Experience African American History Through Video

CSN Libraries provide a wealth of streaming videos focused on African American history and culture. Black History Month is a great time to investigate the many aspects of this subject. These streaming video databases provide you with a wide range of documentaries, archival newsreels, interviews, and speeches. Your viewing experience is enhanced by the many features these databases provide for academic assignments or your personal interest.

Let’s take a look at what’s in three of our databases:

Ambrose Digital Video: Great African American Authors is an eight part series, plus extended interviews with top African American scholars. A History of Black Achievement in America is a nine part series that documents Black achievement in American history, its defining role in the growth of the country and its influence on current events.

American History in Video: Documentaries, archival newsreels, interviews, and speeches from notable Black Americans such as Thurgood Marshal, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, John Lewis, Barack Obama, and more.

Films on Demand: Documentaries, mainstream movies and television series such as What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali and True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality.

All of these databases have tools to provide citations, embed links, print a transcript, and more. If you have any questions on how to search or how to use the content to your advantage just click on Questions? Ask Us!

In “Moyers and Company: John Lewis Marches On,” Congressman John Lewis talks with students about the civil rights movement. From Films on Demand database