The African-American Studies Collection

The African-American Studies Collection is an interdisciplinary collection of over 40 films focused on the social, political, and cultural history and present experience of African Americans.

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The African-American Studies Collection includes the following titles:

A Dangerous Idea - imageA Dangerous Idea

Examines the history of the US eugenics movement and its recent resurrection, which uses false scientific claims and holds that an all-powerful 'gene' determines who is worthy and who is not.

Bullfrog Films | 2017 | 106 minutes | 10 - 12, College, Adult
A Fragile Trust - imageA Fragile Trust

Tells the shocking story of New York Times reporter Jayson Blair, the most infamous plagiarist of our time.

Bullfrog Films | 2014 | 75 minutes | 9 - 12, College, Adults
Althea - imageAlthea

Pioneering athlete Althea Gibson broke records on and off the tennis court.

Icarus Films | 2014 | 83 minutes
Alzheimers and African Americans - imageAlzheimers and African Americans

Alzheimer's in the African-American community.

Terra Nova Films | 2007 | 27 minutes
An Apollo Legend - imageAn Apollo Legend

One night a week, the stage at the Apollo Theater is an amateur's battleground, where performers have competed for stardom since 1934. Today, the legend of Ella Fitzgerald lives on in the hearts of those who pray for their own big break.

MediaStorm | 2008 | 18 minutes | 4-12, college, adults
Capturing the Flag - imageCapturing the Flag

A tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina - 2016 'posterchild' for voter suppression - intent on proving that the big idea of American democracy can be defended by small acts of individual citizens.

Bullfrog Films | 2018 | 76 minutes | Grades 9-12, College, Adult
Come Hell or High Water - imageCome Hell or High Water

When the graves of former slaves are bulldozed in Mississippi, a Boston teacher returns home to protect the community his ancestors settled.

Bullfrog Films | 2014 | 56 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult
Conversations with Roy DeCarava - imageConversations with Roy DeCarava

The life of the first black photographer to win a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Icarus Films | 1984 | 28 minutes | 9-12, College, Adult
Counting on Democracy - imageCounting on Democracy

An examination of the fiasco in Florida in the context of the history of voting rights violations.

Bullfrog Films | 2003 | 57 minutes | 10-12, College, Adult
Crips and Bloods: Made in America - imageCrips and Bloods: Made in America

Chronicles the decades-long cycle of destruction and despair that defines modern gang culture in South LA.

Bullfrog Films | 2009 | 83 minutes | 10-12, College, Adult

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