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121. The Color purple /   Publication: United States : Warner Bros., 2003 . 153 mins. : color. , Copyright: Warner Brothers, Inc. DCR 1985; PUB 18Dec85; REG 20Mar86; PA290-480. | Based upon the novel by Alice Walker. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available:

122. Biography : Lance Armstrong - the race of his life by Armstrong, Kristin. Publication: A&E Television Networks, 2000 . 50 min. color and B&W. , After beating ominous odds and conquering cancer, Lance Armstrong returned to cycling and won the Tour de France - five times. His courage, stamina, and charisma made him an international celebrity and a symbol of hope to millions. In 1996, 25-year-old Lance was diagnosed with testicular cancer which had spread to his abdomen, lungs, and brain - he was given a fifty-fifty chance of survival. Join Biography for the inspiring story of Lance's comeback, from diagnosis to rehabilitation to victory. Candid interviews with Armstrong's mother, wife, coach, and closest friends attest to the incredible courage and drive of the Texan who triumphed, despite brain surgery and four punishing rounds of chemotherapy. Striking footage of Lance in action testifies to his talent and his magic. Lance Armstrong: Racing For His Life offers an in-depth profile of one of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen. Date: 2000 Availability: No items available:

123. Biography: Amelia Earhart   Publication: A&E Television Networks. 1996 . 50 mins. Color and B&W. , Biography. | Amelia Earhart DVD -- She was an uncommon heroine, a legendary aviator and the center of one of the greatest mysteries of all time. A daredevil and a tomboy, Amelia Earhart always knew she would make her mark on history. Even as she was smashing aviation records, her unconventional short hair, pants and leather jacket had already made her an icon. But Earhart's most famous act was her last her mysterious disappearance while attempting to fly around the world. What really happened? Could the Japanese Army have captured her? Drawing on extensive archival footage, interviews and newly discovered evidence, this extraordinary program tells the dramatic story. Here is an unforgettable look at the woman who lived her life with no regrets the unstoppable Amelia Earhart. | CREDITS: Producer and director, Jack Haley; writer, Nicholas Noxon; commentator, Mike Wallace. Date: 1996 Availability: No items available:

124. The American experience. Reagan.   Publication: 263 mins. (part one: 117mins. part two: 146 mins.) : col. & b&w. WGBH Educational Foundation, 1998 Date: 1998 Availability: No items available:

125. The American Experience : RFK   Publication: WGBH Educational Foundation, 2004 . 120 mins. ; Color , A new biography of Robert Kennedy written and directed by David Grubin for American Experience, takes as its theme lines from Aeschylus that Kennedy could recite from memory: "He who learns must suffer. " RFK is a tragedy in two acts. In Part One: The Garish Sun, Robert Kennedy devotes himself to his glamorous brother John, suppressing his own ambitions for the sake of the Kennedy name. In Part Two: The Awful Grace of God , after an assassin's bullet takes his brother's life, RFK is bereft, not only of a brother he loved, but a role that had given meaning to his life. Plunged into unremitting pain and grief, he struggles to find his own voice. His suffering helps him empathize with impoverished Americans and others who are marginalized or disenfranchised – African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans. Just as he has begun to discover his own identity and move beyond the shadow of his brother, he , too , is assassinated – cut off in his prime as he was still changing and growing. Date: 2004 Availability: No items available:

126. 1776 /   Publication: United States : Columbia Tristar Home Video, 2002 . 1 videodisc (ca. 166 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in , 1776 is a delightful musical celebration of the founding of The United States of America. The story centers around the familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England. All events lead up to that most significant date, July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed | Based on the musical play 1776 produced on the New York stage by Stuart Ostrow. Date: 2002 Availability: No items available:

127. Car trip USA: the ultimate car companion   Publication: [Tampa. FL]: Travel Video Store, 2006 . 44 mins. color. , This educational 45 minute DVD, perfect for kids ages 8 to 13 and their families. And it's made to watch in the car! It's about everything to do with taking a road trip: history, great places to visit, activities, and more. Whether you're on a trip to the store or across the country...anyone can pop Car Trip USA into their car mounted or portable DVD player. Then, follow hosts Emma &Eitan on a 45 minute trip all over the United States. Learn about great places for families to visit, and lots of fun facts about traveling in the car. Topics include: Great destinations like New York, Boston, Colorado and San Francisco;Car math and Science;Fun facts;Games and activities for the car;AND lots of fun! Tired of watching cartoons every time you get in the car? Car Trip USA is an educational and fun alternative, and a great start to any family trip. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

128. A history of black achievement in America: Program one: Settling the new world and founding the United States of America. Program two: Emergence of the black hero   Publication: Ambrose DVD 2005 . 1 V. (2 programs, 27 mins. each). color and B&W. , This original, eight-part series documents Black Achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and its influence on current events. Presented by James Avery, the series highlights the many contributions of Black Americans that have influenced our culture, enriched our society with their achievements, and shaped the history of the United States. | Vol. 1 contains program one & two. | PROGRAM ONE: Settling the New World and Founding the United States of America 1619 - 1621 - Blacks Arrive at Jamestown 1705 - The Virginia General Assembly Passes the Slave Codes 1762 - Entrepreneur Samuel Fraunces Opens New York City's Most Cherished Revolutionary War Site: The Fraunces Tavern 1770 - Crispus Attucks and the Black Patriots | PROGRAM TWO: Emergence of the Black Hero 1772 - Chicago is Settled by Jean DuSable 1776 - Lemuel Haynes Helps Lay the Foundation for Abolition 1791 - The First Black Man of Science, Benjamin Banneker, Surveys Washington, D.C. 1821 - African Grove Theatre Founded in New York. 1822 - Denmark Vesey and the Slave Revolts 1823 - Legendary Mountain Man James Beckwourth Enters the Rockies 1849 - Harriet Tubman Uses Underground Railroad to Become Free Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

129. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 1: Awakenings 1954-1956. Fighting back 1957-1962. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Awakenings (1954-1956). Individual acts of courage inspire black Southerners to fight for their rights: Mose Wright testifies against the white men who murdered young Emmett Till, and Rosa Parks refuses to give up her bus seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. | Fighting Back (1957-1962). States' rights loyalists and federal authorities collide in the 1957 battle to integrate Little Rock's Central High School, and again in James Meredith's 1962 challenge to segregation at the University of Mississippi. Both times, a Southern governor squares off with a U.S. president, violence erupts -- and integration is carried out. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

130. A history of black achievement in America: Program three: The Fight for Freedom. Program four: Blacks Enter the Gilded Age   Publication: Ambrose DVD 2005 . 1 V. ( 2 programs, 27 mins. each). color and B&W. , This original, eight-part series documents Black Achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and its influence on current events. Presented by James Avery, the series highlights the many contributions of Black Americans that have influenced our culture, enriched our society with their achievements, and shaped the history of the United States. | Vol. 2 contains program three & four. | PROGRAM THREE: The Fight for Freedom. 1851 - Sojourner Truth Delivers Famous Ain't I a Woman?Speech 1854 - First Black University Founded: Lincoln University 1855 - Frederick Douglass Publishes My Bondage and My Freedom 1857 - Dred Scott Decision Helps Trigger the Civil War 1863 - Lincoln Signs Emancipation Proclamation 1863 - Black Regiment Storms Fort Wagner in the Civil War 1865 - 1869 - 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments Establish Civil Rights for All | PROGRAM FOUR: Blacks Enter the Gilded Age. 1875 - Robert Smalls, Former Slave, Elected to House 1878 - The Black Cowboy and George McJunkin 1881 - Booker T. Washington Opens Tuskegee Institute 1884 - T. Thomas Fortune Prophesises the Long and Bitter Struggle for Equality 1887 - Granville T. Woods, Called the "Black Edison", Patents the Induction Telegraph System 1893 - Ida B. Wells-Barnett Crusades Against Black Lynching in America 1896 - Plessy v. Ferguson Case Upholds Segregation Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

131. A history of black achievement in America: Program five: The foundation for equality. Program six: Depression and war.   Publication: Ambrose DVD 2005 . 1V. ( 2 programs, 27 mins. each). color and B&W. , This original, eight-part series documents Black Achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and its influence on current events. Presented by James Avery, the series highlights the many contributions of Black Americans that have influenced our culture, enriched our society with their achievements, and shaped the history of the United States. | Vol. 3 contains program five & six. | PROGRAM FIVE: The Foundation for Equality 1904 - Scott Joplin and Ma Rainey Initiate the Merger of Two Cultures 1909 - Matthew Henson Discovers the North Pole 1909 - W.E.B. DuBois Founds the NAACP 1924 - George Washington Carver Renaissance Man 1925 - Alain Locke Leads Harlem Renaissance 1926 - Satchel Paige Stars in the National Negro Baseball League | PROGRAM SIX: Depression and War 1935 - Mary McLeod Bethune: American Woman of the 20th Century 1936 - 1938 - Jesse Owens And Joe Louis Debunk Hitler's Claim of Aryan Superiority 1939 - Hattie McDaniel Wins the Oscar 1940 - First Black General, Benjamin O. Davis Sr., is Stepping Stone to Desegregation of U.S. Army 1943 - Duke Ellington's Band Performs Black, Brown and Beige at Carnegie Hall Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

132. A history of black achievement in America: Program seven: Civil rights. Program eight: A new age.   Publication: Ambrose DVD 2005 . 1V. ( 2 programs, 27 mins. each). color and B&W. , This original, eight-part series documents Black Achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and its influence on current events. Presented by James Avery, the series highlights the many contributions of Black Americans that have influenced our culture, enriched our society with their achievements, and shaped the history of the United States. | Vol. 4 contains program seven & eight. | PROGRAM SEVEN: Civil Rights 1950 - Ralph Bunche Wins the Nobel Peace Prize 1950 - Gwendolyn Brooks Becomes the First Black Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize 1954 - Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas 1955 - Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat to a White Passenger on a Montgomery Bus 1956 - Althea Gibson, First Black Woman To Win a Tennis Grand Slam Event 1959 - Lorraine Hansberry's Play A Raisin in the Sun is Produced 1963 - Martin Luther King Jr. Delivers His I Have a Dream Speech | PROGRAM EIGHT: A New Age 1967 - Muhammad Ali Refuses Induction into the U.S. Army on Religious Grounds 1967 - Thurgood Marshall, First Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice 1977 - Alex Haley's Roots: The Saga of an American FamilyAppears on TV 2001 - Colin Powell Appointed Secretary of State 2004 - Neil deGrasse Tyson Becomes Astrophysics' Superstar Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

133. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 2: Ain't scared of your jails 1960-1961. No easy walk 1961-1963. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Ain't Scared of Your Jails (1960-1961). Black college students take a leadership role in the civil rights movement as lunch counter sit-ins spread across the South. "Freedom Riders" also try to desegregate interstate buses, but they are brutally attacked as they travel. | No Easy Walk (1961-1963). The civil rights movement discovers the power of mass demonstrations as the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. emerges as its most visible leader. Some demonstrations succeed; others fail. But the triumphant March on Washington, D.C., under King's leadership, shows a mounting national support for civil rights. President John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

134. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 3: Mississippi: is this America? 1962-1964. Bridge to freedom 1965. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Mississippi: Is This America? (1963-1964) Mississippi's grass-roots civil rights movement becomes an American concern when college students travel south to help register black voters and three activists are murdered. The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party challenges the regular Mississippi delegation at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City. | Bridge to Freedom (1965) A decade of lessons is applied in the climactic and bloody march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. A major victory is won when the federal Voting Rights Bill passes, but civil rights leaders know they have new challenges ahead. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

135. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 4: The time has come 1964-1966. Two societies 1965-1968. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , The Time Has Come (1964-66). After a decade-long cry for justice, a new sound is heard in the civil rights movement: the insistent call for power. Malcolm X takes an eloquent nationalism to urban streets as a younger generation of black leaders listens. In the South, Stokely Carmichael and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) move from "Freedom Now!" to "Black Power!" as the fabric of the traditional movement changes. | Two Societies (1965-68). Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) come north to help Chicago's civil rights leaders in their nonviolent struggle against segregated housing. Their efforts pit them against Chicago's powerful mayor, Richard Daley. When a series of marches through all-white neighborhoods draws violence, King and Daley negotiate with mixed results. In Detroit, a police raid in a black neighborhood sparks an urban uprising that lasts five days, leaving 43 people dead. The Kerner Commission finds that America is becoming "two societies, one black, one white, separate and unequal." President Lyndon Johnson, who appointed the commission, ignores the report. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

136. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 5: Power! 1966-1968. The promised land 1967-1968.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Power! (1966-68) The call for Black Power takes various forms across communities in black America. In Cleveland, Carl Stokes wins election as the first black mayor of a major American city. The Black Panther Party, armed with law books, breakfast programs, and guns, is born in Oakland. Substandard teaching practices prompt parents to gain educational control of a Brooklyn school district but then lead them to a showdown with New York City's teachers' union. | The Promised Land (1967-68) Martin Luther King stakes out new ground for himself and the rapidly fragmenting civil rights movement. One year before his death, he publicly opposes the war in Vietnam. His Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) embarks on an ambitious Poor People's Campaign. In the midst of political organizing, King detours to support striking sanitation workers in Memphis, where he is assassinated. King's death and the failure of his final campaign mark the end of a major stream of the movement. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

137. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 6: Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More1964-72. A Nation of Law? 1968-71. / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More (1964-72) A call to pride and a renewed push for unity galvanize black America. World heavyweight champion Cassius Clay challenges America to accept him as Muhammad Ali, a minister of Islam who refuses to fight in Vietnam. Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., fight to bring the growing black consciousness movement and their African heritage inside the walls of this prominent black institution. Black elected officials and community activists organize the National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana, in an attempt to create a unified black response to growing repression against the movement. | A Nation of Law? (1968-71) Black activism is increasingly met with a sometimes violent and unethical response from local and federal law enforcement agencies. In Chicago, two Black Panther Party leaders are killed in a pre-dawn raid by police acting on information supplied by an FBI informant. In the wake of President Nixon's call to "law and order," stepped-up arrests push the already poor conditions at New York's Attica State Prison to the limit. A five-day inmate takeover calling the public's attention to the conditions leaves 43 men dead: four killed by inmates, 39 by police. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

138. Eyes on the prize--America's civil rights movement. Volume 7: The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-80).Back to the Movement (1979-mid 80s). / a production of Blackside, Inc.   Publication: United States : Blackside, Inc. 2006 . 1 V. (120 min. each)(DVD) : sd., col. , The Keys to the Kingdom (1974-80) In the 1970s, antidiscrimination legal rights gained in past decades by the civil rights movement are put to the test. In Boston, some whites violently resist a federal court school desegregation order. Atlanta's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, proves that affirmative action can work, but the Bakke Supreme Court case challenges that policy. | Back to the Movement (1979-mid 80s) Power and powerlessness. Miami's black community -- pummeled by urban renewal, a lack of jobs, and police harassment -- explodes in rioting. But in Chicago, an unprecedented grassroots movement triumphs. Frustrated by decades of unfulfilled promises made by the city's Democratic political machine, reformers install Harold Washington as Chicago's first black mayor. Date: 2006 Availability: No items available:

139. The American experience : Walt Whitman.   Publication: PBS Home Video 2008 . 120 mijn. ; col. & b&w , To family and friends, Walter Whitman Jr. may have been just an old bachelor but with his book, Leaves of Grass, he offered up his poetry and his persona as a reflection of the America he saw; daring, noble, naive, brutish, sexual, frightening and flawed. This film tells Whitman's life story, from his working-class childhood, to his years as a newspaper reporter in Brooklyn, to his reckless pursuit of the attention he craved for his work. Date: 2008 Availability: No items available:

140. Twentieth century: turning points in U.S. history   Publication: New York Ambrose Video Publishing 2004 . 216 mins. (54 mins each disc). color. , 20th Century Turning Points in U.S. History is an eight-part series designed to provide a clear overview of the people and events that distinguished the 20th century at specific points in time that were significant pivotal points in history. Rare archival footage and photographs, authentic recordings, and other primary source documents bring history to life, while stunning graphics and engaging narration lend context and clarity to the subject. The series has been developed specifically for classroom use. It is organized around established standards and thoughtfully divided into chapters, with each volume functioning as either a full-length program or as focused support for specific study areas. | DISC ONE: Running Time: 54 minutes. Program One: 1900-1907 1900 The Gold Standard Act is Ratified by Congress 1901 Dr. Walter Reed Discovers Yellow Fever is Transmitted by Mosquitoes 1901 McKinley is Shot and Theodore Roosevelt Becomes President 1902 140,000 Mine Workers Go Out on Strike 1902 The Government Passes the Newlands Reclamation Act 1903 Wright Brothers Fly at Kitty Hawk 1906 Upton Sinclair's Novel “The Jungle” is Published 1906 U.S. Takes Over Construction of the Panama Canal 1907 Frank Lloyd Wright Completes the Robie House in Chicago. Program Two: 1908 – 1918 1908 Ford Introduces the Model T 1909 W.E.B. Du Bois Founds the NAACP 1911 Hollywood Founded 1913 16th Amendment Allows Progressive Income Tax 1913 17th Amendment Caps a Period of Election Reforms 1914 Clayton Anti-Trust Act Passed 1914 -1917 America Prepares for World War I 1917 America Enters World War I | DISC TWO: Running Time: 54 minutes. Program Three:1919 -1928 1919 Prohibition Begins 1920 Women Gain the Right to Vote 1923 Teapot Dome Scandal Typifies the Roaring 20’s 1924 J. Edgar Hoover Named Head of the FBI 1925 The Scopes Monkey Trial 1926 Goddard Initiates the Space Age 1926 David Sarnoff Founds NBC 1927 Charles Lindbergh Flies Across the Atlantic. Program Four: 1929 –1943 1929 “Black Tuesday” Foretells the Great Depression 1932 Amelia Earhart: Record-Breaking Woman Aviator 1933 President Roosevelt’s ‘One Hundred Days’ Begins his New Deal 1935 President Roosevelt Signs the Social Security Act 1936 Jesse Owens and Joe Louis Debunk Hitler's Claim of Aryan Superiority 1940 Ernest Hemingway’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls” is Published 1941 Japan Attacks Pearl Harbor | DISC THREE: Running Time: 54 minutes. Program Five: 1944 - 1952 1944 D-Day “Operation Overlord” 1945 The U.S. Air Force Drops an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima 1947 The Marshall Plan for Europe 1950 President Truman Sends American Troops to the Aid of South Korea 1950 - 1953 The Korean War 1951 Alan Freed Introduces Rock and Roll Program Six: 1953 - 1963 1953 John Foster Dulles Becomes Eisenhower's Cold War Warrior 1954 Senator Joseph McCarthy is Condemned by the Senate 1954 Brown v. Board of Education 1955 Rosa Parks is Arrested 1960 Nixon-Kennedy Televised Debates 1962 Astronaut John Glenn is the First American to Orbit the Earth 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis 1963 Martin Luther King's “I Have a Dream” Speech | DISC FOUR: Running Time: 54 minutes. Program Seven: 1964 – 1973 1964 President Johnson Announces the Great Society 1964 Vietnam War: Congress Passes the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution 1965 Black Urban Riots Begin 1968 Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive 1970 First Earth Day 1972 Watergate 1973 Vietnam War: Cease-Fire Ends War . Program Eight: 1973 – 1999 1973 Second Battle of Wounded Knee 1973 Roe v. Wade 1976 Personal Computers Herald the Post Industrial Age 1983 The Grenada Conflict 1987 Alan Greenspan Becomes Chairman of the Federal Reserve 1990 The Gulf War Demonstrates American Military Supremacy 1991 The End of the Cold War 1994 Whitewater Leads to the Impeachment of President Clinton 1999 Y2K Ends the American Century Date: 2004 Availability: No items available: