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Summary: "William Boston has just joined the all-black 24th infantry of the United States Army. A natural leader, Boston quickly rises within his troop and is looked up to by the others. When the men are sent to the South, where racism runs rampant in a merciless community, the troop is pushed to their limit. After endless brutal acts of violence, Boston and the men turn their fear and rage against the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD 24TH

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

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Summary: From Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, co-creator of Yellowstone, co-creator of Yellowstone, Mayor of Kingstown follows the McLusky family--power brokers in Kingstown. Michigan where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV MAY
1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV MAY

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Summary: From Academy Award nominee Taylor Sheridan, co-creator of Yellowstone, and Hugh Dillon, it follows the McLusky family-power brokers in Kingstown, Michigan, where the business of incarceration is the only thriving industry. Tackling themes of systemic racism, corruption and inequality, the series provides a stark look at their attempt to bring order and justice to a town that has neither.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Summary: Set in early nineteenth century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN AFE

Summary: "All-American athlete, scholar, renowned baritone, stage actor, and social activist, Paul Robeson ... the son of an escaped slave, managed to become a top-billed movie star during the time of Jim Crow America ... his film legacy lives on and continues to speak eloquently of the long and difficult journey of a courageous and outspoken African-American."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2007

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

Summary: While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, is appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young woman.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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

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Summary: Wayne plays ex-Confederate soldier Ethan Edwards, an Indian-hater who believes more in bullets than words. He's out to find his young niece, who's been taken captive by the renegade Comanches who massacred her family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 1997

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1 available in Western DVDs, Call number: DVD WESTERN SEA

Summary: From out of the shadows comes this final collection of hard-to-find noir classics: The Crimson Kimono (1959); The Lineup (1958); The Shadow in the Window (1956); The Long Haul (1957); Pickup Alley (1957); The Tijuana Story (1957); She Played with Fire (1957); The Case Against Brooklyn (1958); and Man on a String (1960).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY CRIME/MYSTERY NOI

Summary: In 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player of the Woodlawn High School football team, including its coach Tandy Gerelds. Their dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate leads to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar, Tony Nathan.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Woodlawn 2016

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD WOO RATED PG

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Summary: Explores the lives of two couples, one Jamaican and the other English, whose worlds intertwine in post-World War II Britain, at a turning point in the long relationship between the two countries. It is a story of tender emotion and sparkling wit, of crossings taken and passages lost, of shattering compassion and of reckless optimism in the face of insurmountable barriers.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Distribution 2010

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

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV SMA

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

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

Summary: Devoted family man and religious faithful Bob Collins is devastated by a tragic crime that shakes his faith to the core, when his business is ruined on the eve of its grand opening. Jake, who by chance went along for the ride that fateful night, with revengeful bully Snake Cain and his friend, finds himself overcome by guilt over what has transpired.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Movie Gallows

Summary: One hundred and fifty thousand dollars, ready for the taking. It's too much to resist for Earl Slater, a bigoted ex-con slumming through life with a patronizing girlfriend, an obliging neighbor and zero expectations. He agrees to be part of a bank job planned by former cop Burke. Until, that is, he finds out one of his partners will be a black man. Earl's desperate need for cash, however, leads...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Olive Films 2018

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY ODD

Summary: "Michael Roemer's groundbreaking first feature, sensitively shot by his close collaborator Robert M. Young, is a still-resonant expression of humanity in the face of virulent prejudice. Made at the height of the civil rights movement, Nothing But A Man reveals the toll of systemic racism through its honest portrait of a southern Black railroad worker confronting the daily challenges of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA NOT

Summary: American History X: "Derek Vinyard, the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists in Los Angeles, lands in prison for a brutal, hate-driven murder. Upon his release, ashamed of his past and pledging to reform, Derek realizes he must save his younger brother, Danny, from a similar fate. A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2011

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY DRAMA AME

Summary: Tells the emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas from an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2005

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

Summary: Starr Carter navigates the perilous waters between her poor, black neighborhood and her prestigious, mainly white private school. This all changes when she finds herself in the middle of racial activism after her best friend is shot by police officers, and she's forced to make a decision. Allow the media to skewer her friend to protect the status quo, or stand up and tell the truth in memory of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2019

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

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

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

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

Summary: In the year 2022, the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac tells the story of his life to renown journalist Daniel Molloy. Beginning in 1910 New Orleans, Louis forms a vampire family with the vampire Lestat, complete with teen fledgling, Claudia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD INT

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

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2 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV INT

Summary: Hank and Leticia inhabit stark, queasy realities of the contemporary South, he as a death row corrections officer and she as the soon-to-be widow of an inmate whose execution Hank helps conduct. In the aftermath of the execution, both lose their children to tragic deaths and they form an unlikely bond.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Home Entertainment 2002

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

Summary: Accidentally blinded as a child, 18-year-old Selina D'Arcey falls in love with a gentle and charming man, Gordon Ralfe, whom she meets in a rare visit to a park. Her racist mother declares that because Gordon is black, their relationship cannot continue, forcing Selina to choose between her family and her heart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Turner Entertainment and Warner Home Video 2003

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

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

Summary: One hundred and fifty thousand dollars, ready for the taking. It's too much to resist for Earl Slater, a bigoted ex-con slumming through life with a patronizing girlfriend, an obliging neighbor and zero expectations. He agrees to be part of a bank job planned by former cop Burke. Until, that is, he finds out one of his partners will be a black man. Earl's desperate need for cash, however, leads...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM/UA Home Video 2003

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Summary: Gregory Peck plays a southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal 2005

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Summary: A German shepherd is adopted by an actress who learns that the dog has been trained to attack only African Americans. Now it's up to an animal trainer to try to change the dog.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2008

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Summary: In 1973, a spiritual awakening captured the heart of nearly every player of the Woodlawn High School football team, including its coach Tandy Gerelds. Their dedication to love and unity in a school filled with racism and hate leads to the largest high school football game ever played in the torn city of Birmingham, Alabama, and the rise of its first African American superstar, Tony Nathan.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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