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Race, Racism, and Intersectionality: Audio-Visual

Social Work & Urban Public Health Library at Hunter College / City University of New York

Streaming Videos from the Library

The Long Shadow - How Slavery Continues to Impact American Society

When two daughters of the South, Director Frances Causey and Producer Sally Holst, set out to find causes for the continuing racial divisions in the United States, they discovered that the politics of slavery didn't end after the Civil War.

In an astonishingly candid look at the history of anti-black racism in the United States, THE LONG SHADOW traces the blunt imposition of white privilege and its ultimate manifestation-slavery. Causey and Holst conclude that, without a doubt, artifacts of slavery remain at work in American society today.

Official Selection at the Mill Valley Film Festival.

Slavery by Another Name 

Narrated by Laurence Fishburne, is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans' most cherished assumptions: that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South after the Civil War, new systems of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force and brutality. The film documents how for more than 80 years, thousands of African Americans, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of white masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.

Slavery by Another Name, based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas A. Blackmon, gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features moving interviews with their descendants living today. A distinguished group of historians provides context and perspective on one of the most shameful and little known chapters in American history.

More from Kanopy's Juneteenth Streaming Collection

Produced from the 1990s to present, Kanopy's collection includes 22 videos for Juneteenth, such as

  • The Uncomfortable Truth: The History of Racism in America
  • Liberty & Slavery: The Paradox of America's Founding Fathers
  • Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans
  • Ralph Ellison: An American Journey

Primary sources and streaming video databases from the Library

Primary and secondary sources, and videos, concerning the migration of people of African descent to countries around the world from the 19th century to the present.

Disability in the Modern World
One person in seven experiences disability, yet the story of this community and its contributions is largely absent from the scholarly record. Access to the primary and secondary source materials within this collection enables you to include this important piece of the puzzle in your research.

Streaming video of classic and contemporary ethnographic documentaries.

Documentaries from such producers as Filmakers Library, First Run Pictures, BBS and Zeitgeist. Subjects range across the curriculum.

Primary and secondary material (books, documents and video) concerning major human rights violations worldwide from 1900 to 2010.

Kanopy Streaming
Kanopy has a collection for Juneteenth
*Streaming video of Kanopy films which have been licensed for curricular support. Faculty requesting that films be added to Kanopy must use their Hunter email and list the relevant course(s). Licenses are annual so content may vary depending on the subscription period.

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