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Author: Joel KatzDorothy ThigpenMilt GablerPete SeegerBillie HolidayAll authors
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : California Newsreel, 2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A examination of the anti-lynching protest song made famous by Billie Holiday. Reviews the historical events, contexts and incidents of racial hatred that the song's title represents, and then the subsequent performances by Billie Holiday that brought the song and its message to a national audience. The film also follows the underlying problem of racism that continues into contemporary culture.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary films
Named Person: Lewis Allan; Lewis Allan; Billie Holiday
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Katz; Dorothy Thigpen; Milt Gabler; Pete Seeger; Billie Holiday; Don Byron; Thomas Torres Cordova; John Miglietta; Independent Television Service.; Oniera Films.; California Newsreel (Firm)
OCLC Number: 56733073
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced in 2002.
Special features: Extended scenes (25 min.); extended interviews (53 min.); reference and information web links; interview with the director.
Credits: Original music score, Don Byron ; score produced by Hans Wendl ; directors of photography, Thomas Torres and John Miglietta.
Performer(s): Narrator, Dorothy Thigpen ; interviewees include E.M. (Woody) Beck, Don Byron, Hazel Carby, Michael Meeropol, Robby Meeropol, Milt Gabler, Farah Jasmin Griffin, C.T. Vivian, Pete Seeger, ... et al. ; performers, Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln, Pete Seeger, Josh White ... et al.
Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: Special features: Extended scenes (25 min.); extended interviews (53 min.); reference and information web links.
Responsibility: Oniera Films ; produced in association with the Independent Television Service ; produced, directed & edited by Joel Katz.

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A examination of the anti-lynching protest song made famous by Billie Holiday. Reviews the historical events, contexts and incidents of racial hatred that the song's title represents, and then the subsequent performances by Billie Holiday that brought the song and its message to a national audience. The film also follows the underlying problem of racism that continues into contemporary culture.

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