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Author: Stephen SteptJoe MortonSteve FayerBlackside, Inc.British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.All authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Video, ©1993.
Series: Great Depression, 6.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many Americans, struggling to survive the Great Depression, were determined to help build a better America through direct action in the courts, in the Congress and in everyday life. At a time when lynching, segregation, and anti-semitism were commonplace, black heavy-weight champion, Joe Louis became a symbol of national strength. In very different ways Louis and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt challenged America to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Films for the hearing impaired
Television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
History
Named Person: Joe Louis; Eleanor Roosevelt; Joe Louis; Eleanor Roosevelt
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Stept; Joe Morton; Steve Fayer; Blackside, Inc.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Video.
OCLC Number: 29589320
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Credits: Editor, Marian Hunter ; narrator, Joe Morton ; photography, Robert Shepard ... [et al.] ; music, Brian Keane.
Performer(s): Joe Morton.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Great Depression, 6.
Responsibility: a production of Blackside ; produced in association with BBC-2 ; WGBH Boston ; produced, directed and written by Stephen Stept ; written by Steve Fayer, Stephen Stept.

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Many Americans, struggling to survive the Great Depression, were determined to help build a better America through direct action in the courts, in the Congress and in everyday life. At a time when lynching, segregation, and anti-semitism were commonplace, black heavy-weight champion, Joe Louis became a symbol of national strength. In very different ways Louis and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt challenged America to live up to its promise of justice and opportunity for people of every race and faith. Primarily uses interviews and historical film footage to portray the era.

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