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African American lives [videorecording] / a film by Kunhardt Productions ; executive producers, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., William R. Grant, Peter W. Kunhardt ; written by Henry Louis Gates. Jr. ; series producers, Graham Judd, Leslie D. Farrell ; a production of Kunhardt Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/ WNET New York.

African American lives

Gates, Henry Louis. (Added Author).
Grant, William (William R.) (Added Author).
Kunhardt, Peter W. (Added Author).
Judd, Graham. (Added Author).
Farrell, Leslie D. (Added Author).
Sweet, Jesse. (Added Author).
Gladsjo, Leslie Asako. (Added Author).
Winfrey, Oprah. (Added Author).
Tucker, Chris, 1972- (Added Author).
Jones, Quincy, 1933- (Added Author).
Lawrence-Lightfoot, Sara, 1944- (Added Author).
Jemison, Mae, 1956- (Added Author).
Jakes, T. D. (Added Author).
Carson, Ben. (Added Author).
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1950- (Added Author).
Kunhardt Productions. (Added Author).
WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.) (Added Author).
PBS Home Video. (Added Author).
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).
Music, Michael Bacon. (Cast).

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Main DVD 973.0496 African (Text) 31307018618159 Movies - Non Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1415716943
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 240 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen format.
  • Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Home Video ; [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast as a four-part television series in 2006.
Formatted Contents Note:
Listening to our past / producer and director, Jesse Sweet; editors, Eric Davis, Michael Weingrad -- The promise of freedom / producer and director, Leslie Asako Gladsjo ; editors, Joanna Kiernan, Geeta Gandbhr -- Searching for our names / producer and director, Leslie D. Farrell; editors, Merril Stern, Kathryn Moore -- Beyond the middle passage / producer and director, Graham Judd; editors, Kate Hirson, Stefan Knerrich.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Michael Bacon.
Participant or Performer Note:
Host: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; features Oprah Winfrey, Chris Tucker, Quincy Jones, Sara-Lawrence-Lightfoot, Mae Jemison, T.D. Jakes, Ben Carson, Whoopi Goldberg.
Summary, etc.:
A compelling combination of storytelling and science, this series uses genealogy, oral histories, family stories and DNA to trace roots of several accomplished African Americans down through American history and back to Africa.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; NTSC; stereo.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Subject: African Americans > History.
African American families > History.
African Americans > Genealogy.
DNA fingerprinting.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Documentary > Feature.
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