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Africans in America

Author: Orlando BagwellSusan BellowsSteve FayerAngela BassettBernice Johnson ReagonAll authors
Publisher: Boston, MA : WGBH Educational Foundation ; [Alexandria, VA] : Distributed by PBS Video, ©1998.
Series: Africans in America.; History's best on PBS.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. This first episode examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Orlando Bagwell; Susan Bellows; Steve Fayer; Angela Bassett; Bernice Johnson Reagon; Charles Johnson; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Educational Foundation.; PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 41078697
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast on PBS on October 19, 1998.
Related to: Africans in America : America's journey through slavery / Charles Johnson, Patricia Smith, WGBH Series Research Team. -- New York : Harcourt Brace, c1998.
Credits: Director of photography, Michael Chin; editor, Chuck Scott; music score, Bernice Johnson Reagon; associate producer, Patricia Garcia Rios.
Performer(s): Narrator: Angela Bassett.
Description: 4 videocassettes (approximately 90 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in. 1 teacher's guide.
Details: VHS.
Contents: 88521-Part 1- Terrible transformation (86 min.) --
88522-part 2- Revolution (87 min.) --
88523-part 3- Brotherly love (86 min.) --
88524-part 4- Judgement day (86 min.)
Series Title: Africans in America.; History's best on PBS.
Other Titles: Africans in America : America's journey through slavery.
America's journey through slavery.
Responsibility: produced for PBS by WGBH Boston ; produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell, Susan Bellows ; writer, Steve Fayer.

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A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. This first episode examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival.

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