Civil Rights in America
The Film & Audio Department contains a wide variety of materials relating to the Civil Rights movement in America, including the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., biographies of famous activists and documentaries about the people, places and events that shaped our country.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Biographies and Documentaries
(DVD) E185.97.K5 C485 2004x
This story begins on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963 when a 34-year-old preacher galvanized millions with his dream for an America free of racism. It comes to an end almost five years later on a motel balcony in Memphis, Tennessee.
(DVD) E185.97.K5 I53 2005x
Personal comments from family members, friends, former classmates, and advisors are chronicled in this moving piece honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. Includes the "I have a dream" speech on the Lincoln Memorial and other memorable events.
(DVD) E185.97.K5 K485 2008x
Looks at the life of Dr. Marin Luther King and the relevance of his message in the current world. Includes interviews with Martin Luther King III, Andy Young, Harry Belafonte, Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Bono, Forest Whitaker, Chuck D and others.
(DVD) E185.97.K5 K49 2007x
A look at the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as seen through three major conflicts: the struggle between black and white America, disunity within the civil rights movement, and an undeclared war in Vietnam. Includes an interview with Dr. King that took place on the Mike Douglas show.
(DVD) E185.97.K5 M3245 1994x
Traces the career of civil rights leader Martin Luther King through the events caused by "sit-ins", "freedom riders", his numerous arrests, the presidency of John F. Kennedy, the 1963 march to Washington D.C., the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, the Voting Rights Act in 1965, until his assassination in 1968, at age 39.
(DVD) E185.97.K5 M328 2007x
Examines the life of the Baptist minister and civil rights leader who helped American blacks win many battles for equal rights.
(DVD) E185.97.K5 M34195 2007x
This program provides an intimate portrait of Martin Luther King, Jr., profiling his life as a civil rights leader, and assessing the extent to which his dream of racial equality has been realized today. The program reveals his character and campaigns. DVD.
(DVD) E185.97.K5 M342 2002x
Profiles African American Baptist minister, Martin Luther King, Jr., the main leader of the civil rights movement in the United States during the 1950s and the 1960s. Includes comments from King's biographers, colleagues, friends, and fellow civil rights activists. DVD.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
(DVD) E185.97.K5 A5 2006x
Original footage highlights Martin Luther King's dramatic speeches and conversations spanning 1956 to 1968, including his last address on April 3, 1968, the night before his assassination. Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Alabama, November 13, 1956 -- Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, December 11, 1964 -- Bloody Sunday, Selma, Alabama, March 7, 1965 -- Voting rights act, August 6, 1965 -- Reflections on peaceful marches -- Civil rights meetings, 1966 -- Viet Nam War, Atlanta, Georgia, April 16, 1967 -- Poor people's march, January 16, 1968 -- National Cathedral, Washington, DC, March 31, 1968 -- Been to the mountaintop, Memphis, TN, April 3, 1968.
(CD) E184.6.E94 2001x
Includes "Keep moving," (Birmingham 1963). Book on CD.
(DVD) PS668.G75 2005x
Fourteen of the most important and well-known political speeches of modern times. Includes "When a man has already died" (March 8, 1965).
AUDIO DEVICE PS668.G73 2006x (Playaway)
Memorable speeches from the 20th century as originally recorded, edited to include the most famous segments. Includes "Brown Chapel" and "I Have a Dream."
(CD) BV4241.5.K56 1998cx
Original recordings of Martin Luther King, Jr., also read by Keith David and Jay Gregory. A collection of King's sermons, many never before published, includes introductions and commentaries by leading theologians, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Billy Graham, and Congressman Floyd Flake. Book on CD.
(DVD) E185.97.K5 A5 2005x
I Have a Dream contains King's entire inspirational speech in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. Special features: "The big march" (Newsreel, 1963); "March on Washington" (1963); "The march twenty years later" (1983).
(CD) PS509.U52 P37 2003bx
Includes the address at the March on Washington, August 28, 1963. Book on CD.
(DVD) PN6122.S637 2002x
Contains a selection of speeches of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan. DVD.
Civil Rights Movement
Bethune, Mary McLeod
Traces the life and achievements of the Black educator who fought bigotry and racial injustice and sought equality for blacks in the areas of education and political rights. VHS.
(DVD) E185.97.B34 M395 2008x
A biography of the nationally acclaimed educator, civil rights champion, and early founder of one of America's first Black colleges, now named Bethune-Cookman College.
Houston, Charles Hamilton
(DVD) KF373.H644 R63 2004x
Presents the role of Charles Hamilton Houston in the cases which led to the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education. Gives a history of segregation, Jim Crow Laws, the NAACP and biographical information on persons influential in the desegregation movement. DVD or VHS.
(DVD) E185.98.L58 H66 2005x
Viola Liuzzo, a 39-year-old wife and mother of five, was the only white woman killed during the civil rights movement. Narrated by Stockard Channing, Paola di Florio's powerful and poignant documentary tells Liuzzo's tragic story. DVD.
(DVD) F334.M753 P38645 2004x
This program will show students the role Rosa Parks played in the Civil Rights Movement and her involvement as an officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Randolph, A. Philip
Biography of the African American labor leader, journalist, and civil rights activist, A. Philip Randolph. VHS.
(DVD) E185.97.R63 P3786 2007x
The story of Paul Robeson, an African-American performer who was one of the front-runners of the civil rights movement in the 1960's. Also examines his life as a scholar, athlete, humanitarian, and artist.
(DVD) E185.97.R63 P377 2007x
Paul Robeson, tribute to an artist: Traces Robeson's career through his activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, "Ol' Man River."
(DVD) E185.97.R93 B76 2002x
A documentary examining the life of Bayard Rustin, one of the first "freedom riders," an adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and A. Philip Randolph, and an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington. However, Rustin was forced to play a background role in landmark civil rights events because he was homosexual.
Civil Rights Movement
(DVD) HD5325.S2572 1968.M46 2004x
Recounts the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike in Memphis, Tennessee, which Martin Luther King, Jr. linked to his nationwide Poor People's Campaign and which presaged his assassination in Memphis.
(DVD) E185.61.E939 2006x vols. 1-7
A comprehensive history of the people, the stories, the events, and the issues of the civil rights struggle in the United States. Vols. 1-3 tell the story of America's civil rights years from 1954 to 1965; vols. 4-7 examine the new America from 1966 to the mid 1980's.
(DVD) F334.B69 N4124 2000x
When a bomb tears through the basement of a Black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham to the forefront of America's concern. This film features archival film footage, home photographs and comments by surviving family members, and interviews with local and national figures of the time.
(DVD) E185.61.H535 2007x
"Separate But Equal" facilities and Jim Crow laws provide the realistic backdrop for this visual history of the civil rights movement. The most dramatic moments in the fight for equality are presented, from the historic case of Plessy v. Ferguson to roles of many prominent African Americans like Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, A. Philip Randolph, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Interviews with Andrew Young, James Farmer and other leading authorities illuminate the enduring spirit that inspired bus boycotts, lunch counter sit-ins, freedom marches and demonstrations.
(DVD) E185.61.L5175 2009x
This NBC News program presents original coverage from frontline correspondents and camera teams at work during critical junctures in America's battle for racial equality. Hosted by NBC anchor Lester Holt, the video examines the Greensboro sit-ins; the Freedom Rider phenomenon; the efforts by, in support of, and against black students entering southern schools and universities; the March on Washington; and other events and initiatives.
(DVD) F350.N4 M87 2004x
The brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began.
(DVD) E840.8.K4 R577 2010x
On April 4, 1968, across the street from the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, a gunman fired a rifle and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lay mortally wounded. As news of King's assassination spread, American cities were engulfed in chaos and fear. Despite the violence raging across the country, Robert F. Kennedy went to Indiana and made one of the great political speeches of the 20th century. The inspiring moment in American history is told through interviews from those who were in the crowd that night.
(DVD) F334.S4 S573 2007x
Looks at the role played by Catholic nuns in the efforts to secure voting rights for African Americans in Selma, Alabama, in 1965.
(DVD) E185.86.S6976 2002x
This documentary tells the story of Mississippi women in the 1950's and 1960's during the civil right movement. Includes testimony from Unita Blackwell, Flonzie Goodloe Brown-Wright, Mae Bertha Carter and others. These living legends and others give their firsthand testimony and capture a piece of history that is often overlooked in history books.
(DVD) E185.61.V7444 2006x
This 2 volume DVD set looks at one of the defining social movements in America's history, the Civil Rights Movement.
This video examines the American Civil Rights Movement from the perspective of African-American churches. These churches provided moral and spiritual support as well as being critical and strategic centers for the movement. DVD.
(DVD) LC214.2.W58 2005x
On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education that the concept of "separate but equal" school segregation was unconstitutional. Director Peter Gilbert explores the history and legacy of the legal decision.
Black Panther Party
(DVD) E185.97.N48 S65 2001x
A portrait of Huey P. Newton, the late co-founder of the Black Panther Party, adapted from Robert Guenveur Smith's off Broadway play. This performance was filmed before a live audience and supplemented with archival footage. There is also an audiobook.
(DVD) E185.97.C6 L43 2008x
In 1997, social activist, former Black Panther, and author Eldridge Cleaver sat down with Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. for a discussion on his life as a civil rights activist.
(DVD) E185.97.H36 M87 2007x
Mike Gray started out to make a film about the Black Panther Party, but on Dec. 4, 1969, the Chicago police raided a Panther apartment and his film became a documentary about the murder of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party.
(DVD) E185.615.B5455 2004x
Black Panther: Interviews with founding members, Huey P. Newton, Eldridge Cleaver, and Bobby Seale, and documentary footage of the organization's meetings and marches reveal a pragmatic and still relevant outline for African American communities' self-determination and development. San Francisco State, on strike: Recounts how students of color led a six month long strike in the fall of 1968 at San Francisco State to make their university's curriculum and admission policies more relevant and succeeded in creating the establishment of the first Ethnic Studies department in America.
(DVD) E185.97.B54 P37 2006x
The story of a man in search of justice who is wronged by the nation with which he is at odds. The film also offers insight into the role of the Black Panther Party in social change.
(DVD) E185.8.T95 2008x
Measures the economic and social success of the civil rights movement and the gap between middle class and poor African-Americans through interviews with noted Black Americans and historical film footage.
(DVD) E185.615.W437 2006x
Features three films on the Black Panther Party made in 1968-1969 by the Newsreel film collective and additional footage on Black Panther history and legacy from Roz Payne and the Newsreel filmmakers. Includes extensive video and audio interviews with party members and movement participants as well as documents from the Roz Payne Archives chronicling both the movement and government attempts to suppress it. DVD.