America was forged from the fires of immigration, where travelers from overseas set foot on these shores to begin a new life for themselves and their descendants.
Some of these travelers did not come willingly to this land of promise. Those people who were already here when these strangers first landed did not necessarily welcome them with open arms. This collection of documentaries speaks of the struggles of all these Americans and of the efforts to bring equality and freedom to everyone!
9 DVDs - 34 hours – 9 minutes
MV50916 Trail of Tears – A Native American Documentary Collection
4 Award Winning Documentaries!
Native Americans have experienced a history full of oppression and racism. Since the period when Native tribes were found on this continent at the time of its discovery, the British and American governments disregarded Native Americans as the owners of the territory they occupied and used aggressive force to take their lands and destroy their people.
This harrowing and compelling compilation of 4 award-winning documentary programs chronicles the struggles of the Native American culture from the forced relocation known as the Trail of Tears to the current issues faced by America's aboriginal people.
2 DVDs – 4 hrs 23 min
MV52421 Up From Slavery – A Seven Part Documentary Series
Examine the history of slavery in America!
In 1860, as the American Experiment threatened to explode into a bloody civil war, there were as many as four hundred thousand slave-owners in the United States, and almost four million slaves. The nation was founded upon the idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with the inalienable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The nation would pay a bloody cost for denying that right to more than twelve percent of its population.
But when slavery was first brought to America's shores, this war, and even the nation it tore apart, was centuries in the future. With incredibly detailed historical reenactments, expert commentary and the stories of slavery told through first-hand accounts, this is an epic struggle 400 years in the making. This is the story of the men and women who by their hands laid the foundation of what would become the most powerful nation on Earth. Join us as we rise...UP FROM SLAVERY.
2 DVDs – 5 hrs 6 min
MV52260 Lincoln - Father of Freedom
One Man – One Nation
Embark on an exciting, historical journey through the trials and victories surrounding the life of Abraham Lincoln. This poignant documentary is comprehensively presented through narration, photographs and paintings to create a visual history of our 16th President's founding ideals of liberty and freedom.
Abraham Lincoln lead the nation through a tremendous upheaval; a time when our country was pulling apart at the seams. This intimate portrait of Abraham Lincoln, using authentic stills of the time, will hopefully bring you a little closer in understanding the complexities of our 16th president of the United States.
1 DVD – 1 hr 37 min
MV50833 Black History: A Retrospective
Celebrate Black History with 39 Captivating Programs!
This comprehensive DVD compilation features an in-depth collection of documentaries and programs chronicling the contributions and accomplishments of the most prominent and influential African-Americans throughout the history of the United States. From the oppression and hardship during the time of the Civil War to civil rights movements that paved the way to this country's first African-American president, this 39 program set is the definitive retrospective of Black History in America.
This exciting 3 DVD set features a rare collection of documentary features which celebrate the life, culture and accomplishments of history's most influential and prominent African Americans.
3 DVDs – 14 hrs 48 min
53227 For Love Of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots
Honoring African-American Servicemen and women!
Uncover the true story of our nation’s black heroes and patriots that played pivotal roles in the U.S. Military since the earliest days of the republic. From the battle fields of the Revolution to the deserts of Iraq examine why, despite enormous injustice, these heroic men and women fought so valiantly for freedoms they themselves did not enjoy. Through letters, diaries, speeches, journalistic accounts, historical text and military records discover the fierce and faithful history of our African-American military leaders!
2 DVDs – 9 hrs 15 min
Native Americans, African-Americans
Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr.
34 Hours 9 Minutes
Color and Black & White
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