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Hale County This Morning, This Evening

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"Composed of intimate and unencumbered moments of people in a community, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING allows the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South - trumpeting the beauty of life and consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously a testament to dreaming - despite the odds"--Container.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Rape of Recy Taylor

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Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

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""In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it." So begins Travis Wilkerson's critically-acclaimed, immensely powerful documentary, which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident and the societal mores that allowed it to happen." -- Container.
DVD
2017
Clemons (Stacks)
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Woodlawn

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In 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player of the Woodlawn High School football team, including its coach Tandy Gerelds. Their dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate leads to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar, Tony Nathan.
DVD
2016; 2015
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Selma

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.
DVD
2015; 2014
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President Obama and the First Family Visit Selma

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The First Family travels to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery, and to celebrate the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Online
2015
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Contradictions of Fair Hope [electronic resource]

The Fair Hope Benevolent Society was society formed by newly freed slaves to respond to hunger, illness, and the fear of a pauper's grave. What started as a group dedicated to helping each other became a large yearly celebration of their religion and family, and then transformed into a yearly festival of prostitution, dugs, and guns. Contradictions of Fair Hope examines the societies origins and the transformations that led to what it is today.
Online
2015; 2012
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The Rosa Parks Story [electronic resource]

This scripted narrative follows Rosa Parks' life from the time she was a private-school student, to her rise to infamy. Part of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Parks fought against discrimination and segregation. But, it was her refusal to relinquish her seat on a bus and subsequent arrest, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which thrust her into the spotlight. This American-made film directed by Julie Dash features Angela Basset as Rosa Parks and Cicely Tyson as her mother.
Online
2015; 2001
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Scottsboro [electronic resource]: An American Tragedy

In 1931, two white women stepped from a box car in Paint Rock, Alabama to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers on the train. So began one of the most significant legal fights of the twentieth century. The trial of the nine falsely accused teens would draw North and South into their sharpest conflict since the Civil War, yield two momentous Supreme Court decisions and give birth to the Civil Rights Movement. In addition to its historical significance, the Scottsboro story is a riveting drama about the struggles of nine innocent young men for their lives and a cautionary tale about using human beings as fodder for political causes.
Online
2015; 2001
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Who Owns Water

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"It's a conflict once unthinkable in the deep green South. Three states are locked in battle over the diminishing fresh water that saw Atlanta go from a small town to the largest growing city in the US. Who's in control? It depends on who you talk to. In this stunningly-shot, award-winning documentry film, brothers Michael and David Hanson return to the source of their childhood river and paddle it to the Gulf of Mexico to take you deep into the Water Wars. Everything comes down to one question. whoownswater.org" -- from website
DVD
2014
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Muscle Shoals

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"Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Rick Hall brought black and white together to create music for the generations. He is responsible for creating the 'Muscle Shoals sound' and the Swampers, the house band at FAME Studios that eventually left to start its own successful studio known as Muscle Shoals Sound"--Container.
DVD
2014; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Awakenings 1954-1956 [electronic resource]

Individual acts of courage inspire black Southerners to fight for their rights: Mose Wright testifies against the white men who murdered young Emmett Till, and Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama.
Online
2014; 1994
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Bridge to Freedom 1965 [electronic resource]

A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A major victory is won when the federal Voting Rights Bill passes, but civil rights leaders know they have new challenges ahead.
Online
2014; 1994
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Hart of Dixie: The Complete Second Season

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More love, laughs and Hart in a small Southern town! Season two opens with native New Yorker Dr. Zoe Hart continuing her medical practice and beginning to find roots in tiny BlueBell, Alabama. As if Zoe's sizzling connection with bad boy bartender Wade Kinsella and strong emotional ties to sexy lawyer George Tucker aren't enough to send her over the edge, an election scandal is brewing between her best friend, Mayor Lavon Hayes, and his opponent, an old flame and former rival of Lemon Breeland. When a handsome new doctor arrives in the quirky town, romance is almost as contagious as the flu. Not even Lemon's daddy, Dr. Brick Breeland, is immune to love's charms. Don't miss these 22 irresistible episodes of the dramatic comedy that celebrates big love, small towns and steamy Southern [...]
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Jayne Mansfield's Car

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It₂s 1969 in a small Alabama town, and the death of a quirky clan's long-estranged wife and mother brings together two very different families for the funeral. But do the scars of the past hide differences that will tear them apart or expose truths that could lead to the most unexpected collisions of all?
DVD
2013; 2012
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
18.

The Deadly Deception

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This program investigates the Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male, a medical experiment conducted in Alabama from 1932-1972 in which Afro-American men believed they were receiving free treatment for syphilis, but were given worthless medicines by government physicians.
DVD
2013; 1993
Clemons (Stacks)
19.

Kati With an I

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Presents an intimate portrait of 18-year-old Kati Genthner as she prepares to graduate from high school. Examines Kati's relationship with her parents and boyfriend and explores her apprehensions about the future.
DVD
2012; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & to Kill a Mockingbird

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Fifty years after winning the Pulitzer Prize, To Kill a Mockingbird remains a beloved best seller and quite possibly the most influential American novel of the 20th century. Mary McDonagh Murphy's Hey, Boo explores the To Kill a Mockingbird phenomenon and unravels some of the mysteries surrounding Harper Lee, including why she never published again. It also brings to light the context and history of the novel's Deep South setting and the social changes it inspired after publication.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)