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Follows several generations in the lives of a slave family. The saga begins with Kunta Kinte, a West African youth captured by slave raiders and shipped to America in the 1700s. The family is depicted up until the Civil War, when Kunte Kinte's grandson gains his emancipation.
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30th anniversary ed.
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The fabulous 60s takes a kaleidoscopic look back at this most turbulent of decades, ten tumultuous years that began in hope with man's exploration of space and the youngest elected President of the United States, John Fitzgerald Kennedy-- and ended in a welter of Cold War intrigue, political assassination, civil unrest, student demonstration and US involvement in another war in a country known as Vietnam
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"Separate But Equal" facilities and Jim Crow laws provide the realistic backdrop for this visual history of the civil rights movement. The most dramatic moments in the fight for equality are presented, from the historic case of Plessy v. Ferguson to roles of many prominent African Americans like Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, A. Philip Randolph, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. Interviews with Andrew Young, James Farmer and other leading authorities illuminate the enduring spirit that inspired bus boycotts, lunch counter sit-ins, freedom marches and demonstrations.
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