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Summary: Derek Vinyard, the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists, 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 family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Home Entertainment 2004

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

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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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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

1 hold on 1 copy

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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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

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: DVD 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 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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2 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV SMA

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SMA

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: DVD DRAMA AME

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 Ha

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Summary: Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana causes an international stir when he marries a white woman from London in the late 1940s. When they decided to marry, just as apartheid was being introduced into South Africa, it caused an international uproar. However, their passionate romance triumphed over every obstacle and changed the course of African history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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3 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA UNI

Summary: The world's top directors and some of America's top stars create a panoramic portrait of Paris. Find yourself transported by these sexy, romantic, haunting, dramatic, and beautiful stories.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: First Look Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF PAR

Summary: A black hockey player hopes to be drafted into the NHL, but his dreams are threatened by the racial tensions in his Nova Scotia community.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Light Year Entertainment 2017

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

Summary: "In 1946, Branch Rickey ... owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, took a stand against Major League Baseball's infamous color line when he signed Jackie Robinson ... to the team. The deal put both men in the crosshairs of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and let his talent on the field win over...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2013

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

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Summary: It tells the incredible true story of Michael 'Mike' Burden, an ardent young member of the South Carolina Ku Klux Klan who rose to the rank of Grand Dragon and walked away from all of it with the help of new love and an unlikely ally, the African American religious leader and social activist Reverend David Kennedy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2020

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

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

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