Capture the journey of Lincoln’s life and the struggle for equality in 5 fascinating documentaries and the feature film, Abraham Lincoln!
Explore the life and times of Abraham Lincoln in five insightful documentaries! Witness the stirring events leading up to Lincoln’s assassination and the aftermath that quickly followed. Discover the power struggle between Lincoln and General George McClellan and unravel the events that lead to the Emancipation Proclamation. Uncover the story of the Confederacy’s last attack that almost brought the north to its knees! Also, through full-color, live-action, authentic record learn about the fight for freedom and abolishment of slavery through the eyes of the African-American Civil War Soldier. Its a historical journey through one the most significant times in our nation’s history.
LINCOLN: TRIAL BY FIRE
Cliff Robertson narrates this dramatization focuses on the little-known life-and-death struggle of power between President Lincoln and his general in command of the Army of the Potomac, George McClellan, and the events leading to the Emancipation Proclamation.
THEY’VE KILLED PRESIDENT LINCOLN
A stirring and factual documentary-drama of those events which occurred immediately prior to the assassination of President Lincoln, as well as dramatically showing the deed and the aftermath.
NO RETREAT FROM DESTINY: THE BATTLE THAT RESCUED WASHINGTON
The true story of the Confederacy’s last great invasion of the north, in July 1864, and the subsequent attack on Washington, D.C. that almost brought the northern war effort to its knees.
LINCOLN’S LAST NIGHT Part 1 & Part 2
April 14, 1865 Abraham Lincoln is the embodiment of the ‘American Dream.’ This two-part docu-drama tells the fascinating story of Abraham Lincoln and his murderer John Wilkes Booth. The assassin who planned the murder of the President like a Shakespearian plot. “Lincoln’s Last Night” was shot on High-Definition at spectacular locations across the United States. A cast of more than 80 historical actors creates an authentic image of Lincoln’s America.
FIRED BY LIBERTY: BLACK SOLDIERS OF THE CIVIL WAR
A first-of-its-kind, live-action documentary DVD on the life, uniforms, drill and stories of the African-American Soldiers who fought during the Civil War. Both the United States Colored Troops for the Union and the rarely discussed Blacks who fought for the Confederacy. This Documentary is a full-color, live-action, authentic record of the African-American Soldier of this period. From bondage to “Glory” on the battlefields of the Confederacy, fighting for freedom including all-new intense combat re-enactments.
Starring Walter Huston, Helen Freeman, Ian Keith
(1930) B&W Unrated
Legendary director D.W. Griffith highlights the early years of our 16th President revealing his life spent as a lawyer and his courtship with Mary. Abraham Lincoln guides you through the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates and the events surrounding the Civil War.
Starring Lin McCarthy, Stephen Courtleigh, Berry Kroeger
(1955) Color Unrated
Yellowneck tells the tale of five Confederate Army deserters who hope to reach freedom from war by escaping to Cuba. Watch as they battle time, obstacles and each other to reach safety.