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Origins [electronic resource]

ABC News Productions
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
This program begins with the arrival of 20 enslaved Africans brought to Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619 and examines the impact of slavery on African Americans. C. Eric Lincoln, professor of philosophy and religion at Duke University and a noted authority on African-American religion, explains why African roots are important to African Americans and shows how the African cultural heritage-music, dance, art, blues, and storytelling-manifests itself in American life.
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46 min.
8 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 15, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
In Search of the Dream: A Story of the African American Experience
In search of the dream
  • Humans of a Different Order? (3:42)
  • Jamestown, an Africans' Point of Entry (2:21)
  • A Notion of Color (2:15)
  • "The Great Compromise" (4:37)
  • Images and Characterizations of Blacks (4:34)
  • Antipathy to Being African (3:57)
  • African Americans in Major Sports (3:14)
  • Blacks Tell Their Own Story (2:54)
  • Stories of the Black Experience (2:51)
  • A New African American Intellect (2:50)
  • A Struggle to Achieve (5:29)
  • African American Experience (4:11)
  • Credits: Origins (1:13)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], cuuuu
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  • 2985s Films Media Group
  • 2988 Films Media Group
1streaming video file (46 min.) : d., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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