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Potter, Lou

Overview
Works: 32 works in 96 publications in 1 language and 3,789 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Biographical television programs  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Historical films  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN4882.5, 940.541273
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Lou Potter
 
Most widely held works by Lou Potter
Liberators : fighting on two fronts in World War II by Lou Potter( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American soldiers - shunted in and out of the military, restricted to menial "service" positions, called to duty only in times of dire crisis. Brutal lynchings, frequent demonstrations, and strict segregation characterized racial climate of 1940s America. But World War II, when manpower grew short in Europe, black soldiers were sent abroad to help combat the Nazis. The 761st Tank Battalion was on the front line as a spearhead for General Patton's Third Army. The tankers aided the Allied victory and helped liberate the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau. Utterly unprepared for the atrocities they witnessed, the soldiers recognized the bitter irony of one persecuted people rescuing another. The camp inmates were equally astounded by the sight of their dark-skinned liberators - some of them had never seen a black person before
Partners of the heart( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story Vivien Thomas, an African American determined to make something of himself during the time of segregation, and his relationship with Alfred Blalock, a surgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Thomas, initially hired as a janitor, was soon promoted by Blalock to learn the complexities of surgery, eventually becoming a trainer of novice surgeons and a major force in the advancement of African Americans in medicine
Half past autumn : the life and works of Gordon Parks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the African-American photographer, poet, novelist, composer and filmmaker Gordon Parks
Solomon Northup's odyssey : twelve years a slave( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Solomon Northrup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana
The Black press : soldiers without swords( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about the history of black newspapers in America. Covers Freedom's journal, the first black newspaper, published in New York in 1827 by Cornish and Russwurm; Frederick Douglass, editor of the North star beginning in 1847; Ida B. Wells, editor of the Memphis free speech and then on the staff at the New York age; Robert Sengstacke Abbott, founder of the Chicago defender; Mrs. Charlotta Bass, editor of the California eagle in Los Angeles, who campaigned against Birth of a nation; and Robert L. Vann, editor of the Pittsburgh courier. Describes the distribution of black newspapers in the South by railroad porters; discusses African American newspaper coverage of lynchings and race riots; discusses African American newspaper advocacy concerning African American participation in World War II, including the Double V Campaign, as well as advocacy during the civil rights movement. Discusses the HUAC hearings and the attempt to silence African American journalism during the McCarthy era. Includes interviews with historians Jane Rhodes, Christopher Reed, James Grossman, Patrick Washburn, Timuel Black and Edna Chappell McKenzie; journalists Vernon Jarrett, Phyl Garland, Earl Calloway, Edward "Abie" Robinson, George Barbour, Frank Bolden, and Evelyn Cunningham; and Walter Gordon, a former newsboy, Wallace Burney, Dora Harris Glasco, Chester Commodore, cartoonist, Robert R. Lavelle from the Pittsburgh courier staff, Charles "Teenie" Harris, photographer, and John Sengstacke, publisher
Paul Robeson : here I stand( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the life and achievements of Paul Robeson, an African American athlete, actor, singer, scholar and champion of the rights of the poor, disenfranchised and people of color
Liberators : fighting on two fronts in World War II( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LIBERATORS claims that the 761st Tank Battalion liberated the concentration camps at Dachau and Buchenwald, which contradicts both official reports to the Army and the 761st's own regimental history. The American Jewish Committee's "Liberators : a background report" concluded that the film contained "serious factual flaws well beyond what can be written off as 'artistic license.'" The film was removed from circulation in 1993, pending re-editing
Goin' to Chicago( Visual )

in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[The film] chronicles the great migration of African Americans from the rural South to the cities in the North and West during and after World War II ... [and] recounts the development of segregated urban northern neighborhoods through the personal stories of Chicagoans born in the Mississippi Delta. They share their bitter recollections of sharecropping, and their adventure north on Highway 61 to Chicago in search of well-paying factory jobs. On Chicago's South Side they built a thriving city-within-a-city. But just as the American Dream was coming into reach, the steel mills and stockyards closed, leaving the new migrants in public housing projects and inner-city despair."--Container
Frederick Douglass, abolitionist editor( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the personal and public life of orator, emancipator, and statesman Frederick Douglass as told in his own words. Using flashbacks, re-creates critical events that shaped his life. Covers his years as a slave; his escape; his relationships with William Garrison, John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and Harriet Tubman; his newspaper; and his family life
The exiles by Tony Gatlif( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal narratives of refugees from Nazism are shown interspersed with historical film clips and reenactments. The influence of these refugee scholars and artists on the U.S. since 1933 is examined
Booker T. Washington : the life & the legacy( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Booker T. Washington with an emphasis on his stewardship of Tuskeegee Institute in Alabama
Half past autumn : the life and works of Gordon Parks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the photography, poetry, writing, music, and life of American artist Gordon Parks
In motion : Amiri Baraka( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary covering Amiri Baraka from his early days in Greenwich Village to his present (1982) literary and political activities. Focuses on the final 2 weeks before his sentencing at federal court on the charges of resisting arrest
Didn't we ramble on( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film draws parallels between present-day black marching bands and traditional West African music and dance. Footage traces the history of marching bands from African origins, to Turkey, Europe, and the United States, and focuses on the Florida A & M band and New Orleans street bands
John Henrik Clarke : a great and mighty walk( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noted African-American historian, scholar and activist John Henrik Clarke discusses his life and the Afrocentric historical perspective that informs his work
Two dollars and a dream( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at Madame C.J. Walker, the daughter of freed slaves who built up a million-dollar company specializing in hair and skin care products
Just doin' it : a tale of two barbershops( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the customs and social life of Afro-Americans
Enough is enough! by Billy Jackson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On October 12, 1995 Jonny Gammage, a 31-year-old African-American business man and philanthropist, was pulled over by five white police officers for no apparent reason. During the ensuing struggle, to which the only witnesses were the police themselves and two civilians, Gammage was asphyxiated. There was shock and revulsion in the community, and thousands, both black and white took to the streets to protest ... Yet despite the marches and rallies in Gammage's behalf, and three criminal trials, the police were never punished."--Container
John Henrik Clarke : a great and mighty walk( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Henrik Clarke discusses the history of African Americans, placing it within the context of the history of Africa and Africans and their relationship with non-African civilizations such as Greek, Roman, European, Christian, and Islamic
Half slave, half free( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free Black man living in Saratoga, New York, who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana for twelve years
 
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Partners of the heart
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Solomon Northup's odyssey : twelve years a slave