National Black Programming Consortium
Most widely held works by National Black Programming Consortium
Unnatural causes is inequality making us sick ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 891 libraries worldwide
A seven-part documentary series arguing that "health and longevity are correlated with socioeconomic status; people of color face an additional health burden, and our health and well-being are tied to policies that promote economic and social justice. Each of the half-hour program segments, set in different racial/ethnic communities, provides a deeper exploration of the ways in which social conditions affect population health and how some communities are extending their lives be improving them"--Container insert.
Hip-hop beyond beats and rhymes ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 827 libraries worldwide
A look at the conceptualization of masculinity in hip-hop culture. Includes interviews with prominent rappers, music industry executives, and social critics.
Prince among slaves ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
The true story of Abd al-Rahman Ibrahima Ibn Sori, a West African prince who was sold into slavery in 1788, eventually ending up in Natchez, Mississippi.
Brother outsider the life of Bayard Rustin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
A documentary examining the life of Bayard Rustin, one of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, and an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. However, Rustin was forced to play a background role in landmark civil rights events because he was homosexual.
Two towns of Jasper ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 524 libraries worldwide
"In 1998 in Jasper, Texas, James Byrd Jr., a black man, was chained to a pick-up truck and dragged to his death by three white men. The town was forever altered, and the nation woke up the the horror of a modern-day lynching ..."
Chisholm '72 unbought & unbossed ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
This documentary follows the 1972 campaign waged by Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to run for a major party's nomination for United States President. Chisholm first made her mark on American political history when, in 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress, representing New York.
Égalité for all Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave revolution in history; it created the world's first Black republic. At the forefront of the rebellion was General Toussaint Louverture, an ex-slave whose genius was admired by allies and enemies alike.
Beyond the steps Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
"Follows the extraordinary dancers and renowned choreographers of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as they do everything it takes to keep modern dance fresh and a legacy alive" -- Container.
Ralph Ellison an American journey ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
"First documentary on one of the most gifted and intellectually provocative authors of modern American literature ... presents the first scenes ever filmed from Ellison's landmark novel, Invisible man"--Container.
Flag wars ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Examines the results of gentrification in Columbus, Ohio, when African American inner-city residents are met with an influx of white gay home buyers.
Banished ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
"[R]ecounts the forgotten history of racial cleansing in America, when thousands of African Americans were driven from their homes and communities by violent racist mobs in the late 19th and early 20th centuries ... The film places these events in the context of present day race relations, by following three concrete cases of towns that remain all-white to this day (Forsyth County, Georgia; Pierce City, Missouri; & Harrison, Arkansas). [The film] raises the larger question -- will the United States ever make meaningful reparations for the human rights abuses suffered, then and now, against its African American citizens? Can reconciliation between the races be possible without them?"--Container.
The pact ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
By high school, Sampson Davis, Rameck Hunt and George Jenkins already knew too much about the drugs, crime and grinding poverty that colored their world. They pledged to help each other make it to college and even medical school. The doctors beat the odds and returned to their community to practice medicine. Now, despite grueling work loads, they face an even more daunting task: to inspire other to stay off drugs, out of gangs, and in school.
Faubourg Tremé the untold story of Black New Orleans ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
Long ago during slavery, Faubourg Tremé was home to the largest community of free black people in the Deep South and a hotbed of political ferment. Here black and white, free and enslaved, rich and poor co-habitated, collaborated, and clashed to create much of what defines New Orleans culture up to the present day. Founded as a suburb (or faubourg in French) of the original colonial city, the neighborhood developed during French rule and many families like the Trevignes kept speaking French as their first language until the late 1960s. Tremé was the home of the Tribune, the first black daily newspaper in the US. During Reconstruction, activists from Tremé pushed for equal treatment under the law and for integration. And after Reconstruction's defeat, a "Citizens Committee" legally challenged the resegregation of public transportation resulting in the infamous Plessy vs. Ferguson Supreme Court case. New Orleans Times Picayune columnist Lolis Eric Elie bought a historic house in Tremé in the 1990s when the area was struggling to recover from the crack epidemic. Rather than flee the blighted inner city, Elie begins renovating his dilapidated home and in the process becomes obsessed with the area's mysterious and neglected past. Shot largely before Hurricane Katrina and edited afterwards, the film is both celebratory and elegiac in tone.
Mississippi, America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Presents a documentary on the civil rights movement in Mississippi where blacks organize to qualify for registering to vote.
July '64 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
In the summer of 1964, a three-night riot erupted in two predominantly black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York--the culmination of decades of poverty, joblessness and racial discrimination and a significant event in the Civil Rights era. Using archival footage and interviews with those who were present, the film explores the genesis and outcome of these three nights.
I am a man ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
An exploration of "what it means to be a black man in America ... [confronting] issues of race, and racism, through the lens of gender, probing deep within the traditional American ideals of manhood in order to draw out the complex and often ambivalent nature of black male identity"--Container.
Scarred justice the Orangeburg Massacre 1968 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
"Everyone remembers the four white students slain at Kent State University in 1970, but most have never heard of the three black students killed in Orangeburg, South Carolina two years earlier ... When police and student demonstrators clashed at a segregated bowling alley, South Carolina officials called in the State Police and National Guard. More than 500 law enforcement officers were soon on the scene and tanks had cordoned off the black schools of South Carolina State College and Clafin University. Suddenly gunshots rang out. When the smoke cleared, three black students lay dead, twenty-eight more were wounded, mostly in the back and side. Though officers claimed self-defense, the FBI found no evidence of any students shooting from State's campus. Interviews with survivors of the Massacre, as well as journalists, the governor and a patrolman who had fired at the students reconstruct the horror of that night. Although the Justice Department charged nine officers with abuse of power, all were acquitted by a South Carolina jury. Forty years later no one has been held accountable"--Container.
Free to dance ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
The history of African American dance; emphasizes the role that African-American choreographers and dancers have played in the development of modern dance as an American form of art. Featuring the African American Dance Ensemble and other Black dance groups.
Race to execution ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Follows the cases of two death row inmates to examine the problem of race discrimination in the U.S. criminal justice system, particularly with regard to death penalty sentencing.
Brother to brother ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Critically acclaimed drama that invokes the glory days of the Harlem Renaissance. As an elderly man, poet Bruce Nugent meets a young, black, gay artist struggling to find his voice, and together they embark on a journey through his inspiring past.
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