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Summary: Afro is out on a mission to seek revenge for the wrongful death of his father. A warrior who travels a solitary path encountering a myriad of enemies, friends, and challenges beyond imagination.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Funimation Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Young Adult Anime, Call number: DVD ANIME AFR

Summary: Dancing great Bill Williamson takes a look back on the beginnings of his career and his romance with fellow rising star Selina. Their romance is brief because Selina does not want to settle down.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

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Summary: The story of the 'Fighting 99th' - the first squadron of black American pilots to be allowed to fight for their country. It is 1943 and the U.S. is suffering huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers were not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, the "Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA TUS

Summary: An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ROO

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Summary: Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC PIO
1 available in Sight & Sound Print Material, Call number: SSC DVD DOC PIO

Contents: In 'da beginning. Bring in 'da noise, bring in 'da funk (3:48) ; The door to Isle GorGee (1:00) ; Slave ships (3:19) ; Som'thin' from nuthin'/Circle stomp (4:04) ; The pan handlers (1:17) -- Urbanization. The lynching blues (3:01) ; Chicago bound (4:12) ; Shifting sounds (1:03) ; Industrialization (3:44) ; Quittin' time/The Chicago riot rag (6:17) ; I got the beat/Dark tower (3:28) ; The...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: RCA Victor 0000

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SM BRI

Wilson, August

Summary: The protagonist of Fences (part of Wilsons ten-part Pittsburgh Cycle plays), Troy Maxson, is a strong man, a hard man. He has had to be to survive. Troy Maxson has gone through life in an America where to be proud and black is to face pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960s, a spirit that is changing the world Troy...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Plume 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812 WIL

Summary: The comical adventures of an African American family living in suburbia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV BOO

Summary: Based on the life of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a young American unknown graffiti artist who lived on the streets of New York City in a cardboard box. Jean-Michel was "discovered" by Andy Warhol's art world and became a star. But his success came at a high price, and Basquiat paid with friendship, love, drugs and eventually, his life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Echo Bridge Home Entertainment 1996

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA BAS

Summary: Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peel give viewers no choice but to laugh at their hilarious way of examining life in a provocative and irreverent way, through a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments. From gangsters sharing a passion for Twilight to Ice-T as a naughty puppy, or racist super heroes, it showcases their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Publisher not identified] 2014

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV KEY

Summary: The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Classic Media, Inc. 2005

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD A

Summary: When 11-year-old Jason Ross is cut from his little league team his undefeatable spirit leads him to try and create an expansion team. In searching for a new coach, Jason comes to believe that Mack Henry is really Buck McHenry, the legendary pitcher from the old Negro Baseball Leagues. While Mack begins to coach this rag-tag team, Jason and his friends set out to prove his true identity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Feature Films for Familes 2004

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY FIN

Summary: The courageous story of an African-American sailor who dared to dream of becoming a U.S. Navy Master Diver. Despite a ruthless training officer and a tragic shipboard accident, Carl's iron will is never broken. Against all odds, he pushes on to achieve the impossible.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2001

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2 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MEN

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Men 2001

Summary: "Elements of Shakespeare's stories are woven into this beautiful and enchanting tale that details the beginning, end and rebirth of a love affair between William and Venus, a member of the mystical Native American Lightning Clan. Though society, cultural circumstances, and family pressures conspire to keep them apart, a young William and Venus devise ways to meet and strengthen the bond between...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Vertical Entertainment 2013

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family From 2013

Summary: Clover always wondered why there was a fence that separated the black side of town from the white side. When a young white girl, from the other side, starts to sit on the fence, her curiousity, and a friendship, develops.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Weston Woods Studios 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: J REF DVD OTH

Summary: Infused with spirituals, folk songs, blues, and jazz, Hallelujah follows the fortunes of Zeke, a poor cotton farmer. Love, loss, passion, redemption, make this cinematic milestone the first all-black feature from a major studio.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment 2006

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS HAL

Summary: Screen version of the life of Malcolm X, who through his religious conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2005

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MAL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE MAL

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Summary: A timeless love story set in early 1970s Harlem involving newly engaged nineteen-year- old Tish and her fiance Fonny who have a beautiful future ahead. But their plans are derailed when Fonny is arrested for a crime he did not commit. Now the pair and their families must fight for justice in the name of love and the promise of the American dream.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2019

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE IF

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD Movie If 2019

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

Summary: Based on the short story by Richard Wright. A black teenage farm worker believes that owning a gun is a mark of maturity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Monterey Video 2005

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY ALM

Baldwin, James

Summary: In a small Southern town, a white man murders a black man, then throws his body in the weeds. With this act of violence--which is loosely based on the notorious 1955 killing of Emmett Till--Baldwin launches an unsparing and at times agonizing probe of the wounds of race. For where once a white storekeeper could have shot a "boy" like Richard Henry with impunity, times have changed. And...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage International 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812.54 Baldw

Milner, Ron.

Contents: Checkmates -- Urban transition -- Jazz-set -- What the wine-sellers buy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 812.54 MIL

Summary: A series of biblical stories are told from a black perspective. Unlike many Hollywood biblical epics, this sensitive, thoughtful film brings to the scriptures a profound level of understanding. Featuring the joyful gospel sounds of the Hall Johnson Choir.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA GRE

Summary: The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the Civil War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV ROO

Summary: A poor African-American family make the best of things in the Chicago housing projects.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2015

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV GOO