Videos Available in Richter Library Listed Alphabetically by Title

1968: The Year that Shaped a Generation
Examines the turbulent political and social landscapes of 1968 by combining archival footage with interviews of key witnesses involved in the year's most pivotal events, including Jesse Jackson, Tom Hayden, Barbara Ehrenreich, Carlos Fuentes, Patrick Buchanan, and Walter Cronkite.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2003.

4 Little Girls
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a fall morning, it takes the lives of four young black girls. This racially motivated crime fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern. This HBO documentary in DVD format is available for borrowing by UM faculty and students at the Richter Library 2nd floor public service desk.
Publisher: New York: HBO Home Video, 2000.

A Place of Rage
Prominent black women comment upon experiences of Afro-American women. The documentary includes historical footage of civil rights movement in the 1960's. Interviews: June Jordan, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Trinh T. Minh-Ha.
Publisher: New York, NY :: Women Make Movies, 1991.

Black Panther Party
Interviews with Huey P. Newton, Minister of Defense (filmed in Alameda County Jail), and Eldridge Cleaver, Minister of Information. 10 point program presented by Chairman Bobby Seale. Drawings by Emery Douglas, revolutionary artist.
Publisher: New York: Third World Newsreel, 2003.

Black theatre: The Making of a Movement
Covers the birth of a new theatre from the Civil Rights activism of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s. Reviews the leading figures, institutions and events. Clips from historic productions include the first all-black production of Genet's The Blacks, along with A Raisin in the sun, Black girl, Dutchman, and For Colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf.This documentary in VHS format is available for borrowing by UM faculty and students at the Richter Library 2nd floor public service desk.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1992.

CNN Cold War
The CNN Cold War site is derived from a 24-part documentary produced for television, and includes recaps of each episode; video, audio, and text excerpts from nearly 100 interviews filmed for the series; text from archival documents and contemporaneous Time and Russian newspaper stories; biographies, a glossary, maps, a chronology. Visitors are taken through 1960s with episodes on the Vietnam, MAD, Cuba, Make Love not War and other themes.
Publisher: [Atlanta, GA]: Cable News Network Inc., 1998.

Color Adjustment
Analyzes the evolution of television's earlier, unflattering portrayal of blacks from 1948 until 1988 where they are depicted as having achieved the American dream. Black actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Denise Nicholas and Tim Reid and several Hollywood producers reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how prime time was "integrated." pt. 1. Color blind TV? 1948-1968. pt. 2. Coloring the dream, 1968-1988.
Publisher: : San Francisco, CA, 1991.

Dangerous world: [The Kennedy years]
Takes a rather hostile look at the life of JFK, including allegations of mob ties, a secret war against Fidel Castro, endless encounters with women and many opportunities for blackmail. Host, Peter Jennings. Reporter-interviewer, Seymour M. Hersh.
Publisher: [Oak Forest, IL: MPI Home Video, 1998.

Debating our Destiny: 40 Years of Presidential Debate
Footage highlights 40 years of televised presidential debates and post-debate interviews with presidential candidates since 1960.
Publisher: Washington, DC: MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, 2000.

Different Sons
In the late summer of 1970, the VVAW organized Operation RAW (Rapid American Withdrawal) a four day march by 100 Vietnam veterans from New Jersey to Valley Forge in Pennsylvania. This documentary records that event and the personal reminiscences of the participants. During the march, the veterans described their experiences in Vietnam to spectators and re-enacted scenes of civilian mistreatment which they had witnessed during the war.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY: Bowling Green Films, 1991.

Dont look back
Documentary filmed during Bob Dylan's 1965 English concert tour. Includes portions of performances. Cast: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Donovan, Alan Price, Albert Grossman, Bob Neuwirth, Tito Burns, Derroll Adams.
Publisher: New York, NY: Docurama, 1999.

Eleanor Roosevelt
Drawing on interviews with her closest relatives, friends, and biographers, as well as rare home movie footage, the documentary reveals the hidden dimensions of one of the century's most influential women. She fought tirelessly for social justice for all and took a lead role in the United Nations landmark Declaration of Human Rights. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy named her chair of the President's Commission on the Status of Women. (PBS Companion Website).
Publisher: Alexandria, VA: PBS Home Video, 2000.

Ethnic Notions
Presents examples of the way that racism is depicted in American culture in cartoons, feature films, popular songs, minstrel shows, advertisements, folklore, household artifacts, even children's rhymes. These caricatures permeated popular culture from the 1820s to the Civil Rights period and implanted themselves deep in the American psyche.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 1987.

Eyes on the Prize: America at the Racial Crossroads
A documentary in seven parts: The time has come (1964-1966) -- Two societies (1965-1968) -- Power (1966-1968) -- The promised land (1967-1968) -- Ain't gonna shuffle no more (1964-1972) -- A nation of law? (1968-1971) -- The keys to the kingdom (1974-1980) -- Back to the movement (1979-mid-1980's). Includes archive footage of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amiri Baraka, Harry Belafonte, Herbert X. Blyden (inmate, Attica Prison riot), Kenneth Clark (Howard University, trustee), Angela Davis, Arthur O. Eve (Assemblyman, New York State), Tony Gittens (Howard University, student activist), Richard Hatcher (mayor, Gary, Indiana), the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jerris Leonard, Russell G. Oswald (Commissioner of Corrections, New York State), Floyd Patterson, Edwin Pope, Sonia Sanchez, Bobby Seale, Tom Wicker (editor, New York Times), Muhammad Ali, Senator Robert Byrd, Stokely Carmichael, Dick Gregory, Fred Hampton (leader, Black Panthers), Martin Luther King, Sonny Liston, Elijah Muhammad, Richard Nixon, Jackie Robinson, Nelson Rockefeller (Governor, New York State), Aaron Tatmon, Malcolm X, Andrew Young.
Publisher: : Alexandria, VA, 1992.

Great debates: John F. Kennedy vs. Richard M. Nixon
Edited selections from the 4 televised debates between Kennedy and Nixon from Sept. 26, 1960 to October 21, 1960. Topics include the stagnation of American society and whether or not to defend Quemoy and Matsu. Provides some contemporary commentary on the significance and conduct of the debates.
Publisher: Orland, IL: MPI Home Video, 1989.

Hearts and minds
Examines the American consciousness that led to involvement in Vietnam. Includes interviews with General William Westmoreland, former Secretary of Defense, Clark Clifford, Senator William Fulbright, Walt Rostow, and Daniel Ellsberg, as well as American Vietnam veterans and Vietnamese leaders. Presidents Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon are shown in rare footage. Winner of the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature of 1974.
Publisher: Hollywood, CA: Paramount Home Video, 1981.

I Have A Dream
Martin Luther King's speech at the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963.
Publisher: Oak Forest, IL: MPI Home Video, 1986.

Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man and the Dream
In this look at his life and work, writer/director Tom Friedman explores how Dr. King's ideas, thoughts and causes evolved in the face of the rapidly changing climate of the Civil Rights Movement. Rare footage and photographs illustrate the defining moments of his crusade, from the first stirrings of his activism in Alabama to his time as the pre-eminent voice for racial justice in America.
Publisher: New York: New Video Group : A&E Home Video, 1997.

New York in the Fifties
Features David Amram, Sam Astrachan, James Baldwin (archive footage), Brock Bower, Ann Brower, William F. Buckley, Knox Burger, Mary Ann DeWees McCoy, Joan Didion, Art D'Lugoff, John Gregory Dunne, Ed Fancher, Bruce Jay Friedman, Jane Wylie Genth, Allen Ginsberg,(archive footage), Ivan Gold, Ray Grist, Nat Hentoff, Jack Kerouac (reads On the Road) (archive footage), Norman Mailer, C. Wright Mills, Norman Podhoretz, Ned Polsky, Robert Redford, Lynn Sharon Schwartz, Harvey Shapiro, Ted Steeg, Gay Talese, Nan Talese, Calvin Trillin, Mark Van Doren, Dan Wakefield, Helen Weaver. Based on the book by Dan Wakefield; directed by Betsy Blankenbaker.
Publisher: New York: First Run Features, 2001.

Rise and Fall of Jim Crow
This four-part series on race relations in the United States documents the context in which the laws of segregation known as the "Jim Crow" system originated and developed. Program 1. Promises betrayed (1865-1896) -- pr. 2. Fighting back (1896-1917) -- pr. 3. Don't shout too soon (1917-1940) -- pr. 4. Terror and triumph (1940-1954).
Publisher: San Francisco, CA: California Newsreel, 2002.

Speeches of Martin Luther King
The film features a collection of Martin Luther King's major speeches and minor asides, tracing the development of his oratorical style.
Publisher: [S.l.]: MPI Home Video, 1990.

The Anderson Platoon
The film captures the tension, frustration, anger, and hopelessness of war through an integrated Vietnam combat unit led by a black West Pointer, Lt. Joseph B. Anderson. The documentary discusses the background and fate of the soldiers and emphasizes how much American culture pervades the soldiers' behaviors in the midst of jungle life and fighting.
Publisher: Chicago, IL: Home Vision, 198?.

The Journey of the African-American Athlete
African-American athletes today are much-loved heroes in American sports, but this has not always been true. In the past, many black athletes were rejected and struggled to meet their fellow competitors on a level playing field. Captured here are some of the finest achievements in sports history: Joe Louis, Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens.
Publisher: New York, NY: HBO Home Video, 1996.

The Kennedys
This PBS documentary uses extensive interviews, still photographs and archival footage to explore the building of the Kennedy legend.
Publisher: [Alexandria, VA.]: PBS Video, 2000.

The New left
The New Left sprang from an affluent America torn by racial conflict and dissent over the Vietnam War. This program assesses the course of New Left politics up to 1967 by combining newsreel footage with interviews of leaders across the movement's range, including Tom Hayden, Carl Oglesby, Stokely Carmichael and Fannie Lou Hamer. From Students for a Democratic Society to the Black Panthers; from Martin Luther King, Jr. to Malcolm X, this look at a social and political groundswell provides fascinating insights into the era. Originally aired on the CBS Television Network on September 12, 1967. A production of CBS New.
Publisher: New York: Films for the Humanities & Social Sciences, 2002.

The Road to Brown
This documentary covers the The Brown v. Board of Education ruling, the culmination of a brilliant legal assault on segregation that launched the Civil Rights movement. It was led by visionary black lawyer, Charles Hamilton Houston, "the man who killed Jim Crow." Under the "separate but equal" doctrine of the Supreme Court's 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, black citizens were denied the right to vote, to attend white schools, or to get sick in white hospitals.
Publisher: San Francisco: California Newsreel, 1995, c1990.

The Turbulent Sixties
Includes notable speeches by Americans. Including the Easter speech in Harlem / Malcolm X. -- Platform attack of Barry Goldwater, 1964 / Nelson Rockefeller -- Extremism is no vice (rebuttal of Rockefeller speech) / Barry Goldwater -- A time for choosing, 1964 / Ronald Reagan -- Eulogy for Martin Luther King, Jr. / Robert F. Kennedy. This documentary in VHS format is available for borrowing by UM faculty and students at the Richter Library 2nd floor public service desk.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1997.

The Vietnam War with Walter Cronkite
Complete history of the Vietnam War, as chronicled by CBS News correspondents, from its genesis in the days after World War II to its conclusion with the fall of Saigon. Contents: Vol. 1: The Seeds of conflict ; America takes charge -- Vol. 2: The Elusive enemy ; Courage under fire -- Vol. 3: The World of Charlie Company ; Fire from the sky -- Vol. 4: Dateline: Saigon ; The Tet offensive -- Vol. 5: America pulls back ; The End of the road.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, CA: FoxVideo, c1994, 1987.

The film introduces each member of the Weathermen Underground Organization in a group discussion/interview made on May 1st, 1975 in a secret location. The era of the 60s and 70s is vividly bought to life by interweaving the stories of the "Weathermen's" personal political development with the significant events and personalities of the two decades. With: Billy Ayers, Kathy Boudin, Bernardine Dohrn, Jeff Jones, Cathy Wilkerson.
Publisher: [S.I.]: MPI Home Video, 1974.

Vietnam, a Television History
A 13-part documentary program which follows events in Vietnam from the 1945 revolution against the French to the U.S. evacuation from Saigon in April 1975. v. 1, pt. 1 : The roots of war ; pt. 2 : The first Vietnam War, 1946-1954 -- v. 2, pt. 3 : America's mandarin, 1954-1963 ; pt. 4 : LBJ goes to war, 1964-1965 -- v. 3, pt. 5 : America takes charge, 1965-1967 ; pt. 6 : America's enemy, 1954-1967 -- v. 4, pt. 7 : Tet, 1968 ; pt. 8 : Vietnamizing the war, 1969-1973 ; v. 5, pt. 9 : Cambodia and Laos ; pt. 10|: Peace is at hand, 1968-1973 -- v. 6, pt. 11 : Homefront, U.S.A. ; pt. 12 : The end of the tunnel, 1973-1975 -- v. 7, pt. 13 : Legacies.
Publisher: [Boston, MA]: WGBH Educational Foundation, 1983.