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World Institute of Black Communications

Overview
Works: 685 works in 720 publications in 1 language and 993 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Documentary films  Biography  Drama  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by World Institute of Black Communications
CEBA exhibit journal( )

in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the civil rights movement( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the chain of events which led to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Describes important legislation that was passed after the American Civil War. Looks at the Jim Crow laws, which legalized segregation. Discusses the two separate societies that existed in the South. Shows how black Americans struggled to overcome the constraints of a segregated society. Covers important protests and demonstrations that resulted in the end of segregation, and contributions of major leaders such as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Lyndon Johnson
Understanding the civil rights movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the chain of events which led to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Historic footage and powerful visuals provide images that allow students to witness this turbulent era in US history
CEBA exhibit( )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decoration day by Decoration Day( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an estranged African American friend (Bill Cobbs) refuses the Congressional Medal of Honor for service during World War II, widower James Garner, still in mourning, tries to find out why and in the process solves a mystery, heals his friendship, saves a marriage and falls in love
The time has come 1964-1966 by James A DeVinney( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the decade of civil rights protest in the south, a sense of urgency and anger emerged from the black communities in the north. This urgency was best articulated by Malcolm X, then National Minister of the Nation of Islam. Viewers follow the trajectory of Malcolm X's influence, both within the movement and outside. The program shows the influence of his philosophy on the staff of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) as they organized the Lowndes County Freedom Organization in Alabama and as they issued the call for "Black Power" during the 1966 Meredith March Against Fear in Mississippi
Step it up and go : blues in the Carolinas( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of blues music in the Carolinas through interviews with musicians and still photographs. North Carolina musicians talk about how they learned to play and perform different styles on the banjo, fiddle, guitar, piano, bottle and spoons
[1986 CEBA awards. [commercial product messages one minute or more] by World Institute of Black Communications( Recording )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio commercials targeting the African American consumer that aired in 1985. Advertisers are Tagman (service industries), Luster Products (hairdressing), Zayre Corporation (chain stores; featuring Isabel Sanford, Arista Records (sound recordings; featuring Whitney Houston), Essence Communications (television programs), Houston Black Business Directory (business enterprises), K Mart (chain stores), Profile Records (sound recordings; featuring Run DMC), Lee Company (clothing and dress), Alberto Culver Company (hairdressing), Illinois Bell Telephone (telephone companies), WMAQ-TV (television programs), Armour-Dial (soap trade; featuring Aretha Franklin), Ford Motor Company (automobiles), American Telephone and Telegraph Company (telephone companies; featuring Howard Rollins), Manhattan Records (sound recordings), Greyhound Corporation (bus lines), Hair 'N Care Beauty Salon (hairdressing), Clairol (hairdressing), A & M Records (prize contests), Sherjam Productions (concerts), and RCA Records (sound recordings). Some of these entries did not receive awards
The Color of friendship( Visual )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a friendship that develops between a black student and a white student after a busing order forces the school to integrate
James Baldwin : the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening with his funeral in December, 1987, in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, this film traces the life history and accomplishments of author James Baldwin. Includes interviews with friends, family members, and colleagues, including Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, David Baldwin, his biographer David Leeming, William Styron, Bobby Short and others as well as readings from his works and scenes from his plays
Power! 1967-1968( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The call for Black Power takes various forms across communities in black America. In Cleveland, Carl Stokes wins election as the first black mayor of a major American city. The Black Panther Party, armed with law books, breakfast programs, and guns, is born in Oakland. Substandard teaching practices prompt parents to gain educational control of a Brooklyn school district but then lead them to a showdown with New York City's teachers' union
Two Societies 1965-1968( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference work against housing segregation in Chicago and Detroit resulting in riots, violence and death. The program examines what the Kerner Presidential Commission calls "two societies"--One Black, one white
Only the ball was white( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pays tribute to the many topflight players from the Negro Leagues in baseball when players were denied stardom by the color line
Family across the sea( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delegation of Gullah people travels from the United States to Sierra Leone to trace the roots of their heritage
The Promised Land 1967-1968( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Luther King stakes out new ground for himself and the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. One year before his death, he publicly opposes the war in Vietnam. His Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) embarks on an ambitious Poor People's Campaign. In the midst of political organizing, King detours to support striking sanitation workers in Memphis, where he is assassinated. King's death and the failure of his final campaign mark the end of a major stream of the movement
The women of Brewster Place by Joyce Baucom( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oprah Winfrey plays Mattie Michael, a proud, big-hearted woman whose life has been plagued by a series of grievous misfortunes, landing her alone, middle-aged and penniless in a crumbling tenement on a dead-end ghetto street known as Brewster Place
[1990 CEBA Awards. [campaign product messages, black celebrity] by World Institute of Black Communications( Visual )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television advertisements for transportation, targeting the African-American consumer that aired in 1989. Advertisers are Amtrak, Chrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation (including the Chevrolet and Oldsmobile Divisions) and United Airlines. Not all entries received awards
Criminal justice( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A television drama that examines via the criminal justice system the social, economic and racial inequalities that exist in American society. Forest Whitaker plays a man accused of robbing and slashing a female prostitute and crack user (Rosie Perez) who maintains his innocence in spite of her photo and lineup identification of him. Their case is resolved in court, but the outcome leaves both parties dissatisfied and the audience wondering if justice really was served
Back to the Movement 1979-Mid 1980s( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and powerlessness. Miami's black community-pummeled by urban renewal, a lack of jobs, and police harassment- explodes in rioting. But in Chicago, an unprecedented grassroots movement triumphs. Frustrated by decades of unfulfilled promises made by the city's Democratic political machine, reformers install Harold Washington as Chicago's first black mayor
Nightline( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final half hour of Nelson Mandela's town meeting with Ted Koppel held at the City College of New York, in June 1991. (The first hour aired during the Ted Koppel Report earlier in the evening.) Mandela answers questions from Koppel and members of the audience
 
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