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:

'63 Boycott - image'63 Boycott

Connects the massive 1963 Chicago Public Schools boycott to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.

Bullfrog Films | 2017 | 30 minutes
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
A Tribute to Malcolm X - imageA Tribute to Malcolm X

Made for the William Greaves-produced WNET program Black Journal, A TRIBUTE TO MALCOLM X includes an interview with Malcolm X’s widow Dr. Betty Shabazz, shortly after his 1965 assassination.

Icarus Films | 1967 | 16 minutes
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
Black Dawn - imageBlack Dawn

An animated account of Haiti's liberation told through the eyes of two African slaves.

Icarus Films | 1979 | 20 minutes | 8-12, College, Adult
Capturing the Flag - imageCapturing the Flag

A tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina — the 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

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