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Malcolm X: Make It Plain (Full PBS Documentary)

Malcolm X: Make It Plain (Full PBS Documentary)
  • The full 1994 PBS documentary on the life of Malcolm X. A really useful overview of Malcolm's life, complete with interviews with his wife and family. ...

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"The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson-Unforgivable Blackness" (Part 1 of 2)

"The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson-Unforgivable Blackness" (Part 1 of 2)
  • Part 1 of 2 of the PBS documentary of the first black heavyweight boxing champion of the modern era. We see how Johnson's success reflected and impacted ...

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Popeye The Sailor - "You're a Sap, Mr. Jap" (August 1942)

Popeye The Sailor - "You're a Sap, Mr. Jap"  (August 1942)
  • This black and white cartoon provides a prime example of the racial stereotyping of the Japanese that comprised part of the cultural front in the US war ...

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Dream Deceivers - The Story Behind James Vance Vs Judas Priest (1992)

Dream Deceivers - The Story Behind James Vance Vs  Judas Priest (1992)
  • A documentary charting one of the odder aspects of the culture wars of the 80s & 90s. When teenager James Vance tried to kill himself, he claimed he has ...

"Marian Anderson Sings at the Lincoln Memorial" Newreel Story

"Marian Anderson Sings at the Lincoln Memorial" Newreel Story
  • Marian Anderson's Easter Sunday Lincoln Memorial concert on April 9, 1939 from the UCLA Film & Television Archive's "Hearst Metrotone News Collection. ...

Duck & Cover (1951)

Duck & Cover (1951)
  • Civil Defence film aimed at schoolchildren from the early years of the Cold War. Is this practical pragmatic advice or an attempt to implant the reality ...

Walter Cronkite announces death of JFK (Nov 22nd, 1963)

Walter Cronkite announces death of JFK (Nov 22nd, 1963)
  • CBS News' Walter Cronkite announcing the death of U.S. president John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. It is at roughly the 5 minute mark that Cronkite ...

The Lyndon Johnson 'Daisy Ad' (7th September 1964)

The Lyndon Johnson 'Daisy Ad' (7th September 1964)
  • This campaign advert was only screened once, on a Monday evening, during the 1964 presidential campaign. Aimed at exploiting what Johnson regarded as ...

President Franklin D. Roosevelt - Declaration of War Address December 8th 1941

President Franklin D. Roosevelt - Declaration of War Address December 8th 1941
  • On December 8th, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his Declaration of War Address to congress.

Point of Order (1964)

Point of Order (1964)
  • Point of Order is a 1964 documentary film about the Senate Army-McCarthy Hearings of 1954. The hearings centred on Army claims that McCarthy and staff ...

Cold War: Reds: Extract on the Hollywood Blacklist

Cold War: Reds: Extract on the Hollywood Blacklist
  • The Hollywood blacklist began in 1947 when the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) began to subpoena artists, producers and screenwriters ...

The Atomic Cafe (1982)

The Atomic Cafe (1982)
  • One of the defining documentaries of the 20th century, THE ATOMIC CAFE (1982) offers a darkly humorous glimpse into mid-century America, an era rife with ...

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)
  • Using archival footage, United States Cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the then eighty-five-year-old Robert McNamara, The Fog of War ...

Hearts and Minds(1974)

Hearts and Minds(1974)
  • Hearts and Minds is a 1974 American documentary film about the Vietnam War directed by Peter Davis. The film's title is based on a quote from President ...