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Sacred Heart University Library Newsletter for Faculty No. 20 (June 2020)

Resources on race and systemic racism in America

Video Series: Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise (PBS)

undefinedBlack America Since MLK: And Still I Rise.  Film series by McGee Media, written by Henry Louis Gates.  PBS Video: 2016-2018.

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise looks at the last five decades of African American history since the major civil rights victories through the eyes of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., exploring the tremendous gains and persistent challenges of these years. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, scholarly analysis and rare archival footage, the series illuminates our recent past and paints a complex and comprehensive portrait of black America since 1965, while raising urgent questions about the future of the African American community — and our nation as a whole. (—from PBS Website)

Full transcripts and clips are available from Academic Video Online (AVON).

Series trailer: