This 48 documentary collection celebrates the life, culture and accomplishments of the Most Influential African Americans. It portrays a riveting history of slavery through detailed reenactments, interviews and first hand accounts of this haunting past.
Documentary 1: BLACK HISTORY-A RETROSPECTIVE ( 3 DVD, 14 Hours 48 minutes, 39 Episodes )
This comprehensive DVD compilation features an in-depth collection of documentaries and programs chronicling the contributions and accomplishments of the most prominent and influential African-Americans throughout the history of the United States. From the oppression and hardship during the time of the Civil War to civil rights movements that paved the way to this country's first African-American president, this 39 program set is the definitive retrospective of Black History in America. The 39 Episodes you'll find on these 3 DVD are:
African Americans in World War II, African Burial Ground Vol. 1,
African Burial Ground Vol. 2,
African Burial Ground Vol. 3,
African Burial Ground Vol. 4,
Black Wings - The American Black in Aviation,
Booker T. Washington - The life And legacy,
Barack Obama - The Power of Hope, Carl Lewis on his Career,
Frederick Douglass - An American Life, Henry Browne - Farmer,
Highlights of The 1936 Olympics Berlin,
Integration Report, Jan Matzeliger, Larry Lebby and Stone Lithography, Lou Stovall, March in Washington,
Malcolm X Nationalist or Humanist, Martin Luther King - Civil Rights Roundtable, Negro Colleges in War Time,Newsreel The Black Panthers, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Paul Robeson - The Tallest Tree in Our Forest,
Poverty in America, Scott Joplin, The Brown Bomber, The Civil War, The Life of Maggie Lena Walker,
The Longines Chronoscope Adam Clayton Powell Jr., The Negro in Entertainment, The Negro in Industry,
The Negro in Sports, The Negro Sailor, The Negro Soldier, The Open Mind - New Negro With Martin Luther King,
Plantation System in Southern Life, To Do Battle in The Land, W.C. Handy, We Work Again, What About Prejudice?
-- Documentary 2: UP FROM SLAVERY ( 2 DVD, 5 Hours, 7 Episodes )
Up From Slavery is a powerful, compelling and haunting 7-part documentary series that examines the history of slavery in America, from the arrival of the first African slaves through Nat Turner's Rebellion to the Civil War and beyond. When slavery was first brought to America's shores, the war, and even the nation it tore apart, was centuries in the future. With incredibly detailed historical reenactments, expert commentary and the stories of slavery told through first-hand accounts, this is an epic struggle 400 years in the making. A journey into the past like none other. This is the story of these men and women who by their hands laid the foundation of what would become the most powerful nation on Earth.
Part One - 1619 Virginia - The First African Slaves arrive
Part Two - 18th Century Colonial America and Slavery under the rule of the British Empire
Part Three - Slavery in the United States after the Revolution
Part Four - Nat Turner's Rebellion, 1831
Part Five - Abolition from the North grows
Part Six - The Civil War. Emancipation Proclamation
Part Seven - Aftermath of the Civil War and new "freedom"
Format: DVD Run Time: 19 hr 54min Rating: TV-14 Region Code: Region 1