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Update Feb. 4, 2022: Updated AMERICA: THE SECOND CENTURY: BLACKS IN AMERICA: PARTS I AND II!
CLOSE HARMONY (1942, 10:35)
A film sponsored by General Motors where, in the midst of this attempt to show the positive need for good labor/management relations in America's burgeoning arms industry, resort is still had to the tired old alienating "step 'n fetch it" character Black Americans & the American public both have had to put up with for generations.
HENRY BROWNE, FARMER (1942, 10:40)
The U. S. Dep't of Agriculture shows how a Black Georgian farmer does his part for the war, with his farm, his family and the service of his Tuskegee fighter pilot eldest son.
INTEGRATION REPORT (1960, 20:03)
Madeline Anderson's landmark documentary on the use of organized resistance as a force of social change in Montgomery, Alabama, Brooklyn, and Washington, D.C.. Features 1959 and 1960 footage of demonstrations, marches, sit-ins and boycotts, as well as on the great leaders of the movement, including Martin Luther King. Be sure to listen to Maya Angelou singing, too!
NEGRO COLLEGES IN WARTIME (1944, 8:16)
The U. S. Office of War Information's celebrated exposition of the teaching and training of Black Americans for war, science, industry, agriculture, husbandry, meteorology, medicine, engineering and technical trades at black colleges.
PALMOUR STREET (1957, 22:17)
The Georgia Department of Public Health had the Southern Educational Film Production Service produce this film on the social and mental health of a poor black community in Gainesville through the lives of one particular extended family. Given the sponsor and producer, and the fact that it was made during the dark early days of the civil rights movement, one might expect a patronizing propaganda piece, but instead the Rev. William Holmes borders narrates a heartwarming story tinged with tragedy and extolling hope - but one still can catch the occassional soft bigotry in parts. A veritable time capsule of the black experience in the American south.
AMERICA'S DEFENSE MONITOR: BLACKS IN THE MILITARY (1988, 25:38)
An installment of the venerable and Emmy-nominated weekly military/public affairs television show "America's Defense Monitor".that investigates the state of all issues African-American regarding the U.S. military at the twilight of the Cold War.
SURVIVAL: CRISIS IN LITTLE ROCK (1964, 23 MIN.)
James Whitmore hosts and narrates this survey of the climactic struggle between Arkansas Governor Faubus on the segregationist state side and President Eisenhower and the U.S. Supreme court on the integrationist federal side over the induction of ''The Little Rock Nine'' black school children who were enrolled to attend Central High School in Little Rock but were barred both by official and mob resistance from doing so until The U.S. Army successfully ended the resistance.
POVERTY IN RURAL AMERICA (1965, 27:48)
The milestone Great Society era film depicting the real problem of the poor in America in general while demonstrating a palpable reticence to directly address the issue of race in particular.
TEDDY (1971, 16:16)
Make way for Teddy - he's young, he's black, he's beautiful, and he's growing up fast. Through his eyes we look at such issues as school, church, drugs, war, race, revolution, the Black Panthers and the Police as he tries to find himself and his relationship to his community and society at large.
THE PLANTATION SYSTEM IN SOUTHERN LIFE (1950, 10:07)
This film attempts at length to make certain the viewer realizes the bare contrast between the plantation system of the antebellum south and the economic and social realities of black and white society one hundred years later. Nowadays, we can easily accept the comparison as proper - in 1950, it was quite provocative to declare such openly. This Coronet film did that, and thankfully so.
WE WORK AGAIN (1937, 10:51)
A remarkable document of how the New Deal in general, and the WPA in particular, went to work to put African Americans back to work. From the agrarian heartland to Harlem, from the typing pool to Orson Welles' Macbeth, blacks could count on the liberal policies of FDR's democratic leadership to give to them what the republican elephant had stampeded from its memory - a chance at a better, more equitable way of life.
WHAT ABOUT PREJUDICE? (1959, 11:17)
Centron Corporation's exposition of what life is like for a minority schoolboy (whose race is never identified) in the midst of a society at odds with him, the heroic actions of whom make his white schoolmates question their prejudices and hatreds.
THE COLOR OF YOUR SKIN (1991, 58 Minutes)
The incredible story of the DEOMI, the Defense Equal Opportunity Managment Institute, the 16-week race relations school at Patrick Air Force Base where black and white soldiers of both sexes, of all colors and all brances of the service meet face-to-face and confront the issues of racism and racial equality on equal terms. A surprise visit at the end of the course by a white-skinned man espousing an ideology repugnant to some and articulative of the beliefs of others which was at odds with what the students had just spent four months learning has such an amazing surprise ending that it makes for one of the great moments in our archive's video library.
BLACK AMERICAN CONSERVATISM (1992, 58 Minutes)
Journalist Clarence E. Page guides us through the landscape of African-American conservatism, in the contemporary landscape of his day as well as from its roots in the earliest historical forms and leading figures of American Black nationalism. Includes interview segments including Alan L. Keyes, .Paul L. Pryde, Barbara Wright Bell, Joseph Perkins, Robert L. Woodson and more.
AMERICA: THE SECOND CENTURY: BLACKS IN AMERICA: PART I (1980, 29 Minutes) / PART Ii (1980, 29 Minutes)
Two episodes of the landmark TV documentary series hosted by Bill Shaw which explores the second 100 years of the history of the Black experience in the United States.
The Civil Rights Movement In The United States, also known as the American Civil Rights Movement and the African-American Civil Rights Movement, was a decades-long campaign by African Americans and their like-minded allies to end institutionalized racial discrimination, disenfranchisement and racial segregation in the United States. The movement has its origins in the Reconstruction era during the late 19th century, although it made its largest legislative gains in the mid-1960s after years of direct actions and grassroots protests. The social movement's major nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience campaigns eventually secured new protections in federal law for the human rights of all Americans. After the American Civil War and the subsequent abolition of slavery in the 1860s, the Reconstruction Amendments to the United States Constitution granted emancipation and constitutional rights of citizenship to all African Americans, most of whom had recently been enslaved. For a short period of time, African American men voted and held political office, but they were increasingly deprived of civil rights, often under the so-called Jim Crow laws, and African Americans were subjected to discrimination and sustained violence by white supremacists in the South. Over the following century, various efforts were made by African Americans to secure their legal and civil rights. In 1954, the separate but equal policy, which aided the enforcement of Jim Crow laws, was substantially weakened and eventually dismantled with the United States Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling and other subsequent rulings which followed. Between 1955 and 1968, nonviolent mass protests and civil disobedience produced crisis situations and productive dialogues between activists and government authorities. Federal, state, and local governments, businesses, and communities often had to immediately respond to these situations, which highlighted the inequities faced by African Americans across the country. The lynching of Chicago teenager Emmett Till in Mississippi, and the outrage generated by seeing how he had been abused when his mother decided to have an open-casket funeral, galvanized the African-American community nationwide. Forms of protest and/or civil disobedience included boycotts, such as the successful Montgomery bus boycott (1955-56) in Alabama, "sit-ins" such as the Greensboro sit-ins (1960) in North Carolina and successful Nashville sit-ins in Tennessee, mass marches, such as the 1963 Children's Crusade in Birmingham and 1965 Selma to Montgomery marches (1965) in Alabama, and a wide range of other nonviolent activities and resistance. At the culmination of a legal strategy pursued by African Americans, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1954 under the leadership of Earl Warren struck down many of the laws that had allowed racial segregation and discrimination to be legal in the United States as unconstitutional. The Warren Court made a series of landmark rulings against racist discrimination, such as Brown v. Board of Education (1954), Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States (1964), and Loving v. Virginia (1967) which banned segregation in public schools and public accommodations, and struck down all state laws banning interracial marriage. The rulings also played a crucial role in bringing an end to the segregationist Jim Crow laws prevalent in the Southern states. In the 1960s, moderates in the movement worked with the United States Congress to achieve the passage of several significant pieces of federal legislation that overturned discriminatory laws and practices and authorized oversight and enforcement by the federal government. The Civil Rights Act of 1964, which was upheld by the Supreme Court in Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. United States (1964), explicitly banned all discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin in employment practices, ended unequal application of voter registration requirements, and prohibited racial segregation in schools, at the workplace, and in public accommodations. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 restored and protected voting rights for minorities by authorizing federal oversight of registration and elections in areas with historic under-representation of minorities as voters. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 banned discrimination in the sale or rental of housing. African Americans re-entered politics in the South, and young people across the country were inspired to take action. From 1964 through 1970, a wave of inner-city riots and protests in black communities dampened support from the white middle class, but increased support from private foundations. The emergence of the Black Power movement, which lasted from 1965 to 1975, challenged the established black leadership for its cooperative attitude and its constant practice of legalism and non-violence. Instead, its leaders demanded that, in addition to the new laws gained through the nonviolent movement, political and economic self-sufficiency had to be developed in the black community. Support for the Black Power movement came from African Americans who had seen little material improvement since the Civil Rights Movement's peak in the mid-1960s, and who still faced discrimination in jobs, housing, education and politics. Many popular representations of the civil rights movement are centered on the charismatic leadership and philosophy of Martin Luther King Jr., who won the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for combatting racial inequality through nonviolent resistance. However, some scholars note that the movement was too diverse to be credited to any particular person, organization, or strategy.