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Pollard, Sam

Works: 138 works in 280 publications in 3 languages and 14,481 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Personal narratives  Television adaptations  Biography  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Juvenile works  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer, Director, Film editor, Author of screenplay, Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: E185.61, 363.349220976090511
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When the levees broke a requiem in four acts by Spike Lee( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
4 little girls by Spike Lee( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern
Eyes on the prize ( Visual )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Slavery by another name ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force. Under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and charged for the costs of their own arrests. With no means to pay these "debts," prisoners were sold as forced laborers to coal mines, lumber camps, brickyards, railroads, quarries, and farm plantations. Thousands of other African Americans were simply seized and compelled into years of involuntary servitude. This continued for decades after the official abolition of American slavery
The rise and fall of Jim Crow by Sam. ; Jersey, Bill. ; Wormser, Richard, 1933- ; Grant, William R. ; Roundtree, Richard. ; Quest Productions.; VideoLine (Firm) ; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) ; California Newsreel (Firm) Pollard( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers the first comprehensive look at race relations in America between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement. This definitive four-part series documents the context in which the laws of segregation known as the "Jim Crow" system originated and developed
Bamboozled by Spike Lee( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lone black executive at a TV network dreams up a blackface minstrel show to shame his boss, only to discover that it becomes a hit. [Halliwell's]
If God is willing and da creek don't rise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This follow-up to director Spike Lee's documentary, When the levees broke: a requiem in four acts, focuses on the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, five years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Bookending stories of individual heartache and perseverance are two momentous events: the historic 2010 Super Bowl victory by the New Orleans Saints and the disastrous British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico
Pete Seeger the power of song ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the life of controversial musician, activist, and environmentalist Pete Seeger, and how he used his songs to promote social change. Includes archival footage and interviews with Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, and more
Mo' better blues by Spike Lee( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington gives a riveting performance in Spike Lee's breathtaking film on music and love. Talented trumpeter Bleek Gilliam (Denzel Washington) is obsessed by his music and indecisiveness about his girlfriends, Indigo (Joie Lee) and Clarke (Cynda Williams). But when he is forced to come to the aid of his manager and childhood friend (Spike Lee), Bleek finds his world more fragile than he ever imagined. Stunning cinematography, a rousing score and superlative performances come together in this unforgettable feast for the senses
Jump at the sun ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of African American author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston, the first black woman to enter the American literary canon
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Scorsese traces the roots of the blues from the banks of the Niger River to the cotton fields and juke joints of Mississippi. Musician Corey Harris travels through Mississippi and West Africa, exploring the roots of blues music. The film celebrates the early Delta blues musicians through original performances (including Willie King, Taj Mahal, Otha Turner, and Ali Farka Toure), archival footage (featuring Son House, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker), and interviews (including Corey Harris, Sam Carr, Toumani Diabate, Willie King, Dick Waterman, Taj Mahal, Johnny Shines, Otha Turner, Ali Farka Toure, Habib Koité, Salif Keita, and Keb' Mo')
Clockers by Spike Lee( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A "clocker" is a 24-hour drug dealer, and Strike (Mekhi Phifer) is the hardest-working one on the streets. But for Strike, time is running out. When the local drug kingpin (Delroy Lindo) tips Strike off about an opportunity for advancement, a rival dealer ends up dead, and Strike suddenly finds himself caught between two homicide detectives. One is Mazilli (John Turturro), who's only looking for an easy bust. The other is Rocco (Harvey Keitel), who's looking for something much harder to find - the truth - and when Strike's law-abiding brother confesses to the murder, Rocco vows not to rest until he's sure the real shooter is behind bars. Director Spike Lee, producer Martin Scorsese and writer Richard Price, along with music by Seal, Marc Dorsey, Des'ree and Chaka Khan, deliver a film so riveting, you'll feel it grab you by the collar and toss you into the middle of an urban battlefield, prompting Jeffrey Lyons of Sneak Previews to call it "One of 1995's most powerful films."
Fires in the mirror Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and other identities ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Aug. 19, 1991, in Crown Heights (Brooklyn, N.Y.), a Hasidic man accidentally ran over a 7-year-old Black boy (Gavin Cato). Three hours later a young Jewish scholar (Yankel Rosenbaum) was murdered by Black youths. Four days of fire-bombing and riots ensued. Utilizing verbatim excerpts from interviews she conducted, Anna Deavere Smith acts out the roles of 18 people involved in the racial conflict, trying to present the differing viewpoints. Includes actual film footage of the riots and violence
I'll make me a world ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I'll make me a world profiles African-American musicians, artists and authors throughout twentieth century America
The mystery of love ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the many varieties of the emotion of love. Various individuals offer personal definitions of love
Teaching the levees a curriculum for democratic dialogue and civil engagement by Margaret Crocco( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[When the levees broke] Four acts document distinct perspectives on the pivotal events that preceded and followed Katrina's passage through New Orleans, a catastrophe during which the divide between race and class has never been more pronounced
Style wars by Tony Silver( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary exploration of the subculture of New York's young graffiti writers and break dancers, showing their activities and aspirations and the social and aesthetic controversies surrounding New York graffiti. Dramatizes conflicts between graffiti artists and the city, as well as among the graffiti artists themselves
Twelve disciples of Nelson Mandela ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Confronted with the death of his stepfather, director Thomas Allen Harris embarks on a journey to understand the man who raised him, Pule Benjamin Leinaeng ("Lee") - an ANC foot-soldier who sacrificed his life for the freedom of his country. As part of the first wave of South African freedom fighters, Lee and his comrades left their homeland in 1960 to broadcast to the world the brutality of apartheid and to raise support for the African National Congress ("ANC") and its leaders, Nelson Mandela and Oliver Tambo. This film is an intimate tale about an African-American family, the anti-apartheid movement and the quest for reconciliation between a father and son."
In unknown China; a record of the observations, adventures and experiences of a pioneer missionary during a prolonged sojourn amongst the wild and unknown Nosu tribe of western China by Samuel Pollard( Book )
17 editions published between 1921 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goin' back to T'town ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the history of the all black community of Greenwood in Tulsa Oklahoma
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Alternative Names
Bogeli, 1864-1915
Pollard, S. 1864-1915
Pollard, S. (Samuel), 1864-1915
English (134)
Chinese (6)
Italian (2)