A History of Black Achievement in America

A History of Black Achievement in America

Director:  Cast: James Avery

DVD

Product Details

Release Date: 08/31/2005
UPC: 0739815002960
Rating: NR
Source: Ambrose Video
Time: 3:36:00

Special Features

Historical documents; Photo gallery; Teacher's guide; Hi-def enhanced; English captions; Spanish captions

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Avery Narrator

Technical Credits

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- History of Black Achievement in America, Vol. 1
2. 1619 - 1621: Blacks Arrive at Jamestown [5:44]
3. 1705: The Virginia General Assembly Passes the Slave Codes [8:04]
4. 1762: Entrepreneur Samuel Fraunces Opens New York City's Most Cherished Revolutionary War Site - The Fraunces Tavern [3:34]
5. 1770: Crispus Attucks and the Black Patriots [6:24]
2. 1772: Chicago Is Settled by Jean DuSable [3:49]
3. 1776: Lemuel Haynes Helps Lay the Foundation for Abolition [4:48]
4. 1791: The First Black Man of Science, Benjamin Banneker, Surveys Washington, D.C. [2:07]
5. 1821: African Grove Theatre Founded in New York [3:36]
6. 1822: Denmark Vesey and the Slave Revolts [3:32]
7. 1823: Legendary Mountain Man James Beckwouth Enters the Rockies [2:46]
8. 1849: Harriet Tubman Uses Underground Railroad to Become Free [3:23]
Disc #2 -- History of Black Achievement in America, Vol. 2
2. 1851: Sojourner Truth Delivers Famous Ain't I a Woman? Speech [3:31]
3. 1854: First Black University Founded - Lincoln University [2:58]
4. 1855: Frederick Douglass Publishes My Bondage and My Freedom [3:47]
5. 1857: Dred Scott Decision Helps Trigger the Civil War [2:51]
6. 1863: Lincoln Signs Emancipation Proclamation [3:04]
7. 1863: Black Regiment Storms Fort Wagner in the Civil War [3:56]
8. 1865-1869: 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments Establish Civil Rights for All [3:08]
2. 1875: Robert Smalls, Former Slave, Elected to House [3:30]
3. 1878: The Black Cowboy and George McJunkin [4:35]
4. 1881: Booker T. Washington Opens Tuskegee Institute [2:46]
5. 1884: T. Thomas Fortune Prophesises the Long and Bitter Struggle for Equality [3:16]
6. 1887: Granville T. Woods, Called the "Black Edison," Patents the Induction Telegraph System [2:57]
7. 1893: Ida B. Wells-Barnett Crusades Against Black Lynching in America [5:25]
8. 1896: Plessy v. Ferguson Case Upholds Segregation [3:32]
Disc #3 -- History of Black Achievement in America, Vol. 3
2. 1904: Scott Joplin and Ma Rainey Initiate the Merger of Two Cultures [4:33]
3. 1909: Matthew Henson Discovers the North Pole [4:52]
4. 1909: W.E.B. DuBois Founds the NAACP [3:10]
5. 1924: George Washington Carver Renaissance Man [4:05]
6. 1925: Alain Locke Leads Harlem Renaissance [4:33]
7. 1926: Satchel Paige Stars in the National Negro Baseball League [3:58]
2. 1935: Marcy McLeod Bethune: American Woman of the 20th Century [4:23]
3. 1936 - 1938: Jesse Owens and Joe Louis Debunk Hitler's Claim of Aryan Superiority [3:37]
4. 1939: Hattie McDaniel Wins the Oscar [4:15]
5. 1940: First Black General, Benjamin O. Davis Sr., Is Stepping Stone to Desegregation of U.S. Army [6:07]
6. 1943: Duke Ellington's Band Performs Black, Brown and Beige at Carnegie Hall [4:57]
Disc #4 -- History of Black Achievement in America, Vol. 4
2. 1950: Ralph Bruce Wins the Nobel Peace Prize [4:19]
3. 1950: Gwendolyn Brooks Becomes the First Black Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize [4:47]
4. 1954: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas [2:50]
5. 1955: Rosa Parks Refuses to Give up Her Seat to a White Passenger on a Montgomery Bus [2:36]
6. 1956: Althea Gibson, First Black Woman to Win a Tennis Grand Slam Event [3:05]
7. 1959: Lorraine Hansberry's Play A Raisin in the Sun Is Produced [5:25]
8. 1963: Martin Luther King Jr. Delivers His I Have a Dream Speech [4:10]
2. 1967: Muhammad Ali Refuses Induction Into the U.S. Army on Religious Grounds [6:01]
3. 1967: Thurgood Marshall, First Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice [3:52]
4. 1977: Alex Haley's Roots: The Saga of An American Family Appears on TV [4:53]
5. 2001: Colin Powell Appointed Secretary of State [3:31]
6. 2004: Neil DeGrasse Tyson Becomes Astrophysics' Superstar [5:29]

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