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Author: Henry Louis GatesDan PercivalMary CrispWall to Wall Television.Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2003]
Edition/Format:   Video   Visual material   Computer File : English
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The existence of a small group of African Americans at the heart of the political establishment and at the pinnacle of corporate America is something that, just two decades ago, seemed unimaginable. How did they get there and what is the significance of their success? Beginning at Harvard, Gates travels to Washington, DC, and New York to ask if this new black power elite represents genuine progress for black America  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Henry Louis Gates; Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates; Dan Percival; Mary Crisp; Wall to Wall Television.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); British Broadcasting Corporation.; PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
OCLC Number: 123006612
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2003.
Credits: Film editors, Jason Savage, Annette Williams, Mark Gravil ; original music, Murray Gold.
Description: 1 streaming video file (ca. 55 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; Online video system requirements: QuickTime 7 player (or equivalent).
Other Titles: Ebony towers
America beyond the color line, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Television program)
Responsibility: written and presented by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; directors, Daniel Percival and Mary Crisp.

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The existence of a small group of African Americans at the heart of the political establishment and at the pinnacle of corporate America is something that, just two decades ago, seemed unimaginable. How did they get there and what is the significance of their success? Beginning at Harvard, Gates travels to Washington, DC, and New York to ask if this new black power elite represents genuine progress for black America as a whole. Interviewees include Colin Powell, Russell Simmons, Vernon Jordan, Franklin Raines and the first African-American chess grandmaster in history, Maurice Ashley.

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