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Williams, Marco

Works: 27 works in 81 publications in 2 languages and 3,220 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Trials, litigation, etc  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Short films  Biography  Drama 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Author
Classifications: E178, 973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marco Williams
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,291 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
Banished by Marco Williams( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 595 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
Two towns of Jasper( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 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"
Freedom Summer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 163 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 )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 71 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
In search of our fathers by Marco Williams( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 58 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 )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 50 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"
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://
10 days that unexpectedly changed America I( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 24 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
Uncommon ground( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the journey of five Los Angeles high school students to Grahamstown, South Africa, where they meet and live with five South African students in a black township. They discuss their experiences with family, school, violence, racism and oppression. Includes short video diaries made by each student about their experience
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
Turn-a-lot-around( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 13 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
The underground railroad( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 12 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
Uncommon ground a film( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 11 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
Making peace( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two episodes of a four-part documentary titled Making peace, profiling the lives of people pressed into action by the effects of racial and domestic violence
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
Educator's Guide to Two Towns of Jasper by Whitney Dow( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1998, news of a horrific murder outraged the nation and the world. Three white men chained James Byrd, Jr., A black man, to the back of a truck and dragged him to his death just outside Jasper, Texas. The crime took place at a time when many people believed that "America was moving beyond race." The crime shattered that notion. Or did it? How does race shape life in America today? What are the legacies of centuries of racism, discrimination, bigotry, and violence? Filmmakers Whitney Dow and Marco Williams traveled to Jasper with two crews--one white and the other black--to seek answers to those questions and more. The result is an extraordinary film that reveals the ways that race continues to separate a community in small ways and large. This study guide provides a structure for examining "Two Towns of Jasper" in the classroom. The readings and activities in the guide explore the way various individuals and groups responded to the crime and what those responses reveal about the community itself. The guide also encourages students to compare and contrast Jasper with their own community. The book is divided into three parts. Part one, PreView: History and Identity, includes the following readings: (1) Jasper, Texas; (2) "Color Lines Very Clearly Drawn"; and (3) "The Way It Was Supposed to Be". Part two, "Two Towns of Jasper", includes the following readings: (1) a Matter of Perspective; (2) a Matter of Leadership; (3) "Justice Is Served"; (4) Messages in Public Places and Civic Spaces; and (5) "Just a Normal Everyday Kid". Part three, Reflections, contains questions and a reading that encourage students to evaluate what they learned and how they might apply their insights to both their school and their community. (Contains 11 footnotes.)
Portrait of Emeka by Marco Williams( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slæbt til døde( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Danish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

I 1988 vågnede indbyggerne i Jasper i Texas en morgen til nyheden om, at den sorte James Byrd Jr. var blevet banket, lænket til en pick-up og slæbt efter bilen til hans krop faldt fra hinanden. Tre hvide mænd, alle med tætte forbindelser til den nazistiske og racistiske bevægelse Aryan Nation, blev arresteret for mordet. Mordet pustede liv i debatten om racisme i det amerikanske samfund, og Jaspers indbyggere blev konfronteret med racismen både i den småborgerlige form, men også den yderligtgående, som praktiseres af grupper som Ku-Klux-Klan og De Sorte Pantere
From Harlem to Harvard( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A documentary about George who is 18, Black and the first person from his high school to go to Harvard. He attempts to reconcile personal dreams with extreme academic and social pressures evident in his interactions with roomates from advantaged backgrounds. Combines cinema verite footage with pointed interviews. Reveals much about the issue of minorities in upper class educational institutions
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Marco Williams Amerikaans filmregisseur

Marco Williams réalisateur américain

Marco Williams regista statunitense

Марко Уильямс

مارکو ویلیامز کارگردان آمریکایی

English (73)

Danish (1)