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South [electronic resource]: The Black Belt

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Gates travels to Memphis, Birmingham and Atlanta - once the battlegrounds on which civil rights were won for black southerners in the 1950s and 60s. The very cities from which African Americans fled during the era of legal segregation are today drawing them back by the tens of thousands. But how much have these cities really changed since the civil rights era? Interviewees include Morgan Freeman and Maya Angelou.
Online
2005; 2003
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East Coast [electronic resource]: Ebony Towers

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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.
Online
2005; 2003
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Chicago [electronic resource]: Streets of Heaven

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Gates goes inside the notorious housing projects in Chicago's South Side - the Robert Taylor and the Ida B. Wells - to find out from the people who live there what life is like for America's "underclass." "What happened to the city of refuge my father's generation sought in the North; North where 'the streets of Heaven were paved with gold'?" wonders Gates. Caught up in a culture of criminality, poverty and despair, is there any hope for the fifth of black Americans who have been left behind?
Online
2005; 2003
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Los Angeles [electronic resource]: Black Hollywood

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Does the unprecedented success of African-American actors at the last Oscars signal a genuine shift in the way race operates in the movie business? In the final episode, Gates asks whether Hollywood is institutionally racist or whether it is becoming increasingly color-blind in pursuit of the box office dollar. Interviewees include Chris Tucker, Samuel L. Jackson, Alicia Keys, Quincy Jones, Nia Long, Don Cheadle and John Singleton.
Online
2005; 2003
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Brotherly Love [electronic resource]

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Examines the first forty years of the new nation through the fortunes of Philadelphia's unique free black community. As freedmen and fugitive slaves seek full participation in American democracy, a new leadership emerges. Black churches become the fulcrum of the community, providing schools, aiding their poor and agitating for the repeal of slave laws. Despite intensified brutality in the South and a new popular culture based on blackface minstrelsy in the North, African Americans resoundingly vote to stay and challenge the democracy.
Online
2005; 1998
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Revolution [electronic resource]

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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.
Online
2005; 1998
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Judgment Day [electronic resource]

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Tells of the last years before the Civil War. Black abolitionists like Frederick Douglass, Rev. Jermain Loguen and Sojourner Truth agitate against southern slavery and northern racism. Southern states threaten to leave the union. In 1850, a last political compromise trades away black rights to keep the nation united. As slaveholders call for reopening the slave trade, abolitionists fight back. John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry seems the final blow.
Online
2005; 1998
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Episode 1 Ambition [electronic resource]

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First episode of a series which looks at the lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln.
Online
2005; 2001
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Episode 2 We Are Elected [electronic resource]

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This episode focus on Abraham and Mary Lincoln's earlier years, ending with his election to the Presidency.
Online
2005; 2001
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Episode 4 the Dearest of All Things [electronic resource]

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With the war going badly in the east, Lincoln takes a step that changes the country forever and in doing so changes himself. On January 1, 1863, he issues the Emancipation Proclamation liberating millions of Americans from bondage. The move turns the Civil War from a conflict over union into a struggle for freedom.
Online
2005; 2001
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Episode 3 Shattered [electronic resource]

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This program deals with Lincoln's first term as president, including the death of his son, Willie.
Online
2005; 2001
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Episode 6 Blind With Weeping [electronic resource]

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Episode 6 deals with the end of the Civil War, Lincoln's assassination and the toll it exacted on the emotionally fragile Mary.
Online
2005; 2001
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Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided: Episode 5 This Frightful War [electronic resource]

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Episode five begins in 1863 when it seems the war will never end.
Online
2005; 2001
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Amelia Earhart [electronic resource]

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Chronicles the life of pilot Amelia Earhart as a pioneer in aviation, and the remarkable publicity machine that kept her constantly in the limelight. Focuses on her life rather than her mysterious disappearance over the Pacific Ocean during her attempt to circle the earth.
Online
2005; 1993
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America 1900: Part 2 [electronic resource]

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President McKinley chooses Theodore Roosevelt as his running mate in the upcoming presidential elections. The "Boxers" gain power in China and the rebellion spreads throughout the country. McKinley quickly sends troops to rescue foreign diplomats trapped in Peking. People flock to Paris for the 1900 Paris Exposition, a showcase for American technology. "Jim Crow" laws define race relations and W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington become leaders and role models for their people. A massive hurricane devastates Galveston, Texas. William Jennings Bryan gains ground in his presidential campaign against McKinley because of the coal miner's strike in Pennsylvania.
Online
2005; 1998
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America 1900: Part 1 [electronic resource]

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In 1900, America was a nation on the move. Its population had doubled over the past 100 years, its people were becoming the most prosperous on Earth. President McKinley had led the nation out of its worst depression. People could travel with ease across the nation in six days. Half of the nation's original timber had been cut down and people were talking about conservation. Women were striking out on their own and the Women's movement was growing. America goes to war with the Filipinos to keep the Philippines under American control. Anti-war sentiments grow. Most of America remained rural, but people were traveling more and began to move to the cities. In New York City, one third of the population were foreign immigrants who lived in poverty. Many began moving to other cities further west.
Online
2005; 1998
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Ansel Adams [electronic resource]

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Intimate portrait of a great artist and ardent environmentalist-for whom life and art, photography and wilderness, creativity and communication, love and expression, were inextricably connected.
Online
2005; 2002
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Citizen King, 1963-1968 [electronic resource]

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This work chronicles the last five years of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. Part 1 includes the events that led up to his arrest and incarceration in Bigmingham, Alabama, the March on Washington, his "I have a dream" speech, the enactment of the Civil Rights Act, and his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize; Part 2 includes the march from Selma to Montgomery, King's move to Chicago, the Poor People's Campaign, his "Mountaintop" speech, and his assassination.--Containers.
Online
2005; 2004
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Eleanor Roosevelt [electronic resource]

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For more than thirty years, Eleanor Roosevelt was America's most powerful woman. Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the film reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century's most influential women.
Online
2005; 2000
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Fly Girls [electronic resource]

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Drawing on archival footage, rarely seen home movies, and interviews with the participants themselves, "Fly Girls" tells the story of the Women's Airforce Service pilots (WASP). Led by America's most accomplished aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran, these courageous women logged more than sixty million miles, ferrying planes throughout the United States, test-piloting experimental aircraft, and training men to fly. Still, the WASP fought a daily, sometimes deadly, battle for respect.
Online
2005; 1999