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Below is a list of DVD's held in the library
Call Number: E185 .A47 2014
Publication Date: 2014
Spans thirteen years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country. Chronicling the boys' divergent paths from kindergarten through high school graduation at Manhattan's Dalton School.
Black America since MLK : and still I rise
Call Number: E185 .B546 2016
Publication Date: 2016
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America, and our nation as a whole.
Call Number: PN1992.8.A34 C65 2004 (Also available streaming on Alexander Street Press)
This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time TV entertainment. Revisiting such popular hits as Amos and Andy, Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots, viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into the non-controversial formats of the prime time series.
Call Number: E185 .E87 2004 (Also streaming on Films on Demand)
Publication Date: 2004
Takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing the evolution of the deeply rooted stereotypes that have fueled anti-Black prejudice.
Covering more than one hundred years of United States history, traces the evolution of Black American caricatures and stereotypes that have fueled anti-black prejudice. Loyal Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning Coons, savage Brutes, and wide-eyed Pickaninnies roll across the screen in cartoons, feature films, popular songs, minstrel shows, advertisements, folklore, household artifacts, even children's rhymes. These dehumanizing caricatures permeated popular culture from the 1820s to the Civil Rights period and implanted themselves deep in the American psyche.
Race: the Power of an Illusion
Call Number: GN269 .R33 2003b
Publication Date: 2003
This series challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups. This...series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, commonsense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs. Episode one explores how recent scientific discoveries have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two questions the belief that race has always been with us. It traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas. Episode three focuses on how our institutions shape and create race.
Unchained Memories by
Call Number: E444 .U53 2003
Publication Date: 2003
An adaptation of the HBO documentary of the same name, Unchained Memories is a compilation of more than forty narratives and photographs drawn from interviews with former slaves conducted in the 1930s by the government's Works Progress Administration. From slave auctions to emancipation, the narratives trace the extraordinary experiences of life in perhaps the darkest period of our nation's history. Readers will shudder at the at the vivid accounts - told in the dialect of the former slaves - of the painstaking labor and abuse to which the slaves were subjected, and they will be moved by the recollections of family life, slave weddings, and other special occasions.