Giant Steps in the Fight Against White Supremacy – 8 DVDs
Giant Steps in the Fight Against White Supremacy – 8 DVDs
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Product Code: PD0539

Building Bridges presents an amazing collection of extremely rare film footage,
recently discovered and restored, of African-Americans, who made ground-breaking
contributions in the sciences, arts, sports and for democratic and human rights,
who changed the course of U.S. history, and which features among many other
personalities: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; Malcolm X; Paul Robeson (as produced
by Gil Noble); Maggie Lena Walker; Joe Louis; Booker T. Washington; Jackie
Robinson; Frederick Douglas; Scott Joplin, the king of Ragtime composers; and
W.C. Handy.

The assembled collection is a comprehensive set of video programming chronicling
contributions and accomplishments of African-Americans from the Civil War
through contemporary times. It also contains special event segments on the
African Burial Ground, NY, a montage of rarely reported 1960’s civil rights
protests and the amazing story of John Brown, as narrated by the late, great
actor Ossie Davis. There’s even a short film from 1937, We Work Again, and
several ground-breaking features covering poverty in rural America, integration,
and African American colleges, and other timely investigative reports.

The box set features 47 separate programs on 6 DVDs with video, film and audio
recordings that have been carefully re-mastered for the best possible picture
and audio quality for more than 18 hours of viewing.

The late Dr. Yosef Ben Jochannan, Afro-centric writer and historian in his
lecture “Black Man Wake Up!" explores the role that race plays in our society
today and how it shaped all of our economic and social institutions throughout
U.S./Western European history.

Tim Wise, a brilliant anti-racism activist and writer addressed white privilege
and other important topics during his recent speech at SUNY Cortland in a talk
titled "Challenging the Culture of Cruelty: Understanding and Defeating Race and
Class Inequity in America

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