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Roots of resistance : a story of the underground railroad

Author: Ruby DeeOrlando BagwellSusan BellowsTheodore ThomasDavid G McCulloughAll authors
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Video, 1990.
Series: American experience (Television program)
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ruby Dee; Orlando Bagwell; Susan Bellows; Theodore Thomas; David G McCullough; ROJA Productions.; PBS Video.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.); KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
OCLC Number: 21009843
Notes: Presented as part of the PBS series The American experience.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Director of photography, Michael Chin ; editor, Gail Yasunaga ; narrator, Ruby Dee ; research, Susan Bellows, Saundra Sharp, et al. ; executive producer, Judy Crichton.
Performer(s): David McCullough, introduction.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format.
Series Title: American experience (Television program)
Other Titles: Story of the underground railroad
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: produced and directed by Orlando Bagwell ; co-produced by Susan Bellows ; writer, Theodore Thomas ; a Roja Productions film for the American experience ; presented by WGBH/Boston, WNET/New York and KCET/Los Angeles.

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Recounts the story of the underground railroad through narratives of escaped slaves. Includes interviews with descendants of slaves and slave holders of Somerset Place, a plantation in North Carolina, who describe the personal danger and terrible risk involved in each slave's departure.

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