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Emancipation Day celebration : songs of freedom and words of Black Emancipation.

Title
Emancipation Day celebration : songs of freedom and words of Black Emancipation.
Publication
New York, NY : Schomburg Media Productions, c1998.

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Additional Authors
  • ARC Gospel Choir.
  • Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014.
  • Browne, Roscoe Lee.
  • Burns, Kephra.
  • Butts, Calvin.
  • Carter, Ralph.
  • Daughtry, Rev. Herbert.
  • Davis, Ossie.
  • Dee, Ruby.
  • Dodson, Howard,
  • Durant, Alvin.
  • Gunther, James, Rev.
  • Mother A.M.E. Zion Church (New York, N.Y.)
  • Murray, James Briggs,
  • Payne, Les.
  • Roach, Max, 1924-2007,
  • Sanford, Adelaide.
  • Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
  • Schomburg Media Productions.
  • Stickney, Phyllis Yvonne.
  • WWRL Community Chorale.
  • Yancy, Roberta,
Description
4 videodiscs (157 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title
Songs of freedom and words of Black Emancipation
Subjects
Genre/Form
Video.
Credits (note)
  • Producers, Howard Dodson, Roberta Yancy ; writer, Kephra Burns; post-production, producer, director and voice-over, James Briggs Murray; editor, Henry Fragasse ; The New York Public Library presents.
Event (note)
  • Celebration held September 22, 1997 at the Mother A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem, New York City.
System Details (note)
  • DVD.
Contents
  • (Disc 1) Invocation and greeting / Dr. Alvin Durant. -- Statement of the occasion / Howard Dodson. -- Readings (Excerpts): The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution / Ossie Davis. -- Anthems: Lift Every Voice and Sing (Negro national anthem); Nkosi sikelel'i Afrika (South African national anthem)/ ARC Gospel Choir. Readings, Part 1. (Narrator, Roscoe Lee Browne). -- Slave petition by Felix (Massachusetts, January 1773) / Roscoe Lee Browne. -- Slave petition by Peter Bestes, Sambo Freeman, Felix Holbrook, Chester Joie (Boston, April 1773) / Alvin Durant. -- Slave petition by servant of Vam A. Sturge and Prince, servant of Capt. Stephen Jenings (Fairfield, CT, May 1779) / Calvin Butts. -- Letter to Gov. John Jay from William Hamilton (New York, March 1796) / Herbert Daughtry.
  • (Disc 2) Phillis Wheatley: Excerpt from To the Right Honorable William, Earl of Dartmouth (ca. 1773). -- Songs of Freedom / WWRL Community Chorale for the Arts. Readings, Part 2. (Narrator, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney). -- Peter Williams, Jr.: A Prayer for Africa's Children (1808) / James Gunther. -- South Carolina Sea Islands Song (ca. 1813) / Ralph Carter. -- Freedom's Journal Editorial (1827) / Les Payne. -- Maria Stewart's Address (Boston, February 1833) / Ruby Dee. -- Philadelphia Library Company of Colored Persons (1833) / Howard Dodson. -- Peter Osborne: The American Negro's Fourth of July (New Haven, 1832) / Roscoe Lee Browne. Readings, Part 2. (Narrator, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney). -- Peter Williams, Jr.: A Prayer for Africa's Children (1808) / James Gunther. -- South Carolina Sea Islands Song (ca. 1813) / Ralph Carter. -- Freedom's Journal Editorial (1827) / Les Payne. -- Maria Stewart's Address (Boston, February 1833) / Ruby Dee. -- Philadelphia Library Company of Colored Persons (1833) / Howard Dodson. -- Peter Osborne: The American Negro's Fourth of July (New Haven, 1832) / Roscoe Lee Browne.
  • (Disc 3) -- Songs of Freedom / ARC Gospel Choir. Readings, Part 3. (Narrator, Ruby Dee). -- Henry Highland Garnet: Address to the Slaves of the United States (1843) / Amiri Baraka. -- Frederick Douglass: North Star Editorial (1847) / Les Payne. -- Henry Brant (Fugitive slave, ca. 1850) / Ralph Carter. -- Sojourner Truth: Ain't I a Woman (1852) -- Rescue of Jane Johnson / Adelaide Sanford. -- Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: Bury Me in a Free Land (ca. 1857) / Phyllis Yvonne Stickney.
  • (Disc 4) -- Frederick Douglass: Free the Slaves, Then Leave Them Alone (Excerpts from address, Boston, 1862) / Roscoe Lee Browne. -- Emancipation Proclamation (Excerpt) -- Closing reflections / Howard Dodson. -- Strong Men by Sterling Brown / Max Roach & Ossie Davis. -- Benediction / Herbert Daughtry.
Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-302
Title
Emancipation Day celebration : songs of freedom and words of Black Emancipation.
Imprint
New York, NY : Schomburg Media Productions, c1998.
Performer
Alvin Durant, Howard Dodson, Ossie Davis, ARC Gospel Choir, Roscoe Lee Browne, Rev. Calvin A. Butts, Rev. Herbert Daughtry, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, WWRL Community Chorale, Rev. James Gunther, Ralph Carter, Les Payne, Ruby Dee, Amiri Baraka, Adelaide Sanford, Max Roach.
Credits
Producers, Howard Dodson, Roberta Yancy ; writer, Kephra Burns; post-production, producer, director and voice-over, James Briggs Murray; editor, Henry Fragasse ; The New York Public Library presents.
Event
Celebration held September 22, 1997 at the Mother A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem, New York City.
Summary
A 135th anniversary commemoration of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation of September 22, 1862. Features readings from pertinent historical documents, slave petitions and editorials, along with choral and instrumental performances.
System Details
DVD.
Added Author
Browne, Roscoe Lee.
Stickney, Phyllis Yvonne.
Davis, Ossie.
Durant, Alvin.
Butts, Calvin.
Daughtry, Rev. Herbert.
Carter, Ralph.
Gunther, James, Rev.
Payne, Les.
Dee, Ruby.
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014.
Sanford, Adelaide.
Roach, Max, 1924-2007, performer.
Dodson, Howard, producer.
Yancy, Roberta, producer.
Burns, Kephra.
Murray, James Briggs, producer.
ARC Gospel Choir.
WWRL Community Chorale.
Schomburg Media Productions.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Mother A.M.E. Zion Church (New York, N.Y.)
Added Title
Songs of freedom and words of Black Emancipation
Research Call Number
Sc Visual DVD-302
Sc Visual VRA-581 VHS
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