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I Was Poised to be the First Black Astronaut. I Never Made it to Space.    NYT    19 December 2019

 

 

 

 

I Was Poised to be the First Black Astronaut. I Never Made it to Space.        Video        'Almost Famous' by Op-Docs        The New York Times        19 December 2019

 

This is the story of Ed Dwight Jr.,

who was invited by his country to train

to be the first African-American astronaut.

 

Back in 1963, it was hot news.

 

But the United States

never sent Dwight to space.

 

For decades, he has maintained

that he was discriminated against

during his time

at the Aerospace Research Pilot School,

a prerequisite to NASA run

by the legendary pilot Chuck Yeager.

 

Dwight is now a prolific artist,

building memorials and creating public art

honoring African-American history.

 

His footprints cannot be found on the moon.

 

But his fingerprints

can be found on sculptures across the country.

 

“Almost Famous” is a special Op-Docs series of short films

directed by Ben Proudfoot featuring people

who nearly made history — only to fall short.

 

These are tales of overcoming disappointment at its most epic,

from an astronaut who never flew to a superstar who never was.

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=Xj1sJQW98nE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Was It Like to Travel While Black During Jim Crow?        NYT         1 February 2019

 

 

 

 

What Was It Like to Travel While Black During Jim Crow?        Video        Op-Docs        NYT         1 February 2019

 

The Green Book

was a critical guide for African-Americans

struggling to travel safely in the Jim Crow era.

 

This 360 degree video explores its complicated legacy.

 

This film offers a revealing view of the Green Book era

as told through Ben’s Chili Bowl,

a black-owned restaurant in Washington,

and reminds us that the humiliations

heaped upon African-Americans during that time period.

 

Sandra Butler-Truesdale, born in the capital in the 1930s,

references an often-forgotten trauma

— and one of the conceptual underpinnings of the Jim Crow era —

when she recalls that Negroes who shopped in major stores

were not allowed to try on clothing before they bought it.

 

Store owners at the time offered a variety of racist rationales,

including that Negroes were insufficiently clean.

 

At bottom, the practice reflected the irrational belief

that anything coming in contact with African-American skin

— including clothing, silverware or bed linens —

was contaminated by blackness, rendering it unfit for use by whites.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=7UUFn7iyymo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skip Day - high school friendship and everyday racism in Florida        G        29 November 2018

 

 

 

 

Skip Day - high school friendship and everyday racism in Florida        Video        G        29 November 2018

 

Intimate glimpses

of one very special day in the lives of high-school seniors

from an industrial corner of the Florida Everglades:

prom’s over, the future is uncertain,

and the irresistible pull of the beach

makes the long-time friends drive 60 miles

to chill, pose and revel in the waves.

 

Once at the beach,

friendship, discussions about what's next,

and an unwelcome dose of everyday racism mix.

 

Winner of the Illy Prize

for best short film at Directors’ Fortnight,

Cannes Film Festival.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=71nFbsBlkkY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Conversation With Black Women on Race        NYT        3 December 2015

 

 

 

 

A Conversation With Black Women on Race        Video        Op-Docs        The New York Times        3 December 2015

 

In this short documentary,

black women talk about the challenges

they face in society.

 

Black women talk about the multilayers of race

and the culture of being a black women in America.

 

They talk about racism and stereotypes

that they face every day.

 

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‘A Conversation With Black Women on Race’

The Opinion Pages        NYT        DEC. 1, 2015

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/01/opinion/a-conversation-with-black-women-on-race.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Conversation With Police on Race        NYT        Nov. 12, 2015

 

 

 

 

A Conversation With Police on Race        Video        Op-Docs        The New York Times        12 November 2015

 

In this short documentary,

former officers share their thoughts

on policing and race in America.

 

In the previous years

the discussion of police on race has reached a fever pitch.

 

There have been the deaths by the hands of policemen

of Philando Castille, Alton Sterling, Freddie Gray,

Mike Brown, and Eric Garner.

 

This has started two movements.

 

Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter.

 

This has popped up in pop culture

with the movies Straight Outta Compton,

and now the new movie Detroit.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=5Funraox29U

 

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A Conversation With Police on Race

By GEETA GANDBHIR and PERRI PELTZ        The New York Times        Nov. 11, 2015 | 6:37

http://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000004027684/a-conversation-with-police-on-race.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haunted by Memories for 100 Years        NYT        Sep. 27, 2015

 

 

 

 

Haunted by Memories for 100 Years        Video        The New York Times        27 September 2015

 

In 1915, Mamie Kirkland and her family fled Ellisville, Miss.,

in fear that her father would be lynched.

 

She swore she would never return.

 

But at age 107, she made the journey.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=toWC8yOp7Xk

 

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Haunted by Memories for 100 Years

NYT

Sep. 20, 2015 | 5:00

http://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000003923891/haunted-by-memories-for-100-years.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ferguson Case, Verbatim        NYT        6 August 2015

 

 

 

 

The Ferguson Case, Verbatim | Op-Docs | The New York Times        6 August 2015

 

This short video

juxtaposes the reenacted testimony of two key witnesses

in the shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown

by a police officer in Ferguson, MO.

 

Produced by: Brett Weiner

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1ORfE8k

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQXbEUEtf2U

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A More Perfect Union        Story Corps        30 June 2015

 

 

 

 

A More Perfect Union        Story Corps        30 June 2015

 

When Theresa Burroughs came of voting age,

she was ready to cast her ballot

—but she had a long fight ahead of her.

 

During the Jim Crow era,

the board of registrars

at Alabama's Hale County Courthouse

prevented African Americans from registering to vote.

 

Undeterred,

Theresa remembers venturing to the courthouse

on the first and third Monday of each month,

in pursuit of her right to vote.

 

Directed by: The Rauch Brothers

Art Direction: Bill Wray

Producers: Lizzie Jacobs, Maya Millett & Mike Rauch

Animation: Tim Rauch

Audio Produced by: Nadia Reiman & Katie Simon

Music: Fredrik

Label: The Kora Records

Publisher: House of Hassle

 

Funding Provided by:

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

W.K. Kellogg Foundation

In partnership with POV.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA87JWa0bEw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Panther Professor: Bobby Seale and D'Angelo in Oakland        NYT        26 June 2015

 

 

 

 

Black Panther Professor: Bobby Seale and D'Angelo in Oakland | The New York Times        26 June 2015

 

Bobby Seale co-founded the Black Panther Party.

 

The R&B star D’Angelo

speaks out on racial injustice in his new album.

 

The two met in Oakland, Calif.

 

Produced by: Zackary Canepari and Ora DeKornfeld

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72Dfp-PzOLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Conversation About Growing Up Black        NYT        8 May 2015

 

 

 

 

A Conversation About Growing Up Black | Op-Docs | The New York Times        8 May 2015

 

In this short documentary,

young black men explain the particular challenges

they face growing up in America.

 

Produced by: Joe Brewster and Perri Peltz

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1bBlzAB

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSAw51caEeg&index=1&list=PL4CGYNsoW2iCb4uQUNgWK6TJJgNVp-MpP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Conversation With My Black Son        NYT        18 March 2015

 

 

 

 

A Conversation With My Black Son | Op-Docs | The New York Times        18 March 2015

 

In this short documentary,

parents reveal their struggles with telling their black sons

that they may be targets of racial profiling by the police.

 

Produced by: Geeta Gandbhir and Blair Foster

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1AUYBtI

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXgfX1y60Gw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ferry: A Civil Rights Story        NYT        8 March 21015

 

 

 

 

The Ferry: A Civil Rights Story        Video        Retro Report        8 March 21015

 

Weeks before Selma's Bloody Sunday in 1965,

the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

urged residents of Gee's Bend, Ala., to vote,

and fed a continuing fight

over a small ferry that would last for decades.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIup5K3J5vc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gay Talese on the Legacy of Selma        NYT        8 March 2015

 

 

 

 

Gay Talese on the Legacy of Selma        Video        The New York Times        8 March 2015

 

Gay Talese

reflects on how events in Selma, Alabama, fifty years ago

(March 7, 2015, marks the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday,"

a turning point in the civil rights movement)

affected race relations in the United States.

 

Produced by: Colin Archdeacon and Natalia V. Osipova

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1GePGHB

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFfr81lILjw 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Call From Selma        NYT        7 March 2015

 

 

 

 

A Call From Selma        Video        Op-Docs | The New York Times        7 March 2015

 

This short documentary

explores how the murder of a white minister in Selma, Ala.,

helped catalyze the civil rights movement.

 

Produced by: Andrew Beck Grace

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1GqJNL3

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klNPO8X-q3Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Panthers Revisited        NYT        23 January 2015

 

 

 

 

Black Panthers Revisited | Op-Docs | The New York Times        23 January 2015

 

This short documentary explores

what we can learn from the Black Panther party

in confronting police violence 50 years later.

 

This is part of a series of videos produced by Independent filmmakers,

who are supported in part by the nonprofit Sundance Institute.

 

Produced by: Stanley Nelson and Laurens Grant

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1BMFR57

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGZpDt6OYnI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curt Flood: The Athlete Who Made LeBron James Possible        NYT        7 October 2014

 

 

 

 

Curt Flood: The Athlete Who Made LeBron James Possible | Retro Report | The New York Times        7 October 2014

 

When baseball star Curt Flood rejected a trade in 1969,

he challenged America’s pastime

and helped spark a revolution that rippled beyond the game.

 

Produced by: Retro Report

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1s3p8Gf

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-gZEGyf-7g&index=23&list=UUqnbDFdCpuN8CMEg0VuEBqA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Brown’s Body        Ferguson Missouri 2014        NYT        25 August 2014

 

 

 

 

Michael Brown’s Body | Ferguson Missouri 2014 | The New York Times        25 August 2014

 

For at least four hours after he was shot by a police officer,

the body of Michael Brown lay in the middle of Canfield Drive.

 

What happened in those hours

set the stage for two weeks of unrest.

 

Produced by: Brent McDonald and Alexandra Garcia

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1tBMAIP

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPHJnm4DPDc&list=UUqnbDFdCpuN8CMEg0VuEBqA&index=4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Civil rights leaders look back at the 1960s        WP        18 May 2014

 

 

 

 

Civil rights leaders look back at the 1960s        18 May 2014

 

The so-called "Great Society" era was a turbulent time of change

with President Lyndon B. Johnson ushering an era of transformation,

centered around programs coming from the federal government.

 

A huge part of that decade:

the civil rights movement

and the people focused on changing the country.

 

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itLpup9Y0TU&list=PL8QBkS_wk32X_N0xvHoKM0Mgs7QvQJZ9t

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL NUTTER - MAYOR OF PHILADELPHIA HARDTALK INTERVIEW        BBC        8 November 2013

 

 

 

 

MICHAEL NUTTER - MAYOR OF PHILADELPHIA - HARDTALK INTERVIEW - BBC NEWS        8 November 2013

 

Speaking to the HardTalk programme

the Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter,

said that the violence within the African-American community in the US

could be helped by more investment in education and job training.

 

"When people are educated and can get a job,

they're not involved in violence, they are not involved crime,"

said Mr Nutter.

 

The mayor,

who was elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011,

has made reducing crime - particularly the city's murder rate -

a focus of his time in office.

 

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zf-UfpCKZE&list=PLS3XGZxi7cBWNRyHpG2jv3FiFv7TnqYwq&index=12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jesse Jackson interview: 'Black Americans are free, but not equal'        G        12 August 2013

 

 

 

 

Jesse Jackson interview: 'Black Americans are free, but not equal'        12 August 2013

 

The acquittal last week

of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin

has reignited the debate about race and racism in America.

 

Veteran civil rights campaigner

and former presidential candidate the Reverend Jesse Jackson

reflects on the 'blacklash' that threatens the African-American community

50 years after Martin Luther King Jr's March on Washington

 

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tef-x_SQZAY&list=PL0C73F1830698CCFF&index=8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks on Trayvon Martin        July 19, 2013

 

 

 

 

President Obama Speaks on Trayvon Martin        July 19, 2013

 

President Obama makes a statement about Trayvon Martin

and the verdict of the court trial that followed the Florida teenager's death

 

YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHBdZWbncXI&feature=c4-overview&list=UUYxRlFDqcWM4y7FfpiAN3KQ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A History of Voting Rights        NYT        25 June 2013

 

 

 

 

A History of Voting Rights        NYT        25 June 2013

 

For much of the 20th century,

voting remained a contentious issue,

but the Supreme Court struck down Section 4

of the 1965 Voting Rights Act on Tuesday,

suggesting that conditions have changed.

 

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/19qy1kg

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4XtZ-tIzIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tawana Brawley Case        NYT        3 June 2013

 

 

 

 

The Tawana Brawley Case | Retro Report | The New York Times        3 June 2013

 

In 1988, the nation learned the truth

about the alleged crimes against Tawana Brawley,

but the shocking story was far from over.

 

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/15vtdnY

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T78DwdFUq0c

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross

The Cotton Economy and Slavery, Episode 2        PBS        29 October 2013

 

 

 

 

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross | The Cotton Economy and Slavery, Episode 2 | PBS        29 October 2013

 

"The Age of Slavery" premieres on Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 8/7c on PBS.

For more, visit: http://www.pbs.org/manyrivers

 

Many stakeholders in the South and North

benefited from the cotton economy that fueled slavery's expansion.

 

The cotton economy increased the number of slaves in America

and led to cotton plantations spreading west across the Deep South to Texas.

 

This created the second largest forced migration in America's history,

as African Americans were uprooted from the Upper South to the Deep South.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRlfMhP_CMI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eyes on the Stars        StoryCorps        27 January 2013

 

 

 

 

Eyes on the Stars        StoryCorps        27 January 2013

 

On January 28, 1986,

NASA Challenger mission STS-51-L ended in tragedy

when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff.

 

On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair,

who was the second African American to enter space.

 

But first, he was a kid with big dreams

in Lake City, South Carolina.

 

Funding Provided by:

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

National Endowment for the Arts

In partnership with POV.

Directed by: The Rauch Brothers

Art Direction: Bill Wray

Producers: Lizzie Jacobs & Mike Rauch

Animation: Tim Rauch

Audio Produced by: Michael Garofalo

Music: Fredrik

Label: The Kora Records

Publisher: House of Hassle

 


Eyes on the Stars

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=41&v=okF5UGpivR8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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police brutality > George Floyd    1973-2020

 

 

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Related > Anglonautes > History > 17th-20th century > America, USA

 

20th century > USA > Civil rights

 

 

17th, 18th, 19th, 20th century

English America, America, USA

Racism, Slavery,

Abolition, Civil war,

Abraham Lincoln

 

 

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British Pathé archive > 20th century

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http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/apr/18/10-
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