "When victims of oppression are considered inherently inferior, little thought is given to the imposition of psychological abuse or the persistent and often capricious measures of establishing control. Even attitudes regarding physical punishment become morally blurred ... While many documentaries have shed light on the chronic educational famine of the inner-city child, there has been no film to date that deals with the inescapable ...
    • Date: 2009
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    Walt & El Grupo /
    Walt and El Grupo | Untold adventures Catalog Record Only
    For ten weeks in 1941, Walt Disney, his wife, and sixteen colleagues from his studio visited nations in South America to gather story material for a series of films with South American themes. This documentary uses this framing device to explore inter-American relations as Nazi influence was growing in South America, provide a rare glimpse into the artists who were part of the magic ...
    • Date: 2010