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SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Civil Rights DVDs

The A.C.L.U a history c1998

This program, with commentary from Oliver North, Dave Barry, and Molly Ivins, traces the tumultuous history of the ACLU from its inception by founder Roger Baldwin, through dozens of legal challenges over the past century, including the Scopes trial, the 1930s labor strikes, Japanese internment, the HUAC hearings and blacklisting, the Vietnam war crimes trials, the American Nazi Party's bid to march in Skokie, Illinois, and others. Baldwin's story is interwoven throughout. 1 videodisc (57 min.)

MEDIA 10-4275

 

Adam Clayton Powell 2009

Richard Kilberg, Phyllis Garland, Yvonne Smith, Julian Bond, Channel Four Films (Firm), Cine Information, Inc, RKB Productions, Docurama (Firm), and New Video Group

A look at the most influential and flamboyant civil rights leader in America from the 1930s through the 1950s. From his emergence as a pastor of Harlem's Abyssinian Baptist Church, to his riotous political climb and eventual ruin. He had an illustrious but controversial career. He had multiple marriages, taunted the white establishment, his desegregation of Congress, and his shameful smearing of Martin Luther King Jr. 1 videodisc (ca. 54 min.)

MEDIA 10-2040  2-1382

 

After the black book 2005

Grace Barnes, Erik Fabergat, and Cinema Guild

In April of 1999, Chilean journalist Alejandra Matus wrote The Black Book of Chilean Justice, an exposé of the Chilean judicial system. One day after the book's release, she learned that it would be banned and that she would be arrested under Article 6(b) of the State Security Law, an "insult" or "desacato" law under which it is a crime to publicly criticize a powerful person, whether the statements are true or false. Alejandra received political asylum in Miami, working to change a law that made freedom of expression a criminal offense. In May, 2001, President Ricardo Lagos signed into law the derogation of Article 6(b) of the State Security Law. In July, 2001, Alejandra Matus returned from exile. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-1155

 

Amandla! a revolution in four part harmony 2003, c2002

Desireé Markgraaff, Lee Hirsh, Sherry Simpson Dean, Vusi Mahlasela, Jeremy Cronin, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba , Sophie Mgcina, Dolly Rathebe, Sifiso Ntuli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Duma Ka Ndlovu, Kwela Productions (Firm), Bomb Films (Firm), Home Box Office (Firm), Cinemax Documentary Films (Firm), Ford Foundation, South African Broadcasting Corporation, and Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm)

Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

DANA 43, 10-609

 

Berkeley in the sixties 2002, 1990

Through interviews with participants and archival footage, presents a history of Berkeley, California in the 1960s.  This film captures the decades events, the birth of the Free Speech Movement, civil rights marches, anti-Vietnam War protests, the counter-culture, the women's movement, and the rise of the Black Panthers.  Dramatic archival footage interwoven with present-day interviews and 18 songs from the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Joan Baez, The Band, and the Jefferson Airplane. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-4495

 

Between two fires torture and displacement in Northern Uganda c2006

Francis Odongyoo, Stephen Lamony, Hakima Abbas, Human Rights Focus, and Witness (Organization)

"Through the personal stories of IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) torture survivors, Between Two Fires advocates for official acknowledgment of abuses, redress for torture survivors, and the strengthening of national mechanisms to end the use of torture"--Container. 1 videodisc (14 min.)

MEDIA 10-1818

 

Bill Moyers journal: Campaign ads: The new gilded age c2008

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Nell Irvin Painter, Bill D Moyers, Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and Films Media Group

[Campaign ads] Bill Moyers and Kathleen Hall Jamieson analyze the campaign trail in the lead up to potentially decisive primaries. [New gilded age] Bill Moyers and historian Nell Irvin Painter examine what history reveals about the current state of inequality in America. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-1585

 

Blood done sign my name 2010

Rick Schroder, Nate Parker, Lela Rochon, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Mari Stuart, Jeb Stuart, Nick Searcy, Afemo Omilami, Michael Rooker, Steve Mason, Timothy B Tyson, Image Entertainment (Firm), and Real Folk Productions

Recounts the aftermath of the murder of Henry Marrow, a 23-year-old African-American Vietnam veteran who was killed by a prominent white businessman and his grown sons in Oxford, North Carolina. Responding to the crime and the sham trial that followed, many young African-American men took to the streets, engaging in riots and vandalism. Marrow's cousin, Benjamin Chavis, decided that the best way to protest the government was a peaceful march on the state capitol. 1 videodisc (128 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2900

 

Eyes on the prize America's civil rights movement 2006

Henry Hampton, Judith Vecchione, Steve Fayer, Juan Williams, Orlando Bagwell, Callie Crossley, James A DeVinney, Madison Davis Lacy, Paul Jeffrey Stekler, Jacqueline Shearer, Sam Pollard, Sheila Curran Bernard, Terry Kay Rockefeller, Thomas Ott, Louis Massiah, Julian Bond, Blackside, Inc, PBS Video, and WGBH Video (Firm)

Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty. 7 videodiscs (120 min. each)

MEDIA             MEDIA 10-809 v.1 - 10-809 v.7   2-4154 to 2-4167

 

A family gathering 2006?

Lise Yasui, Katherine Kline, Ann Tegnell, Long Bow Group, and Center for Asian American Media

Lise Yasui, a third-generation Japanese-American woman, searches for her family history and for understanding of their internment. Focuses on her grandfather Masuo Yasui of Hood River Valley, Oregon, who, after living in the United States for thirty years, was arrested by the FBI as a potentially dangerous alien five days after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. 1 videodisc (ca. 53 min.)

MEDIA 10-1259

 

Freedom on my mind 2004

Connie Field, Marilyn Mulford, Michael Chandler, Rhonnie Lynn Washington, Mary Watkins, Clarity Educational Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Revisits the Mississippi freedom movement in the early 1960s when a handful of idealistic young activists believed they could change history -- and did. In 1964, organizers of the voter registration drive, fearing for their lives and hoping to attract the nation and federal government to their plight, recruited 1,000 mostly white college students from around the country to join them for Freedom Summer. Three students were murdered but the drive succeeded in signing up 80,000 members, mostly poverty-stricken sharecroppers, maids and day-laborers who confronted jail, beatings and even murder for the right to vote. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2316

 

Freedom riders  2011

Stanley Nelson, Laurens Grant, Raymond Arsenault, PBS Distribution (Firm), Firelight Media, and  WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)

This inspirational documentary is about a band of courageous civil-rights activists calling themselves the Freedom Riders. Gaining impressive access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, it chronicles a chapter of American history that stands as an astonishing testament to the accomplishment of youth and what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organize against all odds. 1 videodisc (114 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3232

 

Fundi the story of Ella Baker 1981

Shows the work of Ella Baker, a little-known organizer in the civil rights movement of the past fifty years. Documents the struggle of Black people for justice and equality. 1 videocassette (48 min.)

MEDIA 10-3556

 

"I have a dream ..." the life of Martin Luther King, Jr 2009

"This documentary, originally produced for CBS News, includes portions of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's most famous speech as it tells the story of this dedicated man's life and the forces that brought him to leadership of his people. Using news footage from the civil rights movement of the 1950's and '60's, 'I have a dream' illustrates a watershed era of U.S. history and highlights the philosophies and ideals that Dr. King came to exemplify."--Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 33 min.)

MEDIA 10-5139

 

James Baldwin the price of the ticket 2004?

Presents a look at the life and influence of author James Baldwin, at once a major twentieth century American author, a Civil Rights activist and, for two crucial decades, a prophetic voice calling Americans, Black and white, to confront their shared racial tragedy. Through interviews with writers and friends, this documentary captures the passionate intellect and courageous writing of a man who was born Black, impoverished, gifted and gay. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-4062

 

July '64 2006?

Carvin Eison, ImageWordSound (Firm), Independent Television Service, WXXI (Television station : Rochester, N.Y.), California Newsreel (Firm), and National Black Programming Consortium

In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York--the culmination of decades of poverty, joblessness and racial discrimination and a significant event in the Civil Rights era. Using archival footage and interviews with those who were present, the film explores the genesis and outcome of these three nights. 1 videodisc (54 min)

MEDIA 10-753

 

Lives worth living 2011

Documents the Disability Rights Movement with narrations from the leaders and the story of Fred Fay who survived spinal cord injury when he was 16. 1 videodisc (ca. 54 min.)

MEDIA 10-5171

 

The long walk home 1991

Whoopi Goldberg, Sissy Spacek, Dwight Schultz, Edwin C Atkins, Howard W Koch, Dave Bell, and Richard Pearce

Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman, who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson (Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek). When Odessa honors the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott by walking an exhausting nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam's racist husband (Dwight Schultz) and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. 1 videocassette (98 min.)

MEDIA     DANA 10-3375 1014

 

Mama C urban warrior in the African bush c2012

"Tells the story of Charlotte O'Neal--or Mama C as she is known-- poet, musician, visual artist, spoken word artist and ex-member of the Kansas City Black Panther Party. Mama C, whose life was formed growing up in the artistically and politically vibrant atmosphere of the African American community in Kansas City, has lived for more that forty years in the Tanzanian village of Imbaseni in the shadow of Mount Meru"--Container. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-4296

 

Marriage equality Byron Rushing and the fight for fairness 2011

"Archival footage and photos are interwoven with contemporary interviews to illuminate the pivotal Massachusetts state constitutional convention on same sex marriage and connecting the lesbian and gay marriage equality movement with the black civil rights movement. At the center of the story is ... Byron Rushing, a man of strong faith and a veteran of the civil rights movement who took the campaign for same sex marriage into African American communities."--Container. 1 videodisc (17 min.)

MEDIA 10-4273

 

Missing lives disappearances and impunity in the North Caucasus 2007

1 videodisc (DVD) (14 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2521

 

Neshoba the price of freedom 2010

Micki Dickoff, Tony Pagano, and First-Run Features (Firm)

Neshoba: the price of freedom tells the story of a Mississippi town still divided about the meaning of justice, 40 years after the murders of civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, an event dramatized in the Oscar-winning film Mississippi Burning. Although Klansmen bragged about what they did in 1964, no one was held accountable until 2005, when the State indicted preacher Edgar Ray Killen, an 80-year-old notorious racist and mastermind of the murders. Through exclusive interviews with Killen, intimate interviews with the victims' families, and candid interviews with black and white Neshoba county citizens still struggling with their town's violent past, the film explores whether the prosecution of one unrepentant Klansman constitutes justice and whether healing and reconciliation are possible without telling the unvarnished truth--Container. 1 videodisc (87 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3488

 

Of civil wrongs and rights the Fred Korematsu story 2006

Eric Paul Fournier, Dorka Keehn, Shirley Nakao, Ken Korematsu, Bond Bergland, Michael Becker, Fred Korematsu Film Project, Docurama (Firm), and New Video Group

In 1942, Fred Korematsu was an average 23-year-old California native working as a shipyard welder. But when he refused to obey Executive Order 9006, which sent 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into internment camps, he became something extraordinary -- a civil rights champion. This film follows Korematsu's story from the moment he first resisted confinement to the hard-won victory he finally achieved 39 years later, with the help of a new generation of Japanese-American activists seeking vindication and the assurance that such a terrible injustice would never occur again. This is the striking story of an ordinary man's courageous actions, which demonstrates the power of ordinary citizens to rise up against injustice. 1 videodisc (ca. 70 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3374

 

A place of rage 200-?

Prominent black women comment upon experiences of African American women, upon racial discrimination and its effects upon the American culture and make suggestions which they hope will improve the future. Includes historical footage of civil rights movement in the 1960s. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-4289

 

Reflections unheard black women in civil rights "Archival footage and in-depth interviews with former members of organizations including Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and the Black Panther Party reveal how black women mobilized, fought for recognition, and raised awareness of how sexism and class issues affected women of color within and outside The Black Power Movement and mainstream feminism."--WMM website. 1 videodisc (81 min.)

MEDIA 10-5506

 

Revolution '67 2007

Jerome Bongiorno, Marylou Bongiorno, Independent Television Service, P.O.V. (Firm) , American Documentary, Inc, WSKG Public Broadcasting, and Bongiorno Productions, Inc

"Focuses on the explosive urban rebellion which erupted in Newark, New Jersey, in July 1967; a tragedy caused by similar problems that sparked race riots across America.  The film takes viewers on a daily chronicle of events, including the calling in of the State Police and National Guard, their occupation of the city and use of unnecessary firepower.  Final toll: 26 dead"--Container. 1 videodisc (173 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 363      10-1093

 

Slavery by another name c2012

Sam Pollard, Sheila Curran Bernard, Laurence Fishburne, Douglas A Blackmon, TPT National Productions, Two Dollars and a Dream (Firm), and PBS Home Video

Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force. 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3421

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 10: Moving on Mississippi: "We had to be strong" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Owen H Brooks, Brenda Travis, Hollis Watkins, Lawrence Guyot, Michael Paul Sistrom, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 10: Not unexpectedly, some of the Southern Movement's most vivid stories are found in Mississippi. Panelist Lawrence Guyot, former Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), insists that Mississippi is the state that "made the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee." This panel features the first-personal accounts of some of the Movement's most unsung heroes and heroines. The significance and impact of the MFDP forms an important part of the discussion. 1 videodisc (80 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2690

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 11: Alabama: "Turning to ourselves" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Ruby Sales, Gloria House, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Willie Ricks, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 11: Lowndes County, Alabama, where SNCC consciously organized an independent Black political party in 1966, played an especially important role in for empowerment of Black citizens and the development of the organization. SNCC's success in Lowndes County --one of its least known achievements -- is discussed. 1 videodisc (86 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2691

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 12: Southwest Georgia: "Do you want to be free" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Charles Sherrod, Shirley Sherrod, John Perdew, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 12: This panel discusses the Southwest Georgia Project, one of SNCC's earliest and most significant campaigns. Project Director, Charles Sherrod gives a vivid description of dealing with fear in rural terrain that was as vicious and violent as any place in Mississippi. This session concludes an appearance by Shirley Sherrod who recounts her recent victorious effort to win compensation for black farmers long discriminated against by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. 1 videodisc (75 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2692

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 13: Arkansas, Cambridge, MD, Danville, VA: "Everybody say freedom" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Avon Rollins, Bill Hanson, Ivanhoe Donaldson, Matthew Jones, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 13: Panelists reflect on the events in Danville -- the "Last Capital of the Confederacy" -- where SNCC engaged in dramatic protest against segregation and experimented with economic challenge. The panel discusses the significant and unique struggle in Cambridge, Maryland where the protests were led by an older woman from a prominent family. In addition to fighting to end segregation, Cambridge's agenda included health care, housing and work-force issues. Arkansas may have been the only place in the South where SNCC was invited in by a semi-official organization. 1 videodisc (83 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2693

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 14: The impact and influence of SNCC on American society, 1960-1968 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Vincent Harding, Charles M Payne, Taylor Branch, Clayborne Carson, Tom Hayden, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 14: Panelists present insights on SNCC drawn from their years of careful study of the Southern Freedom Movement. Clayborne Carson, author of "In Struggle: SNCC and the Awakening of Black America," describes the outbreak of sit-ins as the "beginning of a new period of struggle." Charles Payne, (whose book, "I've Got the Light of Freedom" is a definitive work on Mississippi's freedom struggle), says "SNCC convinced people they could step into roles they had never played before." SNCC's national impact was great, the panel agrees, but author Taylor Branch wonders why the organization's importance remains so little-recognized. 1 videodisc (116 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2694

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 15: What was SNCC? How did It evolve over the years? Why did It cease to exist? 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Joyce A Ladner, Timothy Lionel Jenkins, Cleveland Sellers, Zohorah Simmons, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 15: This panel probes the complex evolution of SNCC: the radicalizing effect of its style of grassroots organizing, its disillusionment with establishment politics, the attacks on SNCC by former liberal allies and more conservative black civil rights organizations, and the government's COINTELPRO assault. SNCC's own political naiveté is also discussed. Panelists include SNCC veterans from different eras in the organization's history. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2695

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 16: Political impact of SNCC, 1964 to 1984 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Ivanhoe Donaldson, Courtland Cox, Julian Bond, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 16: SNCC's impact on elections across the nation is still little known, but the changes unfolding in the South helped accelerate an emerging black electoral surge in America. Ivanhoe Donaldson explains how Julian Bond's successful campaign for a seat in the Georgia state legislature resulted in a call for assistance from Richard Hatcher who would win his campaign to become Mayor of Gary, Indiana. Courtland Cox uses the "regime change" resulting from SNCC's work in Lowndes County, Alabama as a case study. 1 videodisc (94 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2696

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 17: Luncheon Keynote: Harry Belafonte, "Why can't our children find us?" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Harry Belafonte, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 17: Harry Belafonte challenges SNCC members to resist sinking into sentimentalism but instead ask "What can we do with our lives using that same kind of commitment and determination to continue the important work of transforming the United States into a 'more perfect' union?" Belafonte holds up his new organization, the Gathering for Justice, which consists of an intergenerational group of activists, as a model. He implores SNCC Veterans to join the organization and ask themselves "Where are we, who are we talking to, and what are we talking about?". 1 videodisc (65 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2697

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 23: The Black church and black struggle 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Bernard LaFayette, Nelson Johnson, David Forbes, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 23: The Black church was born in struggle in the midst of slavery, and despite laws and vigilante actions targeting it for destruction the church has not only survived, but has played a sustained and central role over more than 300 years of Black struggle in America. This panel of Black churchmen, with very active audience participation, reflects and examines the historical role of the church, its specific role in the Movement of the 1960s, and the lessons of that struggle for today . 1 videodisc (89 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2703

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 24: Highlander, SSOC and organizing in the white community: "We knew that we were not free" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Bob Zellner, Sue Thrasher, Sharlene Kranz, Margaret Lauren Herring, Candie Carawan, Ed Hamlett, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.) , 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and  California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 24: Though Black-led and powered by the energy of the Black population, Whites have always been part of the Southern Freedom Movement. Indeed, as all the panelists note, in its largest sense the southern struggle was not just for Black-only freedom. Three "White" organizations were of particular importance to SNCC: The Highlander Center founded in the 1930s to begin addressing the needs of poor Appalachian Whites embraced the civil rights struggle providing one of the few southern sites for integrated discussion and planning; the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF) which reflected a White southern radical organizing tradition and was one of SNCC's earliest supporters; and finally, the Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC), young White southerners who took seriously SNCC's call for Whites to organize White communities. The panel discusses the work of all these organizations as well as the remarkable success of the Washington, DC-based Jews for Urban Justice organization which also developed in response to SNCC's work. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2704

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 26: Plenary: Joyce Ladner 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Joyce A Ladner, Courtland Cox, Dorie Ladner, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 26: Joyce Ladner is introduced by her sister Dorie Ladner. Both were deeply involved with SNCC in Mississippi. Joyce and Dorie's parents were like many African American parents in that they understood how to survive under Jim Crow and constantly worried about the welfare of their children. Nevertheless, the Ladners taught their children not to accept insult and, in their own way, acted as a supportive rearguard. NAACP Mississippi Field Secretary Medgar Evers was a profound influence on both Ladner sisters. Joyce Ladner traces her roots in the tiny Black community of Palmers Crossing to civil rights activism. 1 videodisc (62 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2706

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 28: Luncheon keynote: Congressman John Lewis, "Stand up and make some noise" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, John Lewis, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference proceedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 28: John Lewis, Chair of SNCC from 1963 to 1966, has been a member of Congress for 24 years. Jailed 40 times and badly beaten several times during civil rights protests, Lewis became deeply involved with the sit-in movement. "We did what young people do so well," says Lewis. "We got in the way." His address is filled with reminiscence, acknowledging old friends in SNCC and invoking the Movement martyrs. His years in Congress and the election of Barack Obama, says Lewis, does not negate the need to continue the struggle. "You're not too old to fight, to push. It's in your blood, in your DNA. Stand up and make some noise.". 1 videodisc (53 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2708

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 29: Luncheon keynote: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, "The nation's in your debt" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Eric Himpton Holder, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference proceedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 29: According to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the first Black Attorney General of the United States, There is a "direct line" from the 1960 lunch counter sit-in that took place in Greensboro, North Carolina to the election of President Barack Obama in 2008. Both Holder and Mr. Obama are "beneficiaries" of SNCC's work. The Attorney General acknowledges that the United States still suffers from racial inequality in everything from unemployment rates to the length of prison terms. "There is still work to be done.". 1 videodisc (28 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2709

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 3: From student activists to field organizers 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Charlie Cobb, Jean Wheeler Young, Charles McDew, Dorie Ladner, Wendell Paris, Wazir Peacock, Harry Belafonte, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 3: The most remarkable aspect of the civil disobedience and sit-ins of the 1960s was the leadership of young people. Importantly, young activists were challenging other young people to join them, and also challenging established civil rights organizations to speed up the pace of their efforts. Their commitment and energy led to the grassroots organizing work that defined the freedom movement of the 1960s. In this session, panelists discuss their deepening involvement with the Southern Movement as grassroots community organizers. Harry Belafonte makes an unscheduled appearance in the session. 1 videodisc (66 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2683

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 31: The Cradle to prison pipeline 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Benetta Standly, Crystal Mattison, Carrie Richburg, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference proceedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 31: One third of the prison population is Black; one sixth is Latino. Seven million children have a parent in prison. Fourth grade reading scores are being used to project prison needs in some states. Every day 192 children are arrested for violent crimes; 393 are arrested daily on drug charges. This panel traces the path to prison that many minority children begin traveling in early childhood. Carmen Perez, now involved with The Gathering for Justice organized by Harry Belafonte, vividly portrays the gang world that surrounded her childhood in a community outside of Los Angeles, saying how "lucky" she was to have someone "invest" in her. The panelists discuss inspiration from SNCC in their efforts to tackle the issues confronting them today. 1 videodisc (91 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2711

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 4: SNCC builds an organization 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Betty Garman Robinson, Judy Richardson, Margaret Lauren Herring, Tamio Wakayama, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 4: This session presents a behind-the-scenes look at the people and elements that kept SNCC running as an organization. The panelists, former SNCC staffers (many of whom also worked "in the field" as well), represent some of the glue that held SNCC together as an organization. Their work was vital in addressing communications to transportation and the provision of other resources for SNCC members. 1 videodisc (77 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2684

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 5: The Raleigh civil rights movement 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Cash Michaels, McLouis Clayton, George Clyde Debnam, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and  California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 5: Just 12 days after the Greensboro, North Carolina sit-in of February 1, 1960, students attending Shaw University and Saint Augustine College in Raleigh, North Carolina began sitting in at lunch counters. This panel of local leaders provides a close-up look at the sit-in movement in the city of SNCC's birthplace, and the segregation existing there in the 1940s and 50s. 1 videodisc (78 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2685

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 6: Luncheon Keynote: Rev. James Lawson, "We have not yet arrived" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, James M Lawson, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 6: At SNCC's founding conference in 1960 it was Rev. James Lawson who captured the political imagination of the students. In this address Lawson outlines his belief in the continuing value and necessity of non-violent struggle for social change and justice. "The power and energy of the 1960s movement is needed for the 21st century,". 1 videodisc (41 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2686

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 7: The societal response to SNCC 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Larry Rubin, John Doar, Timothy Lionel Jenkins, Peniel E Joseph, Dorothy Zellner, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 7: This panel and audience discussion considers the complex response to SNCC by the general public and specific sections of society. SNCC's work inspired many students, and the organization found considerable support in groups like the National Student Association and the Students for a Democratic Society. Within this discussion, a larger question is also raised and considered: What should we do today? 1 videodisc (79 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2687

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 8: Up South: "We raised money, we raised hell" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, William Strickland, Fannie Rushing, Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez, D'Army Bailey, Julie Poussaint, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 8: This panel explores the evolution of SNCC organizing that took place above the Mason-Dixon line. Panelists discuss how support groups originally formed to provide money and other assistance for the Southern movement found themselves increasingly involved in local protests and political struggles. 1 videodisc (81 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2688

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 9: More than a hamburger 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Kathleen Cleaver, Gwen Patton, Leah Wise, Doris Dozier Crenshaw, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 9: At SNCC's 1960 founding conference, Ella Baker encouraged the students to recognize that their struggle was "bigger than a hamburger" in reference to the original narrow goals of desegregating lunch counters. As the students' consciousness deepened, SNCC took on broader issues of civil liberties, red baiting, the Vietnam War, women's issues, and in a large way embraced struggles for liberation and empowerment around the world. The panel begins with a discussion on the evolution of SNCC's organizing goals and concludes with a conversation on the need to stay engaged in contemporary political struggles. 1 videodisc (89 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2689

 

Stokely Carmichael, Roundhouse, London, 22 July 1967 2013?

In July 1967, Stokely Carmichael attended the Congress on the Dialectics of Liberation, an international gathering of leftwing activists and intellectuals held at the Roundhouse in London. At this historically important event, Carmichael gave two speeches and fielded questions from an often antagonistic audience, addressing black power, civil rights, black nationalism and post-colonialism.  During the first, he shares the stage with Allen Ginsberg. In between, a gathering of young white teens discuss their own opinions on what occurred during his first speech. 1 videodisc (59 min.)

MEDIA 10-4477

 

An unlikely friendship c2002

Diane Bloom, Florence Gray Soltys, Lewis Lipsitz, Ann Atwater, C. P Ellis, and In-Focus (Firm)

In July 1971, as the Southern city of Durham, N.C., struggled to cope with the racial upheaval of desegregation, community leaders gathered to discuss civic and school conditions.  The 10-day meeting was co-chaired by Ann Atwater, an activist representing the Black community, and C.P. Ellis, who was one of the 10 Exalted Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).  By the end of the congress, Ellis had publicly destroyed his KKK membership card, and he and Atwater -- who had disliked him on sight -- had forged a friendship that endures to this day. 1 videodisc (45 min.)

MEDIA 10-1883

 

The witness from the balcony of room 306 2009

Samuel Billy Kyles, Adam Pertofsky, Steve Yedlin, Sarah Bleakley, David Brodie, and National Civil Rights Museum

The film chronicles the final days and hours of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as told through the eyes of his contemporary, Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles, who stood on the balcony with Dr. King when he was slain that fateful day at the Lorraine Motel in 1968. It follows Dr. King's efforts to gain community support for the striking sanitation workers in 1968 and the famous marches through Memphis. It contains stirring details about conversations with Dr. King moments before his passing. The 32-minute documentary short includes exclusive, never before seen commentary and interviews with Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, Civil Rights Leader and former Executive Director of the NAACP, Mrs. Maxine Smith, Executive Secretary, NAACP Memphis Branch and Taylor Rodgers, one of the original sanitation workers who marched alongside King and Kyles, among others. 1 videodisc (32 min.)

MEDIA 10-1999

 

Writ writer c2008

Susanne Mason, Jesse Borrego, Passage Productions, Independent Television Service, Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm) , and New Day Films

Documents the remarkable transformation of Fred Arispe Cruz, from a barrio delinquent on drugs to the hero of the prison reform movement in Texas. Coming of age at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Cruz landed in prison for robbery in 1961. Horrified by the rampant brutality of prison life, he studied law religiously and wrote a string of lawsuits against the prison system. His pen and writs of habeas corpus--along with help from a "lady lawyer" sent to assist the poor--shook the prison system to its core, and launched the historic prisoners' rights movement in Texas. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-2200

 

The Yes Men fix the world c2009

Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Doro Bachrach, Ruth Charny, Laura Nix, Reggie Watts, Yes Men (Activist group), ARTE France, Common Decency, LLC, and Bullfrog Films

The Yes Men again pull off one bold prank after another in an effort to raise political consciousness. Posing as top executives of giant corporations, they lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world's most outrageous pranks. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-1995

 

Young, Muslim, and French c2004

Kathleen Hughes, Micah Fink, Stephen Segaller, Pamela Hogan, Andy Halper, Jay O Sanders, Mishal Husain, Fawad A Gerges, and WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

France's recent decision to ban the wearing of traditional Muslim headscarves (hijab) in public schools--a law widely perceived by Muslims to be an undemocratic expression. Wide Angle explores this conflict in the town of Dammarie-les-Lys. Also featured is the local high school principal, Ghislaine Hudson, a member of the commission charged with reviewing the use of religious symbols. Professor Fawaz Gerges also discusses secularism in France. Unemployment and the economic plight of the French Muslim minority and lack of social integration is also discussed. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1866         2-7705

 

Zindagi na milegi dobara 2011

Ritesh Sidhwani, Farhan Akhtar, Zoya Akhtar, Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Shankar Ehsaan Loy (Musical group), Eros International (Firm), and Excel Entertainment (Firm)

"Three friends decide to turn their fantasy vacation into reality after one of their number becomes engaged"--IMDb. 2 videodiscs (154 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3410

Civil Rights DVDs (continued)

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 28: Luncheon keynote: Congressman John Lewis, "Stand up and make some noise" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, John Lewis, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference proceedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 28: John Lewis, Chair of SNCC from 1963 to 1966, has been a member of Congress for 24 years. Jailed 40 times and badly beaten several times during civil rights protests, Lewis became deeply involved with the sit-in movement. "We did what young people do so well," says Lewis. "We got in the way." His address is filled with reminiscence, acknowledging old friends in SNCC and invoking the Movement martyrs. His years in Congress and the election of Barack Obama, says Lewis, does not negate the need to continue the struggle. "You're not too old to fight, to push. It's in your blood, in your DNA. Stand up and make some noise.". 1 videodisc (53 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2708

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 29: Luncheon keynote: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, "The nation's in your debt" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Eric Himpton Holder, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference proceedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 29: According to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the first Black Attorney General of the United States, There is a "direct line" from the 1960 lunch counter sit-in that took place in Greensboro, North Carolina to the election of President Barack Obama in 2008. Both Holder and Mr. Obama are "beneficiaries" of SNCC's work. The Attorney General acknowledges that the United States still suffers from racial inequality in everything from unemployment rates to the length of prison terms. "There is still work to be done.". 1 videodisc (28 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2709

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 3: From student activists to field organizers 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Charlie Cobb, Jean Wheeler Young, Charles McDew, Dorie Ladner, Wendell Paris, Wazir Peacock, Harry Belafonte, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 3: The most remarkable aspect of the civil disobedience and sit-ins of the 1960s was the leadership of young people. Importantly, young activists were challenging other young people to join them, and also challenging established civil rights organizations to speed up the pace of their efforts. Their commitment and energy led to the grassroots organizing work that defined the freedom movement of the 1960s. In this session, panelists discuss their deepening involvement with the Southern Movement as grassroots community organizers. Harry Belafonte makes an unscheduled appearance in the session. 1 videodisc (66 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2683

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 31: The Cradle to prison pipeline 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Benetta Standly, Crystal Mattison, Carrie Richburg, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.),  50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference proceedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 31: One third of the prison population is Black; one sixth is Latino. Seven million children have a parent in prison. Fourth grade reading scores are being used to project prison needs in some states. Every day 192 children are arrested for violent crimes; 393 are arrested daily on drug charges. This panel traces the path to prison that many minority children begin traveling in early childhood. Carmen Perez, now involved with The Gathering for Justice organized by Harry Belafonte, vividly portrays the gang world that surrounded her childhood in a community outside of Los Angeles, saying how "lucky" she was to have someone "invest" in her. The panelists discuss inspiration from SNCC in their efforts to tackle the issues confronting them today. 1 videodisc (91 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2711

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 4: SNCC builds an organization 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Betty Garman Robinson, Judy Richardson, Margaret Lauren Herring, Tamio Wakayama, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 4: This session presents a behind-the-scenes look at the people and elements that kept SNCC running as an organization. The panelists, former SNCC staffers (many of whom also worked "in the field" as well), represent some of the glue that held SNCC together as an organization. Their work was vital in addressing communications to transportation and the provision of other resources for SNCC members. 1 videodisc (77 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2684

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 5: The Raleigh civil rights movement 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Cash Michaels, McLouis Clayton, George Clyde Debnam, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.),  50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 5: Just 12 days after the Greensboro, North Carolina sit-in of February 1, 1960, students attending Shaw University and Saint Augustine College in Raleigh, North Carolina began sitting in at lunch counters. This panel of local leaders provides a close-up look at the sit-in movement in the city of SNCC's birthplace, and the segregation existing there in the 1940s and 50s. 1 videodisc (78 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2685

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 6: Luncheon Keynote: Rev. James Lawson, "We have not yet arrived" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, James M Lawson, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 6: At SNCC's founding conference in 1960 it was Rev. James Lawson who captured the political imagination of the students. In this address Lawson outlines his belief in the continuing value and necessity of non-violent struggle for social change and justice. "The power and energy of the 1960s movement is needed for the 21st century,". 1 videodisc (41 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2686

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 7: The societal response to SNCC 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Larry Rubin, John Doar, Timothy Lionel Jenkins, Peniel E Joseph, Dorothy Zellner, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 7: This panel and audience discussion considers the complex response to SNCC by the general public and specific sections of society. SNCC's work inspired many students, and the organization found considerable support in groups like the National Student Association and the Students for a Democratic Society. Within this discussion, a larger question is also raised and considered: What should we do today? 1 videodisc (79 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2687

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 8: Up South: "We raised money, we raised hell" 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, William Strickland, Fannie Rushing, Elizabeth Sutherland Martínez, D'Army Bailey,  Julie Poussaint, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 8: This panel explores the evolution of SNCC organizing that took place above the Mason-Dixon line. Panelists discuss how support groups originally formed to provide money and other assistance for the Southern movement found themselves increasingly involved in local protests and political struggles. 1 videodisc (81 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2688

 

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference: Volume 9: More than a hamburger 2011

Natalie Bullock Brown, Kathleen Cleaver, Gwen Patton, Leah Wise, Doris Dozier Crenshaw, SNCC Legacy Project, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.), 50th Anniversary Conference, Ascension Productions, and California Newsreel (Firm)

Conference prodeedings of veteran and youth activists gathered at Shaw University in North Carolina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization which formed the vanguard of the Civil Rights Movement. Volume 9: At SNCC's 1960 founding conference, Ella Baker encouraged the students to recognize that their struggle was "bigger than a hamburger" in reference to the original narrow goals of desegregating lunch counters. As the students' consciousness deepened, SNCC took on broader issues of civil liberties, red baiting, the Vietnam War, women's issues, and in a large way embraced struggles for liberation and empowerment around the world. The panel begins with a discussion on the evolution of SNCC's organizing goals and concludes with a conversation on the need to stay engaged in contemporary political struggles. 1 videodisc (89 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2689

 

An unlikely friendship c2002

Diane Bloom, Florence Gray Soltys, Lewis Lipsitz , Ann Atwater, C. P Ellis, and In-Focus (Firm)

In July 1971, as the Southern city of Durham, N.C., struggled to cope with the racial upheaval of desegregation, community leaders gathered to discuss civic and school conditions.  The 10-day meeting was co-chaired by Ann Atwater, an activist representing the Black community, and C.P. Ellis, who was one of the 10 Exalted Grand Cyclops of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK).  By the end of the congress, Ellis had publicly destroyed his KKK membership card, and he and Atwater -- who had disliked him on sight -- had forged a friendship that endures to this day. 1 videodisc (45 min.)

MEDIA 10-1883

 

The witness from the balcony of room 306 2009

Samuel Billy Kyles, Adam Pertofsky, Steve Yedlin , Sarah Bleakley, David Brodie, and National Civil Rights Museum

The film chronicles the final days and hours of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as told through the eyes of his contemporary, Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles, who stood on the balcony with Dr. King when he was slain that fateful day at the Lorraine Motel in 1968. It follows Dr. King's efforts to gain community support for the striking sanitation workers in 1968 and the famous marches through Memphis. It contains stirring details about conversations with Dr. King moments before his passing. The 32-minute documentary short includes exclusive, never before seen commentary and interviews with Reverend Samuel Billy Kyles, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, Civil Rights Leader and former Executive Director of the NAACP, Mrs. Maxine Smith, Executive Secretary, NAACP Memphis Branch and Taylor Rodgers, one of the original sanitation workers who marched alongside King and Kyles, among others. 1 videodisc (32 min.)

MEDIA 10-1999

 

Writ writer c2008

Susanne Mason, Jesse Borrego, Passage Productions, Independent Television Service, Latino Public Broadcasting (Firm), and New Day Films

Documents the remarkable transformation of Fred Arispe Cruz, from a barrio delinquent on drugs to the hero of the prison reform movement in Texas. Coming of age at the dawn of the Civil Rights Movement, Cruz landed in prison for robbery in 1961. Horrified by the rampant brutality of prison life, he studied law religiously and wrote a string of lawsuits against the prison system. His pen and writs of habeas corpus--along with help from a "lady lawyer" sent to assist the poor--shook the prison system to its core, and launched the historic prisoners' rights movement in Texas. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-2200

 

The Yes Men fix the world c2009

Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Doro Bachrach, Ruth Charny, Laura Nix, Reggie Watts, Yes Men (Activist group), ARTE France, Common Decency, LLC, and Bullfrog Films

The Yes Men again pull off one bold prank after another in an effort to raise political consciousness. Posing as top executives of giant corporations, they lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world's most outrageous pranks. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-1995

 

Young, Muslim, and French c2004

Kathleen Hughes, Micah Fink, Stephen Segaller, Pamela Hogan, Andy Halper, Jay O Sanders, Mishal Husain, Fawad A Gerges, and WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

France's recent decision to ban the wearing of traditional Muslim headscarves (hijab) in public schools--a law widely perceived by Muslims to be an undemocratic expression. Wide Angle explores this conflict in the town of Dammarie-les-Lys. Also featured is the local high school principal, Ghislaine Hudson, a member of the commission charged with reviewing the use of religious symbols. Professor Fawaz Gerges also discusses secularism in France. Unemployment and the economic plight of the French Muslim minority and lack of social integration is also discussed. 1 videodisc (60 min.)

MEDIA 10-1866         2-7705

Civil Rights

Ain't scared of your jails, 1960-1961 1995

Orlando Bagwell and Julian Bond

Presents college student involvement in the civil rights movement. The program focuses on four related stories: the lunch counter sit-ins of 1960; the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); the impact of the movement on the 1960 presidential campaign, and the freedom rides of 1961. 1 videocasette (ca. 60 min. )

MEDIA 2-4164

 

Alice Paul, crusader for equality 1990

Alice Paul, Kent Manahan, and Janice Selinger

Details the life and works of Alice Paul, Equal Rights Amendment author. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-5445

 

Amandla! a revolution in four part harmony 2003, c2002

Desireé Markgraaff, Lee Hirsh, Sherry Simpson Dean, Vusi Mahlasela, Jeremy Cronin, Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba , Sophie Mgcina, Dolly Rathebe, Sifiso Ntuli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Duma Ka Ndlovu, Kwela Productions (Firm), Bomb Films (Firm), Home Box Office (Firm), Cinemax Documentary Films (Firm), Ford Foundation, South African Broadcasting Corporation, and Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm)

Tells the story of black South African freedom music and the central role it played against apartheid. Specifically considers the music that sustained and galvanized blacks for more than 40 years. Focuses on the struggle's spiritural dimension named for the Xhosa word for "power". An uplifting story of human courage, resolve and triumph. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

DANA 43, 10-609

 

America's battlegrounds 1994

Dave Iverson and Nolan Lehman

Tells the stories of some of the countless struggles-- in city streets, and courtrooms, as well as on the battlefield-- that shaped American history. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-4001

 

America's Victoria remembering Victoria Woodhull 1996

Victoria Weston, Kate Capshaw, and Robert Mayer Evans

A chronicle of the life of Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to campaign for US President in 1872. America's Victoria combines rare archival images, Woodhull's own words (read by Kate Capshaw), and interviews with contemporary feminists to present a portrait of Victoria Woodhull. 1 videocassette (52 min.)

MEDIA 2-186

 

American gypsy a stranger in everybody's land 1999

Jasmine Dellal, Ian F Hancock, and William A Duna

America is home to one million Gypsies, or Rom, whose rich culture has long been mysterious to outsiders. A flamboyant Romani leader -- defying widely held stereotypes and his own people's code of secrecy -- invites the viewer into this world when it comes under threat. He leads us through the history of his people through civil rights courts, Las Vegas casinos and beyond. 1 videocassette (80 min.)

DANA 1439

 

Ancestors in the Americas Chinese in the frontier west, an American story 1998

Loni Ding and Pat Morita

Chronicles the arrival of the Chinese during the 1850s to 1880s in California during the Gold Rush period and their subsequent settlement in the Western states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota. Includes the history of their labor, community building and activism for justice and equality in the courts of mid-19th century America. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1547 2-5070

 

At the river I stand 1993

David Appleby, Allison Graham, Steven John Ross, and Paul Winfield

Documentary of two 1968 events in the civil rights movement--the sanitation workers strike in Memphis, Tennessee and the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Shows how the black community, local civil rights leaders, and AFSCME mobilized behind the strikers in mass demonstrations and a boycott of downtown businesses. 1 videocassette (ca. 58 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 378 2-5662

 

Back to the movement, 1979-1983 1995

Madison Davis Lacy, James A DeVinney, and Julian Bond

Examines two cities : one in the South, the other in the North.  In Miami, Florida, viewers witness the destruction of a Black community. In the North, we see how Harold Washington gets elected as Chicago's first Black mayor.  The series ends with a look back at the people who made the movement a force for change in America. 1 videocasette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 2-4161

 

Between two fires torture and displacement in Northern Uganda c2006

Francis Odongyoo, Stephen Lamony, Hakima Abbas, Human Rights Focus, and Witness (Organization)

"Through the personal stories of IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) torture survivors, Between Two Fires advocates for official acknowledgment of abuses, redress for torture survivors, and the strengthening of national mechanisms to end the use of torture"--Container. 1 videodisc (14 min.)

MEDIA 10-1818

 

Bill Moyers journal: Campaign ads: The new gilded age c2008

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Nell Irvin Painter, Bill D Moyers, Public Affairs Television (Firm), WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and Films Media Group

[Campaign ads] Bill Moyers and Kathleen Hall Jamieson analyze the campaign trail in the lead up to potentially decisive primaries. [New gilded age] Bill Moyers and historian Nell Irvin Painter examine what history reveals about the current state of inequality in America. 1 videodisc (54 min.)

MEDIA 10-1585

 

Brother outsider the life of Bayard Rustin 2002

Bayard Rustin, Nancy D Kates, Bennett L Singer, and Erik Todd Dellums

One of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King and A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the March on Washington, intelligent, gregarious and charismatic, Bayard Rustin was denied his place in the limelight for one reason -- he was also gay. This is a film biography of his life. 1 videocassette (84 min.)

MEDIA 2-6000

 

Carved in silence Felicia Lowe

Documentary about Chinese immigration to the United States and the discriminatory U.S. immigration policy toward Asians. Tells the dramatic story of Angel Island where Chinese Americans were detained and vigorously questioned for sometimes up to three years before being allowed to enter the country. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

MEDIA 2-3913

 

The Century 1999

Peter Jennings and Linda Garmon

This program examines the Civil Rights Movement and the last few years of Martin Luther King's life. 1 videocassette (46 min.)

DANA 1884

 

Children of Zapata 1994

Frances-Mary Morrison

Looks at the Zapatista National Liberation Army's struggle to attain justice for the Maya Indians of Chiapas, who have been ruthlessly marginalized by the Mexican government and live in grinding poverty.  A 1994 revolt by Zapatista guerrillas briefly succeeded in occupying four towns and focusing world attention on the abuses of power in Mexico. 1 videocassette (24 min.)

MEDIA 2-2550

 

Colombia's guerilla war 1999

Jan Thielen

This program combines newsreel and documentary footage of life and death in Colombia's rural districts, cities, and guerrilla camps with interviews to explore the roots and results of the 20th century's longest guerrilla war. Members of Bogota's Institute of Political Studies, the Red Cross, the Church, army officers, guerrillas, politicians, and some of the 1.5 million refugees air their views on the terror and the tragedy of a nation divided. 1 videocassette (53 min.)

MEDIA 2-5575

 

Conversation with Peter Rodino 1988

Peter W Rodino

Interview with Democratic Congressman Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Interview covers his involvement in the Civil Rights movement and his political carreer. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 81

 

The Darklight of dawn 1986

Edgardo Reyes and Gillian Brown

Documentary on military oppression and the human rights situtation in Guatemala. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-3089

 

David Halberstam's the fifties. Volume 6, The rage within. The road to the sixtiesh[videorecording] 1997

David Halberstam, Tracy Dahlby, Alex Gibney, Nancy Button, and Edward Herrmann

The rage within: America in the fifties is finally forced to examine issues of racial discrimination. The road to the sixties: Shows American involvement with fast cars, fast food, the space race, the rise of Fidel Castro in Cuba and a rising restlessness as the country moves toward the next decade. 1 videocassette (ca. 100 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-3632 2-6175

 

Engineering from the inside out 1996

Eric Stange and Andre Braugher

Profiles engineers of color Hector Medina, Steve Gray, and Michael Spencer. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-3982

 

Evening the odds is title IX working? 1999

In 1972, Title IX was established, a civil rights act that prohibits gender discrimination at any school that receives federal funds. In this program, Elisabeth Brackett, of WTTW in Chicago, goes to Indiana University -- alma mater of Olympic diving medalists Lesley Bush and Cynthia Potter - to investigate higher education's Title IX track record in the area of sports. The IU administration is working diligently to meet Title IX conditions by creating new athletics programs and spreading out scholarship dollars more evenly between male and female athletes. But a USA Today survey found that only seven Division 1 schools have met the Title IX standards for gender equity. IU does not expect to be in compliance until 2004, and the National Women's Law Center, which has filed complaints against a number of other schools for discriminating against female athletes in scholarship funding, is doing its best to speed up the process. 1 videocassette (12 min.)

MEDIA 2-5092

 

Eyes on the prize America's civil rights movement 2006

Henry Hampton, Judith Vecchione, Steve Fayer, Juan Williams, Orlando Bagwell, Callie Crossley, James A DeVinney, Madison Davis Lacy, Paul Jeffrey Stekler, Jacqueline Shearer, Sam Pollard, Sheila Curran Bernard, Terry Kay Rockefeller, Thomas Ott, Louis Massiah, Julian Bond, Blackside, Inc, PBS Video, and WGBH Video (Firm)

Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty. 7 videodiscs (120 min. each)

MEDIA             MEDIA 10-809 v.1 - 10-809 v.7   2-4154 to 2-4167

 

Filibuster birth struggle of a law 2003

William Peters, Vern Diamond, Eric Sevareid, Hubert H Humphrey, Strom Thurmond, CBS Television Network, CBS News , and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

Examines the stormy passage of Civil Rights Bill H.R. 7152 through the House of Representatives. Filmed in 1964, it begins with a report on the controversial bill's history, from its introduction by John F. Kennedy to the eve of its debate on the Senate Floor. Following that report, Eric Sevareid moderates as Senators Hubert Humphrey and Strom Thurmon engage in a live television debate on the bill's merits. Film footage of John and Robert Kennedy, Justice Dept. officials Nicholas Katzenbach and Burke Marshall, President Lyndon Johnson and the racial clashes of the early 60s captures the tensions that surrounded this most comprehensive civil righs law since Reconstruction. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-307

 

Frederick Douglass when the lion wrote history 1994

Orlando Bagwell, Charles S Dutton, and Alfre Woodard

Archival materials and autobiographical writings are used to present the life story of Frederick Douglass, an escaped slave whose freedom was bought by supporters he met on a speaking tour in England, who became a journalist, publisher, diplomat and a passionate leader in the early fight for civil rights. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

MEDIA  DANA 2-2741 2-4169 cassette 2 2-4170 cassette 3 2-4168 cassette 1     1557

 

Freedom on my mind  1994

Connie Field, Marilyn Mulford, Michael Chandler, and Rhonnie Lynn Washington

Documentary of the civil rights movement and the events surrounding the Mississippi Voter Registration Project of the early 1960's. Combines archival footage with contemporary interviews. 1 videocassette (110 min.)

MEDIA 2-5022

 

Fundi the story of Ella Baker 1981

Joanne Grant

Shows the work of Ella Baker, a little-known organizer in the civil rights movement of the past fifty years. Documents the struggle of Black people for justice and equality. 1 videocassette (48 min.)

MEDIA 2-3031

 

Generations of resistance 1979

Peter Davis and Motlatsi Motsoasele

Uses archival photographs, newsreel footage, and interviews to chronicle the quest by Black South Africans for economic viability and individual freedom. 1 videocassette (52 min. 21 sec.)

MEDIA  2-6494

 

George Wallace settin' the woods on fire 2000

Daniel McCabe, Paul Jeffrey Stekler, Randy Quaid, David G McCullough, Dan T Carter, Dan T Carter, and Steve Fayer

Four times governor of Alabama, four times a candidate for president, George Wallace was a fierce defender of Southern pride. This film through extensive archive footage and interviews presents the life of a man central to the civil rights years in the South, a lightening rod for controversy, a liberal judge who betrayed his principles for power, a politician who harnessed the anger lurking beneath American society to create a lasting conservative movement and a man ultimately reborn through suffering. 2 videocassettes (180 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-5086 cassette 1 2-5087 cassette 2

 

Half the people, 1970 1999

Alfre Woodard and Anne Moir

"Inspired by the successes of the Civil Rights Movement, women began to challenge discrimination on the basis of gender. The National Organization for Women was founded in 1966 to support full equality for women in America. In the boardroom and other bastions of male power, women pressed their demands with growing success."--Container. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA. MEDIA  MEDIA 1620         2-5635    2-4201a

 

Hate across America 1997

Harry Lewis and Mike Wallace

Examines the modern history of hate crimes in America going back to the 1964 murder of three civil rights workers by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi.  Traces the spread of hate crimes and groups beyond their traditional strongholds in the South and looks at the new face of hate: more polished, more seductive, disruptive and dangerous. Shows why such groups have turned away from attacking individuals to focus their attention on the federal government. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

DANA 1243

 

Homecoming sometimes I am haunted by memories of red dirt and clay 1999

Charlene Gilbert, Marsha J. Tyson Darling, Pete Daniel, Warren James, Ralph Paige, Clifford M Hardin, Robert Browne, Fannie Lou Hamer, Shirley Sherrod, James Lynmore, and Neal Leonard

A documentary film exploring the history of ownership of farm lands by African Americans from Reconstruction to the present day. Their struggle for land of their own pitted them against both the Southern white power structure and the federal agencies responsible for helping them. As part of Reconstruction, Congress alloted 45 million acres of land to former slaves but little land was ever actually distributed. Despite formidable obstacles one million African Americans, mostly former sharecroppers, managed to purchase over 15 million acres of land by 1910. 1 videocassette (56 min.)

MEDIA 2-5030

 

I am somebody 1970

Madeline Anderson, American Federation of Non-violence, and National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees

Focuses on the 1969 hospital strike in Charleston, S.C. The film reports on the coalition of labor and civil rights groups which joined forces to support the organizing drive of Local 1199, Drug and Hospital Union, to win recognition for hospital workers. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA D-113

 

I have a problem, Madam 1995

Maarten Schmidt, Thomas Doebele, and Bernard Neuhaus

A fascinating glimpse into a society where women are only now beginning to be heard in a traditionally male culture. Run by female lawyers, FIDA-Uganda has set up several legal aid centers for women in domestic trouble. With the help of a weekly radio show, the centers fill daily with women waiting to tell their stories. FIDA lawyers attempt to reconcile the women and their men in face to face meetings, even if it means traveling to isolated villages. The attitudes of both men and women are beginning to change, but this slow process sometimes leads to conflicts between offical and traditional law. 1 videocassette (59 min.)

MEDIA 2-3837

 

Ida B. Wells 1993

Rex Barnett, Clairmont Barnes, and Barbara Faison

Profiles the life and work of African-American journalist Ida B. Wells, who worked to stop lynchings and violence against Blacks. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

DANA 1257

 

The Inheritance 1965

Harold M Mayer, Millard Lampell, and Robert Ryan

Presents a view of America as seen through the eyes of its working people. Uses still photographs, as well as silent film and newsreel footage, accompanied by folk songs and popular music, to show conditions since 1900 as found in the sweatshops, coal mines, and weaving mills, and as evidence in the labor struggles of the thirties and the civil rights movement of the sixties. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-1865

 

Interview with Angela Davis 1970

Charles Hobson, Dan Fanelli, Marquita Jones, WABC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.), and American Documentary Films

Angela Davis speaks from prison shortly after her arrest in Dec., 1970. Panel discussion follows. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA D-87

 

John Brown's holy war 2000

Robert Kenner, David G McCullough, Joe Morton, and Ken Chowder

A look inside a complex man, farmer and warrior, family man and avenging angel, to reveal the man behind the legend.  He is the father of American terrorism-- and an inspiration to the Civil Rights movement.  More than 150 years after his execution, questions swirl around John Brown: was he a madman or a martyr? A bloodthirsty fanatic or a great American hero? Draws on interviews with historians and writers, including novelist Russell Banks, and stunning dramatic reenactments to trace one man's obsessive battle against human bondage. 1 videocassette (85 min.)

DANA. MEDIA  MEDIA 1774 2-5786  2-4329

 

July '64 2006?

Carvin Eison, ImageWordSound (Firm), Independent Television Service, WXXI (Television station : Rochester, N.Y.), California Newsreel (Firm), and National Black Programming Consortium

In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York--the culmination of decades of poverty, joblessness and racial discrimination and a significant event in the Civil Rights era. Using archival footage and interviews with those who were present, the film explores the genesis and outcome of these three nights. 1 videodisc (54 min)

MEDIA 10-753

 

Lakota woman 1994

Irene Bedard, Fred Berner, Mary Brave Bird, Tantoo Cardinal, Richard Erdoes, Pato Hoffmann, Bill Kerby, Frank R Pierson, Joseph Runningfox, August Schellenberg, Floyd Red Crow Westerman, and Hanay Geiogamah

"This is the inspiring, true story of the 1973 uprising that united Native Americans in their fight for survival.  One woman rises from ignorance and fear to meet the challenge of her proud heritage during a bloody seige in which 2,000 Native Americans stood their ground and vowed never to be silent again"--Container. 1 videocassette (113 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1160 2-2607

 

The Lemon Grove incident 1985

Paul Espinosa, Frank Christopher, Robert Alvarez, and Harold Cannon

"The struggle to end school segregation in usually linked to the 1954 Supreme Court case of Brown vs. the Board of Education.  However, many of the nation's earliest desegregation cases occurred in the American Southwest and they involved the children of Mexican immigrants.  This is the true story of one of those cases."--Opening credits. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5231

 

Lives together, worlds apart men and women in a time of change 2000

Jonathan Silvers, Beth Dembitzer, and Kathy Bates

Documentary film which chronicles the innovative campaigns and courageous individuals who work tirelessly to combat discrimination against women. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

MEDIA 2-5094

 

The long walk home 1991

Whoopi Goldberg, Sissy Spacek, Dwight Schultz, Edwin C Atkins, Howard W Koch, Dave Bell, and Richard Pearce

Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman, who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson (Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek). When Odessa honors the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott by walking an exhausting nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam's racist husband (Dwight Schultz) and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. 1 videocassette (98 min.)

DANA 1014

 

The long walk to freedom a Community Works project 2004

Tom Weidlinger, Ruth P Morgan, Marsha Thomas-Cooke, Community Works/California (Organization), Moira Productions, and Bullfrog Films, inc

Twelve civil rights activists share their experiences with San Francisco students. Includes brief video autobiographies of the activists and a section where students respond with questions, poetry, songs and essays. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

MEDIA 2-6990

 

The man who drove with Mandela 1999

Corin Redgrave, Greta Schiller, and Mark Gevisser

"In the early Sixties, Nelson Mandela traveled incognito across South Africa, organizing armed rebellion against the apartheid regime....[H]e was dressed as the chauffeur for an elegant, impeccably dressed white man. That man was Cecil Williams -- a leading Johannesburg theater director, a committed freedom fighter...and a gay man....The Man Who Drove with Mandela blends dramatized accounts of key incidents in Williams' life with archival footage, home movies, and contemporary interviews"--Container. 1 videocassette (ca. 55 min.)

MEDIA 2-5373<

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