Item Details

The Bicycle Corps [videorecording]: America's Black Army on Wheels

written & produced by Gus Chambers ; Montana PBS
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
"In 1897, the U.S. Army theorized that the newly developed 'safety' bicycle could replace the horse as means of troop transport. As a result, the 25th Infantry established a Bicycle Corps to test the overall practicality of military cycling. Twenty African-American soldiers put their bicycles, their bodies and the Army's theory to the test with a 2000-mile ride from Montana to St. Louis, Missouri. The Bicycle Corps: America's Black Army on Wheels chronicles their journey through the eyes of two black sergeant who guided and motivated the men."--container.
Release Date
2000
Run Time
60 min.
Language
Closed captioned
ISBN
0780633253
Credits
Camera, Ray Ekness ... [et al.] ; gaphics/animation, Chris Wheeler ; research, Linda Bailey, Gus Chambers, Jack Rowan ; narrator, James Woodill ; music, Nancy Cooper ... [et al.]
Published
[S.l.] : PBS Home Video, c2000.
Publisher no.
B8374 PBS Home Video
Description
1 videocassette (60 min) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
VHS.
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