With February being Black History Month, and March being Women’s History Month, and Earth Day landing in April, the next few months provide us with some convenient opportunities to highlight the Docuseek2 content.
For Black History Month, we have assembled a thematic collection of 13 titles focusing on African American history. This collection is available for licensing as a specially-priced set of films for schools that are new to streaming from Docuseek2. For schools that have already licensed The Docuseek2 Collection, we have created a playlist of the films.
Several of the playlist / collection titles look back to (or hark from) the critical decade of the 1960s, including:
- Finally Got the News – Detroit’s League of Revolutionary Black Workers (“in many respects the most significant expression of black radical thought and activism in the 1960s” according to Manning Marable)
- The Loving Story – the definitive story of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage.
- The Long Walk to Freedom – the story of 12 ordinary people who accomplished extraordinary things in the civil rights movement.
- I Am Somebody – the story of the 1969 Charleston, SC hospital workers strike, an important intersection of the labor movement and the civil rights movement.
- Public Enemy – former Black Panther Party members reflect on the significance of their radical approach to the civil rights movement.
Other titles include:
- Come Hell or High Water – When the graves of former slaves are bulldozed in Mississippi, a native son returns to protect the community they settled.
- The Great Flood – A powerful look at the 1927 Mississippi flood and its many legacies.
- Black February – Captures a series of concerts performed by legendary jazz composer Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris.
- Althea – The story of pioneering tennis star, Althea Gibson.
- They Are We – A family, torn apart by the transatlantic slave trade, is reunited after 200 years.
And more! As always, free 10 previews are available to any registered user.
More on the Women’s History Month and Earth Day to come.