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The Resource Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns

Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns

Label
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson
Title
Unforgivable blackness
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Jack Johnson
Statement of responsibility
a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jack Johnson's journey began humbly in Galveston, TX, as the son of former slaves. He entered the brutal world of professional boxing, where in turn-of-the-century Jim Crow America, the heavyweight champion was an exclusively "white title." Despite the odds, Johnson battled his way through the ranks, and in 1908, became the first African American to earn the title Heavyweight Champion of the World. Johnson's victory set in motion a worldwide search for a Great White Hope to restore the title to the white race. When no one could beat the champion in the ring, his own government tried to destroy him in the courts. Determined to live his life regardless of the confines imposed by his color, Jack Johnson emerges a central figure in America's ongoing struggle to deal with race
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers ; original music composer, Wynton Marsalis
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Narrator: Keith David ; voice of Jack Johnson: Samuel L. Jackson ; interviews with: Stanley Crouch, James Earl Jones, Gerald Early, Jose Torres, Randy Roberts, Jack Newfield, Bert Sugar, W.C. Heinz, George Plimpton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burns, Ken
  • David, Keith
  • Jackson, Samuel L
  • Crouch, Stanley
  • Jones, James Earl
  • Early, Gerald Lyn
  • Marsalis, Wynton
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
220
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Jack
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Professional sports
  • Sports upsets
  • Boxing
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Special features: the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
506840
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 3 hrs., 40 min.)
Isbn
9781415707449
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368874541
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
88745
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781415707449
  • (Sirsi) ADR-3809
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns
Publication
Copyright
Note
Special features: the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
506840
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (approximately 3 hrs., 40 min.)
Isbn
9781415707449
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368874541
Other physical details
sound, color and black and white
Publisher number
88745
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781415707449
  • (Sirsi) ADR-3809
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround
Video recording format
DVD

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