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The Resource Black America since MLK, Part three, Keep your head up, a film by McGee Media, Inkwell Films & Kunhardt Films ; producers, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Leah Williams ; directed by Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Sabin Streeter, Leah Williams

Black America since MLK, Part three, Keep your head up, a film by McGee Media, Inkwell Films & Kunhardt Films ; producers, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Leah Williams ; directed by Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Sabin Streeter, Leah Williams

Label
Black America since MLK, Part three, Keep your head up
Title
Black America since MLK
Title number
Part three
Title part
Keep your head up
Statement of responsibility
a film by McGee Media, Inkwell Films & Kunhardt Films ; producers, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Leah Williams ; directed by Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Sabin Streeter, Leah Williams
Title variation
  • Black America since MLK
  • Keep your head up
Title variation remainder
and still I rise
Contributor
Director
Producer
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The third hour reveals profound fissures within the country - and within black America - that deepened through the 1980s and '90s, just as African Americans were becoming more visible than ever. Gates visits his old friends Oprah Winfrey and Bob Johnson, who blazed astonishing trails during this era, reaching levels of success that Dr. King would never have imagined possible. Yet he also talks with Reverend Al Sharpton, who recalls the desperate fight mounted within poor black communities against a terrifying new scourge that was tearing lives and families apart: crack cocaine. Gates learns from Ronald Day, who grew up in the South Bronx, how hard it was to resist the profits of the crack business - a livelihood that eventually sent Day to prison, and fueled the spread of ever-harsher crime laws and policing tactics all over the country. Meeting with former Attorney General Eric Holder, Gates dissects the tragedy of America's War on Drugs, mapping out the dire consequences of an unprecedented prison-building boom set against the dismantling of the country's social safety net - a deadly combination that devastated many of the poorest and most vulnerable black communities. At the same time, Gates shows how many Americans, dazzled by the prominence of black superstars from Bill Cosby to Michael Jackson, and surrounded by compelling evidence of a well-established black middle class, were becoming convinced that racial inequality had been vanquished for good. The era's racial flashpoints called this view into serious doubt, however. The controversial Rodney King and O.J. Simpson verdicts, and the confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas - which Gates revisits with eyewitnesses like LAPD officer Stephany Powell and Thomas protégé Armstrong Williams - attested to the persistence of the color line in American society, despite the increasing diversity of the black community
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
In English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Williams, Leah
  • Streeter, Sabin
  • McMahon, Talleah Bridges
  • Gladsjo, Leslie Asako
  • McGee Media (Firm)
  • Inkwell Films (Firm)
  • Kunhardt Films (Firm)
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Black America since MLK, Part three, Keep your head up, a film by McGee Media, Inkwell Films & Kunhardt Films ; producers, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Leah Williams ; directed by Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Sabin Streeter, Leah Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed September 11, 2018)
  • "And still I rise"
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3973999/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (57 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP3973999/marc
  • (OCoLC)1057009574
Video recording format
other
Label
Black America since MLK, Part three, Keep your head up, a film by McGee Media, Inkwell Films & Kunhardt Films ; producers, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Leah Williams ; directed by Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Sabin Streeter, Leah Williams
Publication
Note
  • Title from resource description page (viewed September 11, 2018)
  • "And still I rise"
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP3973999/marc
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (57 minutes)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP3973999/marc
  • (OCoLC)1057009574
Video recording format
other

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