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  • Published: New York : Ambrose Video Publishing, c2005.
  • Year Published: 2005
  • Description: 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sd. col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD

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  • 739815002922

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A history of black achievement in America. Vol. 1, program 1, Program 2, Settling the New World and founding the United States of America. Emergence of the black hero

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DVD extras include historical documents, photo gallery, teacher's guide, hi-def enhanced.

Program 1. 1619-1621. Blacks arrive at Jamestown -- 1705. The Virginia General Assembly passes the Slave Codes -- 1762. Entrepreneur Samuel Fraunces opens New York City's most cherished revolutionary war site: the Fraunces Tavern -- 1770. Crispus Attucks and the Black Patriots.

Program 2. 1772. Chicago is settled by Jean DuSable -- 1776. Lemuel Haynes helps lay the Foundation for Abolition -- 1791. The first Black Man of Science, Benjamin Banneker, surveys Washington, D.C. -- 1821. African Grove Theater founded in New York -- 1822. Denmark Vessy and the slave revolts -- 1823. Legendary mountain man James Beckwourth enters the Rockies -- 1849. Harriet Tubman uses underground railroad to become free.

Hosted by James Avery.

This original eight-part series on four volumes documents black achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country, and its influence on current events. The series highlights the many contributions of black Americans that have influenced and shaped the history of the United States.


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