Most widely held works by Orlando Bagwell
Africans in America America's journey through slavery ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,563 libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America. This series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography, riveting first-person accounts and defines the reality of slavery's past through insightful commentary.
Citizen King ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,246 libraries worldwide
This story begins on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 when a 34-year-old preacher galvanized millions with his dream for an America free of racism. It comes to a bloody end almost five years later on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. In the years since those events unfolded, the man at the center, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has become a mythic figure, a minister whose oratory is etched into the minds of millions of Americans, a civil rights activist whose words and image are more hotly contested, negotiated and sold than almost anyone else's in American history.
Eyes on the prize ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,139 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.
Roots of resistance a story of the underground railroad ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure.
Frederick Douglass when the lion wrote history ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
Based upon his writings and speeches, this is the story of Frederick Douglass, an elegant orator and provocative abolitionist.
Malcolm X make it plain ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 761 libraries worldwide
The story of political philosopher and visionary, Malcolm X, as told through the memories of people who had close personal and working relationships with him.
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
The definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations are felt today.
Matters of race ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
"Explores the complex demands of the country's rapidly changing multiracial and multicultural society and shows how American citizens imagine the new America of the 21st century"--Container.
Racism 101 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Frontline focuses on the racism problems at the University of Michigan campus.
Roots of resistance the story of the Underground Railroad ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure.
Dancing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Probes the traditions of dance in communities around the world--from the often misunderstood waltz to the eloquent gestures of an Asante court dancer in Ghana, and from the latest hip-hop in Morocco to a ballet class in Russia and a modern dance rehearsal in New York.
The terrible transformation ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. This first episode examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival.
Eyes on the prize : America's civil rights years. Mississippi : is this America ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the continuing civil rights struggle in Mississippi. The story covers the voter registration drive during Freedom Summer in 1964 when students and others from the north came to Mississippi to implement black participation in the political process. Also includes the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and their unsuccessful attempt to sit in at the 1964 Democatic Party convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Eyes on the prize America's civil rights years. Ain't scared of your jails 1960-1961 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Focuses on two major events involving students in the civil rights struggle - the lunch counter sit-ins in the south (particularly Nashville, Tennessee) and the Freedom Riders trip from Washington D.C. to Mississippi. Included in the program is the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee and the importance it played in these events.
New worlds, new forms ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
This program examines the heritage that enslaved Africans brought to North and South America via dance. From the Samba in Rio to the Lindy -hop in Harlem, cultural collisions have shaped the popular dances of today.
Citizen King, 1963-1968 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
A documentary from filmmakers Orlando Bagwell and Noland Walker on the last few years of the life of Martin Luther King.
Ain't scared of your jails, 1960-1961 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Presents college student involvement in the civil rights movement. The program focuses on four related stories: the lunch counter sit-ins of 1960; the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); the impact of the movement on the 1960 presidential campaign; and the freedom rides of 1961.
Dancing. Program 5, New worlds, new forms ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Examines the heritage that enslaved Africans brought to North and South America via dance. From the Samba in Rio to the Lindy-hop in Harlem, cultural collisions have shaped the popular dances of today.
Mississippi, is this America?, 1962-1964 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Starting in 1961, Mississippi, becomes a testing ground of constitutional principles and of the human spirit as the Civil Rights Movement focuses its energies on the right to vote.
Eyes on the prize America's Civil Rights Movement ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Vols. 1-3: Depicts the story of America's civil rights years from 1954-1965. Vols. 4-8: Examines the new America from 1966 to 1985, from community power to the human alienation of urban poverty.
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