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Early Bert Williams Film Added to the National Film Registry

The 2014 National Film Registry list has been released and among the films to be preserved is an early feature-length unreleased film by Bert Williams, a vaudeville performer, and the first African-American to headline on Broadway. 396 more words

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Henry Hampton, Selma, and Eyes on the Prize

A new film, Selma directed by Ava DuVernay and produced by Oprah Winfrey, has opened in theaters. Selma is a dramatized version of the tumultuous events in that town that became a turning point in the civil rights movement. 652 more words

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Fred Hampton (1948-1969)

Eyes on the Prize II: A Nation of Law? (1968-1971), one of the episodes from Henry Hampton’s definitive documentary series on the civil rights movement, told the story of the killing of a young, charismatic leader of the Black Panther Party in Chicago, Fred Hampton. 1,779 more words

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John Doar, Civil Rights Attorney, Dies at 92

John Doar, a lawyer who worked as an attorney and as Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department during the height of the civil rights movement, has died at age 92. 771 more words

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