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Title Work

Title No: 37

Title: To be somebody

Medium: Moving Image

Original Medium: Television

Date: 1993 (Published)

Original Summary:
For many Americans who were denied the rights of full citizenship, surviving the Depression was not enough. They were determined to help build a better America through direct action in the courts, in the Congress, and in everyday life.  At a time when lynchings, segregation, and anti-Semitisim were commonplace, black heavyweight champion Joe Louis became a symbol of national strength. In very different ways, Louis and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt challenged America to live up to its promise of justice and opportunity for people of every race and faith.

Countries of Origin: U.S.A.

Subjects: Depressions--1929--United States; United States--History--1919-1933; United States--Economic conditions--1918-1945; United States--History--1933-1945

ProducerBlackside, Inc.
ProducerHampton, Henry
NarratorMorton, Joe

Component Contents x5

5430-1-37-6Digital : Video/quicktime 
5430-2-37-6Digital : Video/dvcpro 50 
5430-3-37-6Digital : Video/mpeg 
5430-4-37-6Disc : DVD 
5430-5-37-6Disc : DVD 

Contained By x2

Title NoTitle
5430The Great Depression
31Not for public viewing

Related Works x2

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412Interview with Harold Rossman
820Interview with Ralph Fasanella