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Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson

Author: Ken BurnsDavid SchayePaul BarnesGeoffrey C WardKeith DavidAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Biographical television programs
Historical television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Television mini-series
Sports (Nonfiction)
Biography
Named Person: Jack Johnson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Burns; David Schaye; Paul Barnes; Geoffrey C Ward; Keith David; Samuel L Jackson; Stanley Crouch; James Earl Jones; Gerald Lyn Early; Wynton Marsalis; Buddy Squires; Stephen McCarthy, (Cinematographer); Erik Ewers; Florentine Films.; American Lives Film Project.; WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.); Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 1415707448 9781415707449
OCLC Number: 56899412
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Reproduction of the PBS broadcast, c2004, with additional special features: the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis.
Credits: Cinematographers, Buddy Squires, Stephen McCarthy ; editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers ; original music composer, Wynton Marsalis.
Performer(s): Narrator: Keith David ; voice of Jack Johnson: Samuel L. Jackson ; interviews with: Stanley Crouch, James Earl Jones, Gerald Early, Jose Torres, Randy Roberts, Jack Newfield, Bert Sugar, W.C. Heinz, George Plimpton.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated ; Canadian home video rating: PG.
Description: 2 videodiscs (220 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Other Titles: Unforgivable blackness (Television program)
Responsibility: a Florentine Films production ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burns ; American Lives Film Project ; WETA.
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The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America.

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