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Title Unforgivable blackness [(DVD) videorecording] : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson / a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns.

Publication Info. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount : PBS Home Video, [2005]
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 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  796.83092 JOH    AVAILABLE
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Description 2 videodiscs (220 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Closed-captioned.
Performer Narrator: Keith David ; voice of Jack Johnson: Samuel L. Jackson ; interviews with: Stanley Crouch, James Earl Jones, Gerald Early, Jose Torres, Randy Roberts, Jack Newfield, Bert Sugar, W.C. Heinz, George Plimpton.
Credits Editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers ; original music composer, Wynton Marsalis.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports - Heavyweight Campion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man.
Note Special features: the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis.
For specific features see interactive menu.
Subject Johnson, Jack, 1878-1946.
African American boxers -- Videodiscs.
Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography -- Videodiscs.
Professional sports -- Videodiscs.
Sports upsets -- Videodiscs.
Boxing -- Tournaments -- Videodiscs.
Added Author Burns, Ken, 1953-
David, Keith.
Jackson, Samuel L.
Crouch, Stanley.
Jones, James Earl.
Early, Gerald Lyn.
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
PBS Home Video.
ISBN 1415707448
Standard No. 097368874541
Music No. 88745 Paramount
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