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Follow the drinking gourd

Author: LeVar BurtonMark MannucciJeanette WinterLancit Media Productions.Great Plains National Instructional Television Library.All authors
Publisher: Lincoln, NE : Distributed by GPN Educational Media, ©2003.
Series: Reading rainbow, 096.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad by following directions in a song "The drinking gourd". Other segments include: LeVar talks about slavery: LeVar introduces students to the history, heroes, stories, and music of the African American culture which emerged from slavery ; Songs about slavery: the a capella group, Sweet Honey in the Rock, perform and share their historical knowledge of slavery.
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Genre/Form: DVD (Digital video discs)
Children's television programs
Children's videos
Animated videos
Juvenile drama
Songs and music Juvenile drama
Drama
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: LeVar Burton; Mark Mannucci; Jeanette Winter; Lancit Media Productions.; Great Plains National Instructional Television Library.; WNED-TV (Television station : Buffalo, N.Y.); Great Plains National (Firm)
OCLC Number: 54112993
Language Note: English soundtrack; English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the book: Follow the drinking gourd / by Jeanette Winter : Alfred A. Knopf, c1988.
DVD release of the 1993 production.
Includes short reviews by children of the following books: Shake it to the one that you love the best: play songs and lullabies from Black musical traditions, collected and adapted by Cheryl Warren Mattox ; A picture book of Harriet Tubman by David A. Adler ; Sweet Clara and the freedom quilt by Deborah Hopkinson.
Credits: Associate producers: Kathy Kinsner, Stacey Raider, Ellen Doherty, Robin Fogelman ; editors, James C. Wright, Jimmy Drakoulias ; book art adapted by Oscar & Janet Rojas, photographed by Loren Dolezal ; opening animation by Ovation Films, Inc.
Performer(s): Hosted by LeVar Burton ; book read by Keith David.
Description: 1 videodisc (30 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Follow the drinking gourd --
LeVar talks about slavery --
Songs about slavery --
Review books.
Series Title: Reading rainbow, 096.
Other Titles: Reading rainbow (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by Lancit Media Productions, Ltd., a production of GPN/Nebraska ETV Network and WNED-TV Buffalo ; produced by Jill Gluckson ; written by Steve Conner, Charlie Rice ; executive producers, Twila C. Liggett, Tony Buttino ; directed by Mark Mannucci.

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Runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad by following directions in a song "The drinking gourd". Other segments include: LeVar talks about slavery: LeVar introduces students to the history, heroes, stories, and music of the African American culture which emerged from slavery ; Songs about slavery: the a capella group, Sweet Honey in the Rock, perform and share their historical knowledge of slavery.

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