Magellan Press/Films, 2007, 23 minutes
Eleven African-American first-grade children initiated the desegregation of previously all-white elementary schools in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sept. 9 and 10, 1957. Nashville was one of the first cities in the South to act on the Supreme Court 1954 decision, Brown vs. The Board of Education. The film compares the Nashville story with events that took place the same week at Little Rock (Arkansas) High School. Three of those children, now grown, and their parents discuss the events of those days, including the bombing of the Hattie Cotton school, and the courage required to respond to the Court's landmark decision. The story is told through the use of first- person narratives, and archival photos and footage.
1990, 58 minutes
Presents the role of Charles Hamilton Houston in the cases which let to the landmark Supreme Court case of Brown vs. Board of Education. Gives background history of segregation, Jim Crow laws, NAACP and bio-data on persons influential in the desegregation movement.
The Video Project, 2013, 67 minutes
Stolen Education documents the untold story of Mexican-American school children who challenged discrimination in Texas schools in the 1950's and changed the face of education in the Southwest. As a 9 year-old second grader, Lupe had been forced to remain in the first grade for three years, not because of her academic performance but solely because she was Mexican American. She was one of eight young students who testified in a federal court case in 1956 to end the discriminatory practice (Hernandez et al. v. Driscoll Consolidated Independent School District), one of the first post-Brown desegregation court cases to be litigated.
PBS, 2014, 60 minutes
Civil rights attorney Thurgood Marshall’s triumph in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision to desegregate America’s public schools completed the final leg of an heroic journey to end legal segregation. For 20 years, during wartime and the Depression, Marshall had traveled hundreds of thousands of miles through the Jim Crow South of the United States, fighting segregation case by case, establishing precedent after precedent, all leading up to one of the most important legal decisions in American history. Along the way, he escaped the gun of a Dallas sheriff, was pursued by the Ku Klux Klan on Long Island, hid in bushes from a violent mob in Detroit, and even survived his own lynching. In this impossible environment, Thurgood Marshall won more Supreme Court cases than any lawyer in American history, and set the stage for the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Marshall, who went on to become the first black Supreme Court justice in 1967, made the work of civil rights pioneers like the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks possible, by laying the groundwork to end legal segregation and changing the American legal landscape.
Films Media Group, 2003, 56 minutes
Race: Social Reality, Biological Fiction (1:59) -- DNA Experiment: Students' Hypothesis (2:39) -- The Radical Truth About Race (0:46) -- Notions of Racial Biology & Athetic Performance (2:26) -- Genetic Variation in the Animal Kingdom (1:31) -- Historic Hunt for Racial Differences (2:17) -- Biology as an Excuse for Social Inequality (1:50) -- "Race Traits and Tendencies of the American Negro" & Extinction Thesis (1:57) -- Eugenics & Racial Purification (2:52) -- "Racial Supremacy" at 1936 Olympics (2:01) -- Jesse Owens & Disproving Racial Science (1:49) -- Immeasurableness of Race (3:26) -- Science of Skin Color (2:26) -- Complex Traits & Environmental Influence (1:55) -- Evolution of Basketball Players: Race vs. Cultural Opportunity (3:00) -- Students Compare mtDNA & Reject Hypothesis (2:52) -- Genetic Variation Within & Between Racial Groups (2:45) -- Sickle-Cell Disease: Geographic Genetic Variation (2:07) -- Lineage & Youth of the Human Species (2:47) -- History of Complex Human Traits (1:44) -- Genetic Variation in Africa (1:36) -- We Are All Mongrels (2:57) -- Social Implications of Race (2:15) -- How Can We Unmake Race? (3:13) -- Credits: The Difference Between Us: Race-The Power of an Illusion (1:26)