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East Coast [electronic resource]: Ebony Towers

written and presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; directors, Daniel Percival and Mary Crisp
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
The existence of a small group of African Americans at the heart of the political establishment and at the pinnacle of corporate America is something that, just two decades ago, seemed unimaginable. How did they get there and what is the significance of their success? Beginning at Harvard, Gates travels to Washington, DC, and New York to ask if this new black power elite represents genuine progress for black America as a whole. Interviewees include Colin Powell, Russell Simmons, Vernon Jordan, Franklin Raines and the first African-American chess grandmaster in history, Maurice Ashley.
Director
Daniel Percival; Mary Crisp
Release Date
2003
Run Time
55 min.
Language
English
Notes
Originally broadcast in 2003.
Variant Title
Ebony towers.
Related Title
America beyond the color line (Television program)
Series
VIVA PBS Streaming Video Collection
VIVA Streaming Video Collection
Credits
Film editors, Jason Savage, Annette Williams, Mark Gravil ; original music, Murray Gold.
Published
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2003]
Publisher no.
pbs_abl100-3 PBS Video
Access Restriction
Digital content license from PBS Video, [2005] ; available to 2005 VIVA member institutions.
Related Resources
More information on this video:
Description
1 streaming video file (ca. 55 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Mode of access: Internet.
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