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The Black Church [videorecording] : this is our story, this is our song / a film by McGee Media and Inkwell Media in association with Get Lifted ; directed by Stacey L. Holman, Christopher Bryson, Shayla Harris ; producers, Christopher Bryson, Kevin Burke ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Holman, Stacey, (television director,, television producer.). Harris, Shayla, (television director,, television producer.). Bryson, Christopher, (television director,, television producer.). Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., (host,, screenwriter.). Pacheco, Adriana, (editor of moving image work.). Burke, Kevin (Motion picture producer), (film producer.). Rossi, Antonio (Cinematographer), (director of photography.). Smith, Graham (Cinematographer), (director of photography.). Head, Matt, (composer (expression)). PBS Distribution (Firm), (publisher.). McGee Media (Firm), (production company.). Inkwell Films (Firm), (production company.). Get Lifted (Firm), (production company.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Umatilla County Public Libraries.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Pendleton Public Library. (Show)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Summary:

"Chronicles the rich history of an institution at the heart of the African American experience. Beginning with enslavement, traveling through Emancipation, Jim Crow, the Great Migration, the Civil Rights movement, and ending in the present-day, Gates takes viewers on a journey through time, focusing on the key events, charismatic figures, political debates, and musical traditions that have shaped, and been shaped by, the Black Church. The series also explores the complexity of these spaces of worship at a time when many believe it is at a crossroads. A chorus of leading scholars, ministers, and cultural influencers who grew up in the Black Church will weigh in and give meaning to events past and present."--Container.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library DVD 277.3 B561 (Text) 37801000677284 DVD DVD Branch_Only_3months 04/15/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713201
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Wide screen.
Originally produced as a television program in 2020.
Formatted Contents Note:
The freedom faith -- A nation within a nation -- God will make a way -- Crisis of faith.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Series producer, Stacey L. Holman ; producer/director, Shayla Harris ; producer, Kevin Burke, editor, Adriana Pacheco ; directors of photography, Tony Rossi, Graham Smith ; original music, Matt Head.
Participant or Performer Note:
Host, Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Summary, etc.:
"Chronicles the rich history of an institution at the heart of the African American experience. Beginning with enslavement, traveling through Emancipation, Jim Crow, the Great Migration, the Civil Rights movement, and ending in the present-day, Gates takes viewers on a journey through time, focusing on the key events, charismatic figures, political debates, and musical traditions that have shaped, and been shaped by, the Black Church. The series also explores the complexity of these spaces of worship at a time when many believe it is at a crossroads. A chorus of leading scholars, ministers, and cultural influencers who grew up in the Black Church will weigh in and give meaning to events past and present."--Container.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV-14.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen presentation.
Subject: African American churches > History.
African Americans > Religion > History.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings.

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