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ALMOS' A MAN - LeVar Burton, Madge Sinclaira
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Although Dave (LeVar Burton) and his family are poor sharecroppers in the Deep South in the 1930's, this 15 year-olds problem is shared by teenagers today




CHARLOTTE FORTEN'S MISSION - Charlotte Forten
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This is the story of a hero, perhaps not a traditional hero, for one would not necessarily look upon a young, frail of health, free black woman from a well-to-do Philadelphia family in Civil War times as someone who would implicitly inspire the word  hero .




CHILDREN'S STORIES FROM AFRICA
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In colorful African garb, storyteller Nandi Nyembe and the dancers from the Mahlatsi Pre-school sing songs and weave fables including: The Hare and the Lion Cubs, Warthog and Bushpig, Kafumbi and the Crocodle, How Dabula got Married, plus many more!




GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN - James Baldwin
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A story of violence and desire, of tenderness and compassion, so gripping and moving, which lays bare the trials and sufferings, the yearnings and aspirations of three generations of an African American family.




GOSPEL
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Never before has a film so enthusiastically captured the mood and spirit of this unique American art form. Five of the legends of Gospel music live in a concert extravaganza at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA.




HALF OF A YELLOW SUN - Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton
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Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Upon returning to a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria after their expensive English education, the two women make very different choices.




LEGENDS OF GOSPEL: 2 DISC DVD SET
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Never before has a film so enthusiastically captured the mood and spirit of this unique American art form. Five of the legends of Gospel music live in a concert extravaganza at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA.




OH HAPPY DAY
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Never before seen performances created for the musical explosion  Gospel performed live at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA, and hailed by the critics.




THE SKY IS GRAY - Ernest J. Gaines
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From Ernest J. Gaines, author of  The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman , comes a deceptively simple, yet emotionally complex tale of a young boy's discovery of what it's like to be black in Louisiana during the 1940's.




TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE SOLOMON NORTHUP'S ODYSSEY- Avery Brooks, John Saxon, Mason Adams
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To be a free man and a man with a trade, was a lot to be proud of for a Black man in 19th Century America. Solomon Northup was such a man. Then, one fateful day, his good life and all his dreams came to a crashing halt. Solomon Northup was kidnapped and carried off into slavery to serve on plantations in the South.




VISIONS - Gordon Parks
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Within his fleeting images are pictures of a nation, strong and weak, black and white, rich and poor, and the words of a man whose fascinating life journey achieved an unique personal vision.


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