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Summary: Examines the life and legacy of African American poet, memoirist, and civil rights worker Maya Angelou, from her upbringing in the Depression-era South to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana to the recitation of her inaugural poem for President Bill Clinton. Includes Angelou's own words woven together with archival photographs and videos as well as interviews with Angelou's friends and family.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Peninsula (Closed until September 7th)

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MAY NOT RATED

Summary: The heartwarming 'tail' of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy, fun-loving pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY BEC

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Because 2005

Summary: Mississippi during the 1960s: Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Touchstone Home Entertainment 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Summary: A journey into the endless possibilities of life. Rich with positive, life-enhancing messages that focus on growth and change. Positive messages of self-esteem are illustrated through a series of live action and animations shorts through songs, stories and laughter. Explores children's dreams and concerns, as well as their fears and fantasies.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hen's Tooth Video 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV FRE

Summary: A powerful portrayal of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and events of the Civil Rights Movement leading up to his assassination.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: A chance encounter in a nursing home leads to an unexpected friendship between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian who tells her the story of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago, inspiring the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Home Video 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY FRI

Copies Available at Fife Lake

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Fried 1999

Winfield, Paul

Summary: Tells the story of an African American boy, his dog, and his family overcoming adversity in Depression-era Louisiana.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Koch Vision 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY LAS

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: A house-painter/poet struggles to support his cancer-plagued wife.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Platinum Disc Corp. 2001

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Summary: Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV Series Roots 1997

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Gathered together in the Bahamas for their annual one-week reunion, four close couples eagerly reconnect, sharing news about their lives and relationships. But their intimate week in paradise is disrupted by the unexpected arrival of Sheila's ex-husband, Mike, who hopes to break up her new marriage with Troy and win her back. With their relationships hanging in the balance when they return...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lions Gate Entertainment 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY WHY