Item Details

Revolution [electronic resource]

produced for PBS by WGBH Boston ; produced and directed by W. Noland Walker ; writer, Steve Fayer
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
While the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within, as men and women fight to define what the country will be. In the upheaval of war, 100,000 black people escape their bondage and threaten the institution of slavery as never before. Initially, George Washington refuses to allow black volunteers into his army, but when the British Governor of Virginia promises freedom to slaves who will fight for England, the American high command is forced to reconsider. As the 18th century comes to a close, America hopes to walk a dangerous tightrope between property rights and human rights.
Director
W. Noland Walker
Performers
Narrator: Angela Bassett.
Release Date
1998
Run Time
90 min.
Language
English
Notes
Originally broadcast in 1998.
Related Title
Africans in America (Television program)
Series
VIVA PBS Streaming Video Collection
VIVA Streaming Video Collection
Credits
Director of photography, Michael Chin; editor, Charles Scott; music score, Bernice Johnson Reagon; associate producer, Patricia Garcia Rios.
Published
[Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 1998]
Publisher no.
pbs_afa002 PBS Video
Access Restriction
Digital content license from PBS Video, [2005] ; available to 2005 VIVA member institutions.
Related Resources
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Description
1 streaming video file (ca. 90 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Mode of access: Internet.
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