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Title The African Burial Ground : An American Discovery. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (4 video files, approximately 114 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by Longtail Distribution Network in 1994.
Summary The African Burial Ground: An American Discovery is a fascinating four part series that focuses on the history of the African American experience in New York, urban archaeology, and social activism. Part One - The Search, explores the search and discovery of the African Burial Ground in Lower Manhattan. It examines the archeological dig that resulted in unearthing the remains of some 400 African men, women and children. Part Two - a History, presents the never-before-told-story of the history of Africans and African Americans in New York City from 1613 until July 4th, 1827 -- NYC's Emancipation Day. Part Three - Politics and the People, documents the impact of local citizens upon the African Burial Ground. Witnessing the conflict between "the people" and an agency of the United States Government, this segment highlights an essential and important civics lesson: how citizens can change the course of history. Part Four - An Open Window, presents the long-range impact of the African Burial Ground and its greater cultural effect on art, literature, history, science and education in the United States.Narrated by Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Antiquities.
Cemeteries -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Kutz, David, film director.
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Music No. 1129950 Kanopy
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