WorldCat Identities

Potter, Lou

Overview
Works: 27 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 3,322 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews  Drama  Personal narratives  Music  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: D769.306 761ST, 940.541273
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  Lou Potter Publications about Lou Potter
Publications by  Lou Potter Publications by Lou Potter
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 ( )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. Sentiments were mixed at war's end as the prepared to return home: "In our own country, we was
Partners of the heart ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 447 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 )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the African-American photographer, poet, novelist, composer and filmmaker Gordon Parks
The Black press soldiers without swords ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a history of African-American newspapers and journalism from the mid-19th century through the 20th century. Tells of the struggles against censorship and discrimination and for freedom of the press, with commentary by historians, journalists, and photojournalists
Liberators fighting on two fronts in World War II ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 217 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
Frederick Douglass, an American life ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This dramatization of the life of Frederick Douglass focuses on the person behind the public figure. Born a slave and entirely self-educated, Douglass played a critical role, as orator, writer, newspaper publisher, editor and political leader, in the struggle for the emancipation of the African American, and also in the early women's rights movement. The people, the period, and the events depicted have been carefully recreated wilth an eye to historical accuracy and authenticity of detail. Highlighted are historic meetings with Harriet Tubman, John Brown, and Abraham Lincoln
Goin' to Chicago ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 157 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
Booker T. Washington the life & the legacy ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A candid, investigative docu-drama on the highly controversial leader of Black America at the turn of the century. His policies of Black economic self-reliance and political accommodation were debated nationwide
The exiles ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 114 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
In motion Amiri Baraka ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 44 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 36 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
Just doin' it a tale of two barbershops ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the customs and social life of Afro-Americans
Two dollars and a dream by Stanley Nelson ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses historical stills and interviews to outline the life of Madame C.J. Walker, her family, and the success of the hair preparation company she founded, makers of products for Black women starting in the 1900's, and related controversies surrounding her business
John Henrik Clarke a great and mighty walk ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 16 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
Enough is enough! by Billy Jackson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 14 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
Half slave, half free ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 11 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
The exiles part two : 1941-present ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Personal narratives of refugees from Nazism are shown interspersed with historical film clips and reinactments. The influence of these refugee scholars and artists on the U.S. is examined
Solomon Northup's odyssey twelve years a slave ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solomon Northup kidnapped from Saratoga, New York, into slavery in the mid-nineteenth century spent 12 years experiencing the cruelty of enslavement on various plantations throughout the state of Louisiana
Booker T. Washington ( Visual )
in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life of Booker T. Washington, including his stewardship of Tuskegee Institute and historical photographs of the Reconstruction period
[Grambling's white tiger] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"This hard-hitting, true-life story of integration in reverse is set in the Deep South in 1968. ... deals with the explosive issue of what happens to the first white football player to break the color barrier at the previously all black Grambling University ... Grambling's team is led by legendary coach Eddie Robinson, a man of humanity, vision and realism. Knowing that blacks will have to live in a 'white man's world' and that his charges will have to interact with whites when they get to the pros, he jumps at the opportunity to recruit a white high school quarterback. Jim Gregory ... accepts the challenge. ... Robinson is aware that Gregory's appearance is going to be a test of wills - that the reaction to the long years of segregation and isolation his players have suffered may all be focused on Gregory. Even though he explains to his team how important it is for Grambling to become part of the mainstream of American life, there remains a simmering resentment against 'whitey'. They made it clear to Gregory ... that he is nothing more than an unwanted 'token white'."--1981 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.14 for The exiles ... to 1.00 for [Grambling ...)
Languages
English (81)
Covers