Source for African American video with broad multidisciplinary coverage of culture, politics, social and economic issues. Contains documentaries, primary and secondary source material.
Time-span20th - 21st Century
Primarily United States
Resource TypesImages and Sound
DescriptionBlack Studies database that brings together documentaries, interviews, and archival footage surveying the black experience. The database provides access to California Newsreel's African American Classics collection, and includes films covering history, politics, art and culture, family structure, social and economic pressures, and gender relations. Black Studies in Video will feature the SNCC Legacy Video Collection, a series of formal addresses, panel discussions, and programs that took place at the fiftieth anniversary conference and reunion commemorating the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. The documentaries cover leading artists, writers, musicians, playwrights, and performers, such as Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, Huey P. Newton, Frantz Fanon, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Eldridge Cleaver, August Wilson, Bobby Seale, Ethel Waters, Amiri Baraka, and Robert F. Williams. The database will also draw from the Hatch-Billops Collection, an archive of primary and secondary resource materials focused on black American art, drama, and literature. Additional content planned for inclusion are the SNCC archives, the NAACP archives, and archives from select Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (Updates unknown)