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King: A Filmed Record -- Montgomery to Memphis

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"King ... is the landmark documentary that chronicles the life and non-violent campaigns for civil rights of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., beginning with the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1957 and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968 ... [C]ombines dramatic readings by Harry Belafonte, James Earl Jones and Paul Newman, among others with newsreel and archival footage to create a powerful and comprehensive record of Dr. Kings legacy and the American Civil Rights movement." -- container
DVD
2012; 1970
Clemons (Stacks)
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Every Mother's Son

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Story of three mothers, Iris Baez, Kadiatou Diallo, and Doris Busch Boskey, fighting for justice for their sons, Anthony Raymond Baez, Amadou Diallo, and Gary (Gidone) Busch. All three men were killed by police.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice

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"During his extraordinary life, Cruz Reynoso has been one of those rare individuals who are not only shaped by history-they make history. Sowing the Seeds of Justice paints a portrait of Cruz Reynoso, a man who felt the sting of injustice as a child and later, as a lawyer, judge and teacher, fought for over five decades to eradicate discrimination and inequality for all. Sowing the Seeds of Justice begins with Cruz Reynoso's childhood where he was born into a Spanish-speaking farm worker family of eleven children. It shows his struggle to be educated, leading to his graduation from Pomona College in 1953 and from UC Berkeley Law School in 1958. He then became the first Latino Director of California Rural Legal Assistance and later one of the first Latino law professors in the country [...]
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Who Killed Vincent Chin?

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Documentary on racism in working-class America focuses on the murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese-American, in a Detroit bar. Interweaves the murder with social concerns and questions about justice.
DVD
2004; 1988
Clemons (Stacks)
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Liberty Bound

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Through use of footage and interviews with people such as Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, and Michael Ruppert, this documentary looks at the claim made by some activists that the United States has moved towards fascism in the wake of 9/11. It explores issues of political repression and attacks on civil liberties, and the U.S. government's motivations for the wars with Afghanistan and Iraq
DVD
2007; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Brothers and Others

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"Brothers and others documents the impact of the September 11th tragedy on Muslims and Arabs living in America. We follow immigrants and Americans as they struggle in the heightened climate of hate, FBI and INS investigations, and the economic hardships that erupted following the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon."--Container. On power, dissent and racism consists of an interview in which Noam Chomsky presents his reflections on the motivations behind 9/11 and its consequences internationally.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years

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Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.
DVD
2006; 1986
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Who Killed Vincent Chin?

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Documentary on racism in working-class America focusing on the murder of Vincent Chin, a 27-year-old Chinese-American, in a Detroit bar. Film interweaves the murder with social concerns and questions about justice.
VHS
1988
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Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties

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Discusses how the USA PATRIOT Act has taken away checks on law enforcement and continues to endanger the civil liberties of all Americans under the guise of being part of the war on terrorism, and how paranoia, fear and racial profiling have led to gross infringements on freedom and democracy without strengthening national security.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream

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Relive Dr. King's immortal speech in its entirety, as it was delivered to thousands on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
DVD
2004; 1986
Clemons (Stacks)
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Persons of Interest

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Twelve people are interviewed after they were taken into custody following the September 11th terrorist attacks. These people describe how they were arbitrarily taken into custody and detained for weeks or months without being charged or given access to family and legal counsel. Includes short portions of speeches by Attorney General Ashcroft.
DVD
2004; 2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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Most Wanted

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Nightline continues coverage of the anthrax problem, the fate of civil liberties, and support from the Muslim world.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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The Fronts

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Nightline continues up-to-the-minute coverage of the strikes in Afghanistan, a look at the administration efforts on coalition building, the balancing act between law enforcement and civil liberties, homeland defense, and the impact on the economy.
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Civil Rights

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With more than 500 people arrested or detained around the country, some Muslim and Arab Americans are wondering if law enforcement is overzealous. Are American civil liberties being denied?
VHS
2001
Ivy (By Request)
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Spying on the Home Front

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"Frontline addresses an issue of major consequence for all Americans: Is the Bush administration's domestic war on terrorism jeopardizing our civil liberties? Reporter Hedrick Smith presents new material on how the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program works and examines clashing viewpoints on whether the president has violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and infringed on constitutional protections."--Website
DVD
2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Criminal Justice and a Defendant's Right to a Fair Trial [electronic resource]

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Examines the criminal justice system from a legal and social perspective. The seminar format features several attorneys who focus on legal ethics in their discussions of the right of the accused to a fair trial versus the right of society to take measures to assure public safety. Should a lawyer defend a guilty person? This and other questions are debated by Bronx district attorney, Mario Merola; New York mayor, Edward Koch; Dan Rather and others.
Online
1984
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Crime and Insanity [electronic resource]

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Utilizes a hypothetical political assassination as a vehicle for exploring the insanity defense and the controversy surrounding psychiatric testimony in the courtroom. Is psychiatric evaluation precise enough to be allowed as testimony in a court of law? U.S. Court of Appeals Judge, Irving Kaufman; Hastings Center President Willard Gaylin, and others discuss the issues.
Online
1984
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Crime and Punishments [electronic resource]

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Examines questions about sentencing, what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment, the purpose of prison, and the debate over the death penalty. U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Arthur Alarcon, Federal Bureau of Prisons Director, Norman Carson; government leaders, civil libertarians and journalists discuss the issues.
Online
1984
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Affirmative Action Versus Reverse Discrimination [electronic resource]

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Explores how contemporary society has attempted to redress discriminatory practices with affirmative action programs. Are quotas based on sex or race unconstitutional? Participants include Ellen Goodman, former EEOC chair, Eleanor Holmes Norton; Washington Post columnist William Raspberry and United Federation of Teachers President, Albert Shanker.
Online
1984
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Citizenship [electronic resource]: Making Government Work

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Case studies from New York City, consider the role of law enforcement in the maintaining citizen's rights. A brief history of police brutality, regulations of police brutality and modification of the regulations post Sept. 11th, provide insight into contemporary views of citizen's rights and civil liberties. In Part 2, reactions to proposed changes to Riverside Park, stress that the essential role of politics is to address the will of the people, but citizen participation is necessary in order for democracy to work. In Part 3, Frank Alvarez, a naturalized citizen from El Savador, recalls how he fought deportation to move from resident alien to citizen.
Online
2003