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Kidnapped Africans caught in the slave trade during the 1840s seized their ship (Amistad) travelling near Cuba. The ship drifted into U.S. waters and was taken into custody. This resulted an an early Supreme Court...
Frederick Douglass: Fighter for Freedom
As an escaped slave, Douglass became a power figure in the abolishionist movement and even an advisor to President Abraham Lincoln and recruited African Americans for the Union Army.
Booker T. Washington
Born into slavery in the 1850s, Booker T. Washington eagerly persued an education, eventually going on to head the Tuskegee Institute. He was the voice for the African American community in the late 1800s...
George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver lived a long and productive life as a scientist, inventor, educator and contributer to society. Born during the Civil War, Carver overcame the many barriers he faced as an African-American...
World War II
The Tuskegee Airmen
During World War II in a segregated military, the Tuskegee Airmen distinquished themselves among aviators. These African-American aviators flew as fighter escort and protection on bombing runs. Their record...
African Americans in World War II
A remembrance of the the sacrifice and glory of the African Americans who served our country here and abroad during World War II - told by those who served.
The Negro Soldier in World War II
This is a recruitment film for the African American community during World War II, years before Truman desegregated the troops. Directed by Frank Capra.
Negro Colleges in War Time
World War II film covering the education and training of African Americans in agriculture, design & manufacturing, and more at Howard, Tuskegee, Hampton Roads, and more.
Civil Rights Movement
Integration Report 1
Integration Report 1 is a civil rights documentary covering the year between 1959 and 1960 in Montgomery, Alabama, Brooklyn, New York, & Washington, D.C..
In the early 1960s, James Meredith challenged the racism of his time by demanding his civil rights and admittance to the University of Mississippi.
Martin Luther King - Various News Clips
This is a collection of short news clips of civil rights leader and peace activist Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Dream of Kings
A collage of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. produced shortly after his death includes comments from President Lyndon Johnson, Sammy Davis Junior, James Brown, Hubert Humphrey and more. If includes clips form...
Roy Wilkins was active for over 40 years as a civil rights activist and leader. He is best known for his many years with the NAACP in many roles including executive secretary and executive director.
March on Washington
August, 28 1963 - Citizens from across the country met on the mall in Washington, D.C. to protest against civil rights discrimination. It was here that Martin Luther King gave his famous "I Have A Dream" speech.
Man on the Move - Civil Rights Progress 1973
1973 film prepared for distribution outside of the U.S. as an update on the progress of civil rights and how the African-American community has contriubted to society. This segment includes a short interview with Bill Cosby.
From Dreams to Reality - Tribute to Minority Inventors
Narrated by Ossie Davis, this tribute to minority inventors touches upon many inventions that have contributed to American science, technology, and medicine. Motivates junior and senior high school students...
Barack Obama Inauguration
On January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama was sworn in as 44th President of the United States and delivered his Inaugural Address. President Obama is the first African-American president in U.S. History.