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A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.
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Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed--forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.
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Selection of documentaries, interviews, and other archival footage illustrating African American history. The six-volume set includes DVDs on the Civil Rights Movement, Sports & Science, and the Arts.
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"Eyes on the Prize is an award winning 14-hour documentary series on the civil rights movement that brilliantly illuminates the struggle for racial equality and social justice. Using words and perspectives from people who were determined to make our nation live up to its promise of equality, Eyes on the Prize teaches essential lessons about race, leadership, and justice for all." (7 volumes) --Amazon.com
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The definitive story of the Civil Rights era (1954-1965) from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today. (3 discs)
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This original eight-part series on four volumes documents black achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and its influence on current events. The series highlights the many contributions of black Americans that have influenced and shaped the history of the United States.
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The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Originally screened in theaters for only a single night in 1970. King: A Filmed Record is an indispensable primary resource of a pivotal moment in American and world history.
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At the time of the Civil War, one of every eight people living in the United States was considered the legal property of someone else. Men and women, black and white, risked their lives to carve an elaborate network of escape routes out of slavery that became known as the Underground Railroad. A loosely organized group of deeply committed individuals who employed everything from secret codes to false-bottom wagons to bring fugitives out of bondage to havens of freedom.
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Documents the history of slavery in America from colonial times to after the Civil War.
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