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Binge box. Black history.

Summary
A collection of movies fictionalizing different milestones in black history, all gathered into one "binge box" for a spectacular movie night. The Birth of a Nation: Nat Turner is a literate American slave and preacher. His financially strained owner accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. But as Nat witnesses countless atrocities, he orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. 12 Years a Slave: The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom. Race: Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history launches him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy. Red Tails: Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky, even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history. 42: History was made in 1947, when Jackie Robinson became the first African American allowed to sign to a white major league baseball team. 42 tells the life story of Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Selma: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historical struggle to secure voting rights for all people. A dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1964.

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34028101903962
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HCPL Crosby - Edith Fae Cook Cole
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34028101908615
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34028101908599
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34028101908581
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HCPL Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek
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34028101908672
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HCPL Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek
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34028101908649
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HCPL Octavia Fields
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34028101903855
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HCPL Parker Williams
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34028101903848
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HCPL South Houston
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34028101903830
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34028101903822
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HCPL Stratford
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34028101903814
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HCPL West University
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34028101903970
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Publication Year
2019
Description
6 videodiscs :