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Williams, Marco

Overview
Works: 32 works in 65 publications in 1 language and 2,716 library holdings
Genres: History  Trials, litigation, etc  Historical television programs  Documentary television programs  Biography 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Cinematographer
Classifications: E178, 973
Publication Timeline
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Publications by  Marco Williams Publications by Marco Williams
Most widely held works by Marco Williams
10 days that unexpectedly changed America ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Massacre at Mystic: The first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Shays' Rebellion: A violent protest against dept collection and taxation motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation which led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Gold rush: The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. Antietam: On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualties on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloodiest day in American History. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible. The homestead strike: Harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill led to a union strike. Murder at the fair: Set against the backdrop of the 1901 World's Fair, the assassination of President William McKinley ushered in a new Progressive Era under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Scopes: The courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town underscored a deep schism within the American psyche. Einstein's letter: Albert Einstein's letter to FDR urged the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. When America was rocked: Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan show on September 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved teenage independence, sexuality, race relations and a new form of music. Freedom summer: In 1864, three Civil Rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi
Two towns of Jasper ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member 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. The filmmakers set out to document the aftermath of the murder by following the trials of the local men charged with the crime. The result is an explicit and troubling portrait of race in America, one thatasks how and why a crime like this could have occurred"
Banished by Marco Williams ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member 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
Freedom Summer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10 days that unexpectedly changed America ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Last in a three-part series in which acclaimed documentary filmmakers present ten pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions. This segment of three documentary films records events that changed the way Americans saw themselves. Albert Einstein's letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 16, 1939, urged the development of the atomic bomb through the Manhattan Project. Elvis Presley's appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show on Sept. 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved the emergence of television, teenage independence, sexuality, race relations, and a new form of music. Freedom Summer of 1964 focused national attention on Mississippi when three civil rights workers (two white and one black) were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on June 21, 1964, leading eventually to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
In search of our fathers by Marco Williams ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marco Williams, a young filmmaker from Harvard, decided to try to track down his father, a man he never knew. In searching for his roots, he interviews his large family in which nobody had a known father, in order to find out all he could about his own mysterious father. His mother refused to tell him any details about his father, but in 1987 his mother relented and spoke about the affair. James Berry in Springfield, MA was the man he was looking for. After great effort Berry agreed to meet his son
A son's sacrifice ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"...follows the journey of Imran [Uddin], a young American Muslim who struggles to take over his father's halal slaughterhouse in New York City. A first-generation American, Imran must confront his mixed heritage and gain acceptance from his father's immigrant community at the traditional storefront slaughterhouse. On the holiest day of the year, Imran must lead a sacrifice that will define him as a Muslim, as an American, and as a son"--www.sonsacrifice.com
Bronx princess ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bronx princess follows headstrong 17-year-old teenager Rocky's journey as she leaves behind her mother in New York City to reunite with her father, a chief in Ghana, West Africa. Filmed over the tumultuous summer between high-school and college, Bronx princess tells Rocky's coming-of-age story. By confronting her immigrant parents' ideas of adulthood, Rocky reconciles her African heritage with her dream of independence"--Http://www.bronxprincess.com
Uncommon ground a film ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explores the critical voice of youth between South Africa and the US. The film looks at young people coming of age in two different areas of the world, and the mutual discovery that takes place." Publisher's webpage
Turn-a-lot-around ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jamie Kalven and Patsy Evans founded Turn-a-Lot-Around, an organization that employs men from Chicago's South Side to reclaim vacant lots and abandoned buildings. By bringing together white middle-class volunteers and black workers and residents, the organization creates the opportunity for healing conversations and relationships across race and class boundaries
I sit where I want the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What does a high school lunchroom tell us about the state of race relations in America? A commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the landmark supreme court decision, Brown v. Board of Education. The documentary takes place in Buffalo, NY at the Buffalo Academy for Visual and Performing Arts. In many ways this school is the "Brown" ideal-- integrated, with a diverse mix of students; but, while they may attend classes together, the students segregate themselves. The film focuses on one brave group of teens who decide to take on the most visible, tangible representation of the racial divide-- their segregated lunchroom. In a challenging and often uncomfortable experiment, the students set out to discover what their lunchroom says about them and their community, and what they can do about it
The underground railroad ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Underground Railroad is an Afrocentric Rites of Passage organization for young black males in Columbus, Ohio. Co-founder Ha²Tim M.A.C.K.-1, recruits young men into the program which is a combination of history instruction from pre-slavery to the present and community awareness and identity. The video culminates in the group's joining the Million Man march in Washington D.C. in 1995
Freedom summer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freedom Summer of 1964 focused national attention on Mississippi when three civil rights workers (two white and one black) were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on June 21, 1964, leading eventually to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
The undocumented ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Marcos Hernandez entered the United States from Mexico, after a life-threatening border crossing through the Sonora Desert in southern Arizona. Each month, he sends money to his mother in Mexico City to buy medicine for his brother, Gustavo, who needs a kidney transplant. The Undocumented is Marcos's story-as well as the story of countless other migrants."--Container
10 days that unexpectedly changed America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Pt. 8) Albert Einstein's letter to FDR urged the development of an unthinkable powerful new weapon. The result, known as the Manhattan Project, brought government and science together to build a bomb that would change the world forever -- (Pt. 9) Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved teenage independence, sexuality, race relations and a new form of music -- (Pt. 10) IN 1964, national attention turned to Mississippi when three civil Rights workers (two white and one black) were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. The watershed moment eventually led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
Making peace ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This seven-part series highlights the work of several community activists and the grass-roots organizations they founded to combat the conditions that promote violence
Freedom summer June 21, 1964 ( Visual )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freedom Summer of 1964 focused national attention on Mississippi when three civil rights workers (two white and one black) were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan on June 21, 1964, leading eventually to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act
Declarations, essays on American ideals ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five short video essays, each exploring the idea of happiness in modern American life
10 days that unexpectedly changed America ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten acclaimed documentary filmmakers present ten pivotal moments in American history and the often unexpected changes brought about by these events
Portrait of Emeka by Marco Williams ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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