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The Secret of Selling the Negro Market
A rare find, "The Secret of Selling the Negro Market" is considered one of the top 10 corporate films of all time by people in the ad industry. Produced by Ebony founder John H. Johnson in cooperation with the US…
Crisis in Levittown, PA
"Crisis in Levittown" (1954) is a look at the post-War struggles of striving African Americans to insert themselves into the new American middle class and take advantage of home ownership. Levittown, the embodiment of the American suburban dream, became a…
An insightful look at civil disobedience and organizing in the years just prior to the March of 1963. Features music by Maya Angelou and extensive coverage of Bayard Rustin and the thinkers behind the movement.
In post-riot 1970, but still during the Vietnam era, Lou Rawls narrates as the ultra-cool Navy recruiter, convincing young Black men that service is about opportunity and good jobs, not war. This marks one of the first in an eventual…
The Lost Children of Prince Edward County
After the Brown decision in 1954, one county in America - Prince Edward in Virginia - closed its public schools rather than integrate. This film examines the impact of that action on the children whose lives were interrupted.
Rhythm & Blues Revue
In the spirit of The Big Show and other musical extravaganza films, Rhythm & Blues review features stage performances by a cadre of music and comedy giants including Cab Calloway, Sarah Vaughn, Lionel Hampton, Nat King Cole and famed comic…
Bill Cosby on Prejudice
At the height of his earlier fame, Bill Cosby used humor to put a fine point on American prejudice for a special PBS short. Relevant then and today.
"Go All Day" with Nigel Sylvester in Japan
Part of the Gatorade-produced episodic series on global sport, this episode follows BMX biker Nigel Sylvester as he turns the streets of Japan into his playground.