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African-American lives : the promise of freedom

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.Leslie Asako GladsjoSara Lawrence-LightfootWhoopi GoldbergOprah WinfreyAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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This program looks at how African-Americans defined their freedom after slavery. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reviews courthouse records of land acquisitions, documents from the Freedmen's Bureau and the 1870 census--the first in which African-Americans were counted as citizens, not property--to trace his subjects' lineages through Reconstruction. A vein that continues throughout the series is Gates' personal story, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Internet videos
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Genealogy
History
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), 2005
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Leslie Asako Gladsjo; Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot; Whoopi Goldberg; Oprah Winfrey; Chris Tucker; Quincy Jones; Mae Jemison; T D Jakes; Ben Carson; Joanna Kiernan; Geeta Gandehir; Michael Bacon; WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); Kunhardt Productions.; Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 783171179
Language Note: In English with optional English subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Notes: Streaming video file.
Title from title frames (viewed April 24, 2012).
Originally broadcast as part two of a four-part television series on PBS in 2006.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 21, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Credits: Editors, Joanna Kiernan, Geeta Gandehir ; music, Michael Bacon.
Performer(s): Narrator: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features: Oprah Winfrey, Chris Tucker, Quincy Jones, Sara-Lawrence-Lightfoot, Mae Jemison, T.D. Jakes, Ben Carson, Whoopi Goldberg.
Target Audience: 6 & up.
Description: 1 video file (approximately 55 min.) : sd., color, digital file.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Sponsors: African-American Lives: The Promise of Freedom (1:43) --
Credits & Introduction: African-American Lives (2:04) --
Uncovering Life Stories of Former Slaves (1:13) --
Jane Gates (2:13) --
Owning Land After Slavery (0:52) --
Whoopi Goldberg (2:22) --
Slaves Attempt to Buy Land in Florida (2:22) --
The Homestead Act and Former Slaves (1:18) --
Slaves Learn to Read and Write (1:57) --
Land and Literacy (1:44) --
Strong Family Ties (1:03) --
Family Struggles (3:34) --
Reconstruction Period for Former Slaves (1:04) --
Jane Gates Genealogy (2:38) --
Jane Gates "Rented" to James Brady (3:02) --
Former Slaves Fall into Debt (2:12) --
Oppression of Ex-Slaves (1:40) --
African American Contributions (1:54) --
Trade schools (1:48) --
Students of Utica Institute (0:51) --
A Brady Connection (3:20) --
Uncovering another Generation (1:31) --
DNA Samples Collected (1:17) --
Whoopi Goldberg's Ancestors (1:18) --
Oprah's Roots in Education (1:28) --
Lost Slaves Seek Out Family (2:35) --
Unanswered Questions for Descendants of Ex-Slaves (1:47) --
Making a Way out of No Way (2:04) --
Credits: African-American Lives: The Promise of Freedom (2:01).
Other Titles: African American lives (Television program).
Promise of freedom
Responsibility: with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; a film by Kunhardt Productions ; producer/director, Leslie Asako Gladsjo ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; Thirteen/WNET New York ; [PBS].

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This program looks at how African-Americans defined their freedom after slavery. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reviews courthouse records of land acquisitions, documents from the Freedmen's Bureau and the 1870 census--the first in which African-Americans were counted as citizens, not property--to trace his subjects' lineages through Reconstruction. A vein that continues throughout the series is Gates' personal story, and in this episode he seeks to confirm a family legend--that a white slaveholder is one of his 19th-century ancestors.

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