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Birth of a Movement: The Battle Against America's First Blockbuster

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"In 1915, African American newspaper editor and civil rights activist William Monroe Trotter waged a battle against D.W. Griffith's notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly blockbuster The Birth of a Nation, which unleashed a fight still raging today about race relations and representation, and the power and influence of Hollywood. Birth of a Movement features commentary from Spike Lee, Reginald Hudlin, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and DJ Spooky (who created a new score and remix of the Griffith film), and numerous clips from the technically groundbreaking but racially astounding epic"--Case.
DVD
2017; 2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Eternal Light: A Historical Retrospective

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Documentary brings to life the Peabody Award-winning radio and television series, The Eternal Light, which was produced by the Jewish Theological Seminary and NBC during the heyday of radio and the rise of television. The first religious program ever to present its message in dramatic form, its 2,000 episodes formed a new paradigm for faith broadcasting and American Jewish identity.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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Satchmo

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"Satchmo. There are few people in this country -- or around the world -- who will not recognize the name. Louis Armstrong embodied 20th century American culture... No other performer of his era had such a profound effect as a singer as well as an instrumentalist... With over a dozen of his classic film performances, ... numerous live concert and television performances [and] ... never-before-seen home movies and newly discovered 1935 Chicago nightclub footage"--Container.
DVD
2011; 1989
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lance Loud!: A Death in an American Family

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Presents a documentary follow-up on the life and death of Lance Loud, the eldest son in the 1970s television documentary An American family and the first openly gay person on television.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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DVD
2015; 2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Meaning of Food

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"Food is much more than just something good to eat. Everything about it - including what we eat, where we got it, who prepares it, and who's at the table - is a form of human communication. Hosted by award-winning New York chef Marcus Samuelsson, THE MEANING OF FOOD travels across America exploring who we are through what and how we eat" -- Container.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Stonewall Uprising

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Explores the dramatic event that launched a worldwide rights movement. When police raided a Mafia-run gay bar in Greenwich Village, the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969, gay men and women did something they had not done before: they fought back. As the streets of New York erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations, the collective anger announced that the gay rights movement had arrived.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Jump at the Sun

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A biography of African American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, the first black woman to enter the American literary canon.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Art:21 Seasons One and Two: Art in the Twenty-First Century

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"Meet contemporary artists at work and speaking in their own words - direct, accessible, and unfiltered ... Seasons One and Two of this unique series presents 37 diverse artists working in the United States today, taking viewers behind the scenes - and beyond the museum or gallery experience - into artists' studios, homes, and communities to provide an intimate view of their lives, work, creative processes, and sources of inspiration."--Container.
DVD
2004
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Black in America 2: Soledad O'Brien Reports

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Today's pioneers "examines how community organizers across the country are creating progress and improvements locally." -- Container.; Tomorrow's leaders "focuses on solutions aimed at developing African-American leaders of tomorrow" -- Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin

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"[Bayard Rustin] was one of the first 'freedom riders,' an advisor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. Intelligent, gregarious and charismatic, Rustin was denied his place in the limelight for one reason -- he was gay. His homosexuality forced him to play a background role in landmark events in the Black struggle. This...documentary [deals] with the interplay of personal and political in the life of a complex, multi-talented essential figure in the history of American radicalism." -- Container.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Hank Williams: Honky Tonk Blues

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"Using never-before-seen footage, photos and audio of Williams and featuring interviews with many friends and family who have never spoken on-camera before, Honky tonk blues tells the story of Hank Williams' rise and fall"--Container.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Quincy Jones: In the Pocket

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A look at Quincy Jones' life and career as a composer, arranger, musician, and producer from his many friends and peers. Includes some behind the scenes and unseen footage.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Craft in America: Season Two

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"Explores the themes of origins and process as part of the vitality, history and significance of the craft movement in America, and its impact on our nation's rich cultural heritage. Capturing the beauty, creativity, and originality of the handmade, the film highlights artists and institutions."--Container.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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God in America

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Tells the sweeping and dramatic story of religious life in America, examining more than 500 years of American religious history, from the voyage of Christopher Columbus to the 2008 presidential election. Examine this history as it has played out in public life, exploring the complex interaction between religion and democracy in the United States; the origins of the American concept of religious liberty; the dynamics of the ever-evolving American religious marketplace; and more.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination

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Reveals rarely seen archival footage that has been digitally captured and assembled into a detailed timeline. Included is footage capturing the real-time horror of parade-goers who witnessed the killing, the out-of-breath local anchors reporting the breaking news bulletin, the priest who describes administering the president's last rites and the ongoing, on-air speculation over who fired the fatal shots. Includes news footage, radio reports, audio recordings, and home movies.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America

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Examines raw film and audio footage of the Kennedy assassination in Fort Worth, Tex., Nov. 22, 1963.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Jo Koy: Don't Make Him Angry

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Jo Koy, one of today's most gifted young comedians, takes a hilarious and edgy look at everything from America's obsession with road rage to some of his most intimate family moments.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Baseball: Tenth Inning

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The game of baseball continues to reflect the complicated country that created it. Players and owners wage a battle over money and power; Cal Ripken becomes the game's new Iron Man; sluggers Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds do things that have never been done before; the Yankees build a dynasty, while their arch rivals, the Red Sox, stage the greatest comeback in history. In September of 2001, baseball offers the hope that things will one day return to normal.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

America: The Story of Us

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"A riveting adventure of how America was invented. 'America the story of us' focuses on the people, ideas and events that built our nation, covering 400 years of America history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by History. Sharing their thoughts on the building of America, and what it means to be an American, are a world-class group of individuals including Tom Brokaw, Michael Douglas, Meryl Streep, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Donald Trump, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Williams and more"--Container.
DVD
2010
Clemons (Stacks)