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Civil Rights era video, streaming for all the world to see @Booth

This collection of African American Civil Rights Movement era film and television is available to stream through Booth’s subscription to Alexander Street Press. The selected videos build on the bibliography compiled by Marlene Slough in the program booklet for the For All the World to See exhibit currently at Booth. The videos are subtitled and accompanied by text transcripts. (Please note that viewing access is restricted to Eastern Illinois University patrons.)

allpowertothepeopleAll Power to the People!
Documentary on the historical context for the establishment of the civil rights movement and the formation of the Black Panther Party. (1996, 1 hr. 57 min.)

childshallleadthemA Child Shall Lead Them
Tells the story of public school desegregation in Nashville, Tennessee, beginning with first graders in September 1957. (2008, 23 min.)

 

colorofjusticeThe Color of Justice
Explores judicial decisions that have shaped America’s racial attitudes—the Dred Scott case, Plessy vs. Ferguson, the 1970 court order to integrate the schools of Lamar, South Carolina—and reviews the efforts of modern political and judicial leaders to help break the color line in the nation’s schools, voting booths, courtrooms, and public accommodations. (1970, 24 min.)

februaryoneFebruary One
Documentary on the sit-in staged by four Black college students at the lunch counter of the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth five and dime store. (2003, 57 min.)

freedomsummerFreedom Summer
Spotlights the murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi on June 21, 1964. From the History Channel television miniseries 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America. (2006, 38 min.)

freedomtrainThe Freedom Train
Documents the National Negro Labor Council, formed in 1951 to advance Blacks in the workplace and eliminate racism inside the unions. (1996, 30 min.)

freedomscallFreedom’s Call
Dorothy Gilliam and Ernest Withers, two African-American journalists who covered the events of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s, return to the deep South where it all took place. Their journey to Memphis, Little Rock, Oxford, Jackson and the Mississippi Delta brings back memories of those turbulent times. (2007, 47 min.)

homeofthebraveHome of the Brave
Documentary on the civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo, who was murdered in 1965 as she campaigned for Black suffrage in Selma, Alabama. (2003, 1 hr. 14 min.)

july64July ’64
Using archival footage and interviews with those who were present, this film explores the genesis and outcome of a three-night riot that erupted in two predominantly Black neighborhoods in downtown Rochester, New York—the culmination of decades of poverty, joblessness and racial discrimination. (2004, 54 min.)

neverturnbackNever Turn Back
This tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer, a nonviolent motivator in the civil rights movement, includes an interview with her, comments from individuals who knew her or her work, and scenes of her galvanizing civil rights workers. (1983, 59 min.)

wwwwwbOff the Pig / Mayday / Repression
A trio of early documentaries about the Black Panther Party, by the Newsreel film collective. From the What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party Library collection. (1968, 14 min.; 1969, 13 min.; 1969, 13 min.)

 


ohfreedomOh, Freedom!

Traces the Black civil rights movement from 1955 when a Black woman refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, to the cry for Black power nearly a decade later. Explores the movement and its impact through the words of the people involved, and through examinations of the concept of Black Power. (1970, 27 min.)

revolution67Revolution ’67
Focuses on the explosive urban rebellion in Newark, New Jersey, in July 1967, to reveal the long-standing racial, economic, and political forces which generated inner city poverty and perpetuate it today. (2007, 1 hr. 14 min.)

roadtobrownThe Road to Brown
This documentary tells the story of the battle to overturn Plessy v. Ferguson and of the man who led the charge, lawyer Charles Hamilton Houston. Moving from slavery to civil rights, the program provides a concise history of how African Americans finally won full legal equality. (1990, 57 min.)

rosaparksthepathtofreedomRosa Parks: The Path to Freedom
Biography of the dynamic but quiet woman whose demand for her civil rights led to the social changes of the 1960s. This documentary contains an overview of the events that took place in Montgomery, Alabama: Mrs. Parks’ arrest, the bus boycott, and the segregation laws that were finally overturned. (1996, 25 min.)

strangedemiseofjimcrowThe Strange Demise of Jim Crow
Not all civil rights victories of the 1960s played out in front of television cameras. This documentary focuses on Houston, Texas, as an example of how many Southern cities were desegregated in a quieter fashion, with behind-the-scenes negotiations, secret deals, and controversial news blackouts. (1997, 57 min.)

voicesofcivilrightsVoices of Civil Rights
Personal narratives of everyday people who lived through this transformative era, from bus boycotts in Birmingham to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. From the History Channel “Save Our History” series. (2005, 45 min.)

Years of Struggle, History, Leaders, Activists

In support of the fall 2016 exhibit and programs “For All the World To See: Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights” Booth librarians have gathered several reference titles focused on African American History and civil rights. They are currently on display in the reference corridor on the 3rd floor of Booth.

  • African American Films Through 1959: A Comprehensive, Illustrated Filmography
  • Richards, Larry, 1950-
  • PN1995.9.N4 R54 1998
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  • African American Years
  • Stepto, Gabriel.
  • E185 .S797 2003
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  • African-american Atlas: Black History and Culture–an Illustrated Reference
  • Asante, Molefi Kete, 1942-
  • E185 .A79 1998
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  • Black America: A State-by-state Historical Encyclopedia
  • E185 .B537 2011
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  • Black America: A State-by-state Historical Encyclopedia
  • E185 .B537 2011
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  • Black Firsts: 4,000 Ground-breaking and Pioneering Historical Events
  • E185 .B574 2003
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  • Chronology Of African-american History: Significant Events and People from 1619 to the Present
  • Hornsby, Alton.
  • E185 .H64 1991
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American Actresses in Film and Television
  • McCann, Bob, 1948-2009.
  • PN1995.9.N4 M345 2010
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American History
  • E185 .E544 2010
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American History
  • E185 .E544 2010
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American History
  • E185 .E544 2010
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American Politics
  • Smith, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1947-
  • E185 .S58155 2003
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American Society
  • E185 .E546 2005
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  • Encyclopedia Of African American Society
  • E185 .E546 2005
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  • Encyclopedia Of African-american Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • E185 .E54 2006
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  • Encyclopedia Of African-american Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • E185 .E54 2006
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  • Encyclopedia Of African-american Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • E185 .E54 2006
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  • Encyclopedia Of African-american Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • E185 .E54 2006
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  • Encyclopedia Of African-american Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • E185 .E54 2006
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  • Encyclopedia Of African-american Culture and History: The Black Experience in the Americas
  • E185 .E54 2006
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  • Encyclopedia Of Slave Resistance and Rebellion
  • E447 .E53 2007
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  • Encyclopedia Of Slave Resistance and Rebellion
  • E447 .E53 2007
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  • Encyclopedia Of the Great Black Migration
  • E185.6 .E54 2006
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  • Encyclopedia Of the Great Black Migration
  • E185.6 .E54 2006
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  • Encyclopedia Of the Great Black Migration
  • E185.6 .E54 2006
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  • Greenwood Encyclopedia Of African American Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Twenty-first Century
  • E185.61 .E54 2003
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  • Greenwood Encyclopedia Of African American Civil Rights: From Emancipation to the Twenty-first Century
  • E185.61 .E54 2003
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  • Icons Of African American Protest: Trailblazing Activists Of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Knight, Gladys L., 1974-
  • E185.96 .K56 2009
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  • Icons Of African American Protest: Trailblazing Activists Of the Civil Rights Movement
  • Knight, Gladys L., 1974-
  • E185.96 .K56 2009
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  • Landmarks Of African American History
  • Horton, James Oliver.
  • E185 .H6444 2005
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  • Routledge Atlas Of African American History
  • Earle, Jonathan Halperin.
  • E185 .E125 2000
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  • Timelines Of African-american History: 500 Years Of Black Achievement
  • Cowan, Thomas Dale.
  • E185 .C86 1994
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  • Traveler’s Guide to the Civil Rights Movement
  • Carrier, Jim, 1944-
  • E185.61 .C267 2004
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  • Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia Of People, Places, and Operations
  • Snodgrass, Mary Ellen.
  • E450 .S65 2008
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  • Underground Railroad: An Encyclopedia Of People, Places, and Operations
  • Snodgrass, Mary Ellen.
  • E450 .S65 2008
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  • Untold Glory: African Americans in Pursuit Of Freedom, Opportunity, and Achievement
  • Govenar, Alan B., 1952-
  • E185.96 .G68 2006
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  • W.e.b. Du Bois: An Encyclopedia
  • E185.97.D73 W164 2001
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Million Man March 20th Anniversary

Million Man March, Washington, D.C.

Friday, October 16, 2015 marks the twentieth anniversary of the Million Man March. On that date in 1995, nearly as many African-American men from across the United States convened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., drawing attention to and demonstrating unity against the economic and social injustices faced by the African-American community.

Signs at Million Man March

Proposed by Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, the historic event was intended in part to counter media stereotypes by promoting a more positive image of African-American men. Attendees pledged personal responsibility for their roles within their families and society.

MC Hammer and Eugene B. Redmond at Million Man March

These images come from a collection of more than 900 photographs taken by Eugene B. Redmond, a poet, scholar, and professor at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (pictured above at the march with MC Hammer). The photos can be viewed online in the EBR Million Man March digital collection, which visually documents Redmond’s experience before, during, and after the event. The digital exhibition “Path to Visible Glory” features additional materials from the Redmond Collection (now housed at SIUE’s Lovejoy Library), including manuscripts, audio files, and ephemera.

In commemoration of the march, SIUE Library and Information Services has invited the public to contribute information about the event and those in attendance by adding tags to the digital collection. To participate, visit http://www.siue.edu/lovejoylibrary/tas/MMM_20th.htm. Tagging will be open through the end of November.

To learn more about the Million Man March, listed below are highlights from the Booth Library collection. Additional resources can be found via I-Share, our consortial partners providing EIU library users with access to more than 85 academic libraries across Illinois.

Best, Felton O., editor. Black Religious Leadership from the Slave Community to the Million Man March. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 1998.
BR563.N4 B574 1998 (3000 Level)

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Cottman, Michael H. Million Man March. New York: Crown Trade Paperbacks, 1995.
E185.86 .C68x 1995 (3000 Level)

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Madhubuti, Haki R., and Maulana Karenga, editors. Million Man March/Day of Absence: A Commemorative Anthology. Chicago: Third World Press, 1996.
E185.86 .M54 1996x (3000 Level)

 

Newton, Judith. From Panthers to Promise Keepers: Rethinking the Men’s Movement. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.
HQ1090.3 .N493 2005 (3000 Level)

dvd cover imageWGBH Educational Foundation. The Two Nations of Black America. Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video, 2008.
E185.8 .T96x 2008 .DVD (4000 Level)

Civil Rights: Freedom Rising

rosa parks

December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks in jail after having refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus.

 Courage.  Conviction.  Sacrifice.

This month we’re looking back and remembering
those who marched, protested, and stood tall
in the face of fierce opposition
to win civil rights for
African Americans.

 

African American history is the subject of this book display on the third floor of Booth Library.  Prepare to be inspired.

 

CR1A Chosen Exile: a
History of Racial
Passing in American Life

E185.625 .H63 2014

Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops
E540 .N3 S67 2013

Making Freedom: the Underground Railroad and the Politics of
Slavery

E450 .B59 2013

Freedom’s Ballot: African American
Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration

F548.9 .N4 M34

A Working People: a History of African American Workers Since Emancipation
HD808.1 .A65 R45 2013

Cornel West on Black Prophetic Fire
E185.96 .W47 2014

The Rise of Chicago’s Black Metropolis, 1920-1929
F548.9 .N4 R445 2011

CR2In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media
Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

E184.93 .M5 M24

A Decisive Decade: an Insider’s View of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s
F548.9 .N4 M34 2013

An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964
KF4744.5151964 .P87 2014

 

Malcolm X at Oxford Union: Racial Politics in a Global Era
BP223 .Z8 L57163 2014

The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten
History of Civil Rights

F200 .J66 2013

This is the Day: the March on Washington
F200 .F74 2013

CR3This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement
Possible

E185.61 .C633 2014

The Freedom Summer Murders
E185.93 .M6 M58 2014x

The Black Revolution on Campus
LC781 .B38 2012

Some of My Best Friends Are Black: the Strange Story of
Integration in America

E184 .A1 C537

 

 

The 1960s from Washington D.C. & the Government Printing Office/GPO

Look, Listen & Learn! In the document linked below you’ll find dozens of primary sources on social issues organized by topic.

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Look at paintings created in the 1960s by influential artist Leon Golub*.

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Listen to protest music: The turbulent 60s inspired great music.
Songs like “Get Up, Stand Up! Stand up for your rights!”
“Redemption Song”
“War, What Is It Good For?”
“Mercy, Mercy Me”
“What the World Needs Now, is Love”
“Inner City Blues”
performed by Bob Marley, John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Jackie DeShannon, and many others inspired countless socially minded people to take political action for their beliefs. The many social “causes” prevalent in the 1960s brought about “effects” in the form of these songs, some of the most inspiring music ever written in our culture.

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Learn about some of the divisive issues of the decade–straight from the nation’s printing office! Over 120 titles are  on display in the Booth Reference Department, coinciding with the Library’s: Revolutionary Decade: Reflections on the 1960s.”

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A sampling of some of the documents available…

Report on Racial Imbalance in the Boston Public Schools Document CR 1.2:SCH 6/10

The Official Warren Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy Document E 842.9 .A55 1964x

President L. B. Johnson’s We Will Stand in Viet-Nam Document S 1.38:137

Cambodia in Perspective, Vietnamization Assured by President R. M. Nixon Document S 1.38:191

A 1968-1972 Epidemiological Study of High School Football Injuries in North Carolina Document Y 3 .C 76/3:2 H 53

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60s official GovsDocs, pages 1-5

Welfare Policy and Its Consequences for the Recipient Population Document HE 17.2:W 45

The Committee on Commerce’s Reviewing Progress made toward the Development and Marketing of a Less Hazardous Cigarette Document Y 4 .C 73/2:90-52

Special investigations and government operations on Organized Crime and Illicit Traffic in Narcotics Document Y 4 .G 74/6:C 86/

Un-American activities are detailed in: Communist Activities in the Chicago, Illinois Area Document Y 4 .UN 1/2:C 73/46/965/ parts 1-2 and Subversive Influences in Riots, Looting, and Burning Document Y 4 .UN 1/2:R 47/ pt.3-6

*Artist Leon Golub’s work was identified and copied from google.com searches for copyright free images.

Maya Angelou’s Life and Works

Maya Angelou: April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014

In the spring of this year we lost one of our most beloved writers…

5 ways she will be remembered:

♦ Poet laureate

She was the first African-American woman to read poetry at a presidential inauguration (President Clinton’s, 1993).

Prose writer
She was best known for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

Civil rights leader
She worked with both Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Artist
She was a talented dancer, actress, film director, and producer.

Intellectual
She earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a National Medal of Arts, three Grammy Awards, and more than 30 honorary degrees.  She was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award.

These notable facts about Angelou are from a post “Maya Angelou: 5 Ways She Will be Remembered” by Husna Haq on the “Chapter & Verse” blog, a literary blog of the Christian Science Monitor.


In celebration of the life of poet laureate Maya Angelou, the following resources from the library’s collection have been put on display in the 3000 S corridor of Booth Library. Visit the library to check out the books, or follow the links to the catalog record, or right into the electronic book.

Poems and essays

MA1I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou
PS3551 .N464 Z466 2009x (Book stacks)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
PS3551 .N464 Z466 2009x (Read and Relax)

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
E185.97 .A56 A3 1969 (Book stacks)

 

 

MA2

 

The Heart of a Woman
Maya Angelou
PS3551 .N464 Z465  2009

 

 

 

 

MA3

 

Letters to My Daughter
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 Z468 2008

 

 

 

MA4

 

A Song Flung Up to Heaven
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 Z476 2002

 

 

 

 

MA5

 

Still I Rise
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 A8 2001

 

 

 

MA6

 

Phenomenal Woman
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 P48 2000

 

 

 

MA7

 


Maya Angelou:  Poems
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 A6 1993x

 

 

 

 

MA8

 

Even the Stars Look Lonesome
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 E94 1997b

 

 

 

MA9

 

All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 Z463 1997x

 

 

 

 

MA10

 

 A Brave and Startling Truth
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 B7 1995

 

 

 

 

MA11

 

On the Pulse of Morning
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 O53 1993

 

 

 

 

MA12

 

 

Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 W68 1993

 

 

 

MA13

 

I Shall Not Be Moved
Maya Angelou
PS3551.N464 I17 1990

 


 

Juvenile works

MA14

Maya Angelou
By Maya Angelou
811 An43ma

 

 

MA15

 

Maya Angelou
Miles Shapiro
818 SH22M

 

 

 

 

MA16

 

Kofi and His Magic
Maya Angelou
966.7 An43kof

 

 

 

MA17

 

My Painted House, My Friendly Chicken, and Me
Maya Angelou
704.042 An438my

 

 

 

MA18

 

Life Doesn’t Frighten Me
Maya Angelou
811 An43li

 

 

 

 


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