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One Tenth of a Nation (1954) | Parade Of Progress 0    0

This film series highlights the contributions of African Americans to their communities and the nation. Events and achievements highlighted in this film were: recent political appointments of African ...

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Lord Thing (1970, DeWitt Beall) 0    0

LORD THING (1970, DeWitt Beall, 16mm., Color, Sound, 52 min.; found in Chicago Film Archives’ DeWitt Beall Collection http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/collections/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/obje...

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The Corner, (1963) 0    0

New 16mm restoration (thanks to a grant from the National Preservation Foundation)! A documentary presentation from the point of view of the Vice Lords, a group of boys on Chicago's West Side,...

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What CAUSED African Americans to Leave the South? (The Great... 0    0

An explanation about why Africans Americans migrated from the South to Northern cities during the early part of the 20th century and it's cause and effect. The First Great Migration, sometimes know...

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Talking Black In America 0    0

TALKING BLACK in AMERICA follows the unique circumstances of the descendants of American slaves and their incredible impact on American life and language. Speech varieties from the African American co...

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The Reconstruction Era (Documentary) 0    0

The Reconstruction era was a period in American history following the American Civil War (1861–1865); it lasted from 1865 to 1877 & marked a significant chapter in the history of civ...

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African Millionaires in America 0    0

The American dream is the main reason why, for centuries the United States of America has been the number one destination for generations of immigrants. During all these years each immigrant, hitting ...

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1972-73 SPECIAL REPORT: 554 BLAXPLOITATION FILMS 554 0    0

Blaxploitation or blacksploitation is an ethnic subgenre of the exploitation film, emerging in the United States during the early 1970s. Blaxploitation films were originally made specifically for an u...

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Ida B. Wells: A Chicago Stories Special Documentary 0    0

There are few Chicago historical figures whose life and work speak to the current moment more than Ida B. Wells, the 19th century investigative journalist, civil rights leader, and passionate suffragi...

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1960: Harvest of Shame 0    0

Watch the entire original broadcast of one of the most celebrated documentaries of all time, 1960's Harvest of Shame in which Edward R. Murrow exposed the plight of America's farm workers.

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The U.S. Owes $350,000 To Every Black American 0    0

The U.S. never fulfilled its promise of "40 acres and a mule" to formerly enslaved people. If America granted reparations today, what would they look like, and who wo...

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