Working It Out: From Emancipation to Economic Independence
Even before Emancipation, African Americans sought rare opportunities to earn an income in spite of the limitations imposed upon them by enslavement. This list highlights successes gained and struggles faced for jobs and employment from Emancipation to the 21st century. (Created Aug. 2020)
A. Philip Randolph
Takes viewers on a tour of 20th-century civil rights and labor history as it chronicles Randolph's legendary efforts to build a more equitable society.
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Beloved by millions of children around the world, Elmo is an international icon. However, few people know the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster: Kevin Clash. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, 'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' follows Clash's remarkable career, while also offering a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.
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The untold history of America's first black millionaires--former slaves who endured incredible challenges to amass and maintain their wealth for a century, from the Jacksonian period to the Roaring Twenties--self-made entrepreneurs whose unknown success mirrored that of American business heroes such as Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Thomas Edison.
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Black Man in A White Coat
Tweedy explores the challenges confronting black doctors, and the disproportionate health burdens faced by black patients, ultimately seeking a way forward to better treatment and more compassionate care.
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This documentary covers more than 150 years of African-American men and women, from those bound by bondage to moguls at the top of multimillion-dollar empires.
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Curveball tells the inspiring story of baseball's "female Jackie Robinson," a woman whose ambition, courage, and raw talent propelled her from ragtag teams barnstorming across the Dakotas to playing in front of large crowds at Yankee Stadium.
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The story of African Slavery in America started with the first permanent English Colony in the 17th century... and ended with the Civil War. But those two hundred and fifty years of struggle were just the beginning. The beginning of a journey down the long Emancipation Road.
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Uncovers a surprising history of cooperation among fast food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders, who--in the troubled years after King's assassination--believed they found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality.
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The Future of the Colored Race in America
Travel back in time to the midst of Civil War-torn America and get a first-hand glimpse into how progressive American thinkers were conceptualizing race relations and grappling with the issue of how African-Americans would fare in the aftermath of the war. This thought-provoking essay from writer and pastor William Aikman is a compelling document of a turbulent period in U.S. history.
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She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s--and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted.
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