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The Resource Great African American authors, produced by Centre Communications Inc. ; director, Ron Meyer, (DVD videorecording)

Great African American authors, produced by Centre Communications Inc. ; director, Ron Meyer, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Great African American authors
Title
Great African American authors
Statement of responsibility
produced by Centre Communications Inc. ; director, Ron Meyer
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Great African American authors, an eight part series, brings to light the accomplishments of over 40 brilliant black writers, who against all odds wrote great novels, plays and poetry. These authors include Phillis Wheatley, James Weldon Johnson, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, August Wilson and Rita Dove and many more" --From container
  • program 1. 1761-1901: Born out of slavery and the African oral tradition, African American authors gave voice to the struggles of black people in the early days of this nation
  • program 2. 1902-1924: The onset of the 20th Century gave rise to a new cadre of African American authors, embodied in the great literary movement known as the Harlem Renaissance
  • program 3. 1925-1937: The Harlem Renaissance ended as America entered the Great Depression, but new black authors came to the forefront to contribute to the ever-growing body of African American literature
  • program 4. 1938-1953: New Black literary genres challenge the racial inequalities of mainstream America, and the idea of "Black is beautiful" emerges
  • program 5. 1954-1967: With the Civil Rights Movement in full swing, racial tensions escalate in America. In response African American writers give rise to a new literary expression - Black Power
  • program 6. 1968-1982: African American literature expands and diversifies into a wide array of styles and genres, but still takes on the growing cultural and economic divide between Whites and Blacks
  • program 7. 1982-1993: A golden age in African American literature begins as black authors find new exciting ways to interpret their role in America
  • program 8. 1993-present: Black poets, playwrights and novelists bring their unique perspective into the 21st Century, and a new wave of writers come on to the scene
Cataloging source
KTP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Host, Alphonse Keasley
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Meyer, Ronald C
  • Keasley, Alphonse
  • Centre Communications
  • Ambrose Video Publishing
Runtime
232
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • African American authors
  • Educational films
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
Great African American authors, produced by Centre Communications Inc. ; director, Ron Meyer, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features include: educator's guide, timeline, expert citations, and reading list
Color
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (232 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
739815005442
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880887232
  • (OCoLC)ocn880887232
  • 639636
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Great African American authors, produced by Centre Communications Inc. ; director, Ron Meyer, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features include: educator's guide, timeline, expert citations, and reading list
Color
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
3 videodiscs (232 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
739815005442
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)880887232
  • (OCoLC)ocn880887232
  • 639636
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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