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This triumphant biography is the story of Jackie Robinson playing himselfthe first ballplayer to break major league baseball's color-barrier in One of the greatest sports-themed movies ever made, The Jackie Robinson Story chronicles the gifted athlete's early career in the Negro Baseball League to his tense first at-bat with the farm team in Montreal and his success as the second baseman for the Dodgers.
Minor Watson turns in a riveting performance as Brooklyn manager Branch Rickey, inspiring Jackie to have the inner-strengh to withstand the threats, vicious racial-slurs and abuse that would be heaped upon him.
With movie-star looks and fine acting, Jackie delivers his story with humility and grace in this unflinching look at a difficult and historic era in baseball and American history.
The record-breaking career of Joe Louis is packed with staggering triumphs, both in and out of the ring.
While squaring off against legendary fighters, the champ struggled to overcome racial prejudice in the boxing world. He made history by becoming World Heavyweight Champion and defending his title for twelve years - longer than any fighter before or since.
Although his reign was troubled by bankruptcy and marital strife, through his skill and determination the "Brown Bomber" ensured himself a place in boxing history forever.
Pious, young Martha Jackson is accidentally shot by her sinful husband, Razz Jackson, on the very same day she was baptized in a solemn riverside service.
Instead of being sent straight to heaven, Martha is escorted by an angel to The Crossroads, where a sign points in opposite directions - Hell and Zion. Sweet Elsie Bellwood sings and dances in a popular cabaret act. Refusing to provide "special entertainment" for the management's VIP guests, she is dismissed and returns home from work to find her beloved Auntie has been murdered.
Bar owner Big Jim Bottoms Spencer Williams has a running feud with a popular local preacher, whose sermons are rallying the townsfolk against him. With the help of three trampy bar-girls and a sneaky photographer, Big Jim comes into possession of some very compromising pictures of the young minister.
Reverend Jesse Hampton has a bone to pick with the management of Club Harlem, a wildly popular nightspot where drinking and dancing are the rule. No old-fashioned prude, the Reverend tries to see the positive side of the juke joint activities, knowing that the jitterbuggers are basically decent kids who just need to blow off a little steam.
Backwater choir singer, Daisy Mae Walker, leaves her small Texas town of Perryville and ventures into the big city to pursue her dreams of fame.
She checks into Old Crown's flophouse where she takes up with a gang of musicians who offer her a chance to perform. A poor, young, unwed mother begs Mrs. Saunders to adopt her baby girl, Naomi. Already raising her own son, Jimmy, Mrs.
Saunders accepts the additional burden with a love-filled heart. But Naomi, born bad, is a wicked child who lies constantly and then charms her way out of punishment.
Shaft is the man! Super-tough private eye, John Shaft, mixes it up with the bad boys in Harlem and beyond in this trio of blaxpoitation classics that feature Issac Hayes' award-winning title song! Includes Shaft Moses Gunn. Marshall Neilan, Arthur H. Leonard, Marshal Neilan Starring:AFRICAN AMERICAN, MAGICAL, WITCHCRAFT and OTHER VINTAGE MOVIES ON DVDS.
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About the Museum; Museum Design; Awards Announced for Excellence in U.S. Army History Writing. Gordon R. Sullivan, Chairman of the Army Historical Foundation, announced the winners of the AHF Distinguished Writing Awards.
Book Awards. Four prizes of $ each are given annually for a poetry collection, a first novel, a book of fiction, and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) by an African American writer published in the United States in the previous year.
The awards honor books that depict the "cultural, historical, and sociopolitical aspects of the Black Diaspora.". Dorinda is the African Australian Woman of the Year Award Winner. A foremost African in media, television, advertising, celebrity chef, entertainer, public speaker, marriage celebrant, author of 7 books and most celebrated African in South Australia and in Australia.
44 African Americans who shook up the world Intro by Kevin Merida / Portraits by Robert Ball. T his is a list of The Undefeated 44, a collection of dreamers and doers, noisy geniuses and quiet.
I'm thinking of writing an award for someone who performed what I consider a heroic action, noncombat. Is it possible for NG to file for a federal award?
If not, are federal awards valued more than state awards? 7 comments; share; save; hide. report; all 7 comments.
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