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  • [The 90s Election Specials raw: Jones’ selects 2]

    [The 90s Election Specials raw: Jones’ selects 2]

    Footage for The 90’s Election Specials. Final selects of videomaker Andrew Jones’ political footage, including: 90’s people; Conrad Woorill – Chairman of the National Black United Front; Vernon Jarrett – Chicago Sun-Times; Clifton Howard – Butteon man; Hugh Delios – Chicago Tribune; Philip Jackson; Mary Flowers – State Representative. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: assorted Washington, D.C. footage]

    [The 90’s raw: assorted Washington, D.C. footage]

    Raw footage for the award-winning TV series The 90’s. The tape is in five segments, showing a demonstration, a public square, an interview with a man camping by the Washington Monument, a Peruvian religious procession and shots of statues, all shot in Washington, D.C. Continue reading

  • Murder of Fred Hampton, reel 1

    Murder of Fred Hampton, reel 1

    Documentary about the death of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. The film started out as a simple portrait of Hampton and features lots of footage of his powerful speeches. However, in 1969, Hampton was murdered in his bed at the Panther headquarters by the Chicago police. The event was extremely controversial as the police and the Black Panthers told drastically different versions of the events. The film became instrumental in proving the Panthers’ story that the police broke in to headquarters without warning and killed Hampton without resistance. Continue reading

  • American Revolution II: Right On

    American Revolution II: Right On

    0:00 “American Revolution II: Right On.” Meeting of residents of Uptown with members of the Black Panther party. 0:35 Southern man, leader of Young Patriots, introduces Black Panther Bob Lee to speak to a group of people. 1:05 Lee introduces himself and explains that the Panthers want to help the people of Uptown because they face similar problems to the Panthers on the South and West sides of Chicago. 3:20 People from both groups talk about helping each other take … Continue reading

  • American Revolution II: Battle of Chicago

    American Revolution II: Battle of Chicago

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. This tape has two sections. Continue reading

  • L.A. Riots

    L.A. Riots

    Andrew Jones goes to Los Angeles in the aftermath of the riots of 1992. He speaks with many people about the racial issues that sparked this uprising–the feeling that blacks and Latinos had been systematically discriminated against in their own neighborhoods for years. The main complaint is that stores in their neighborhoods were owned by whites and Koreans and they were overcharged for all services and products. Much of the tension appears to be between the blacks/Latinos and the Korean shop owners. Another interesting feature of the tape is the discussion of the differing motives between rioters and looters and between the actions in different parts of the city. For example, in some areas, only specific businesses, those that were seen as longtime oppressors, were targeted. A man shows footage from his camcorder of the looting, and notes that all of the looters were white, and all were smiling. Clearly, the situation in Los Angeles was far from simple. This tape is a fascinating glimpse into the psychology of the time period. Continue reading

  • [Michael Mixxin Moor raw #1: at home]

    [Michael Mixxin Moor raw #1: at home]

    Tom Weinberg goes to Los Angeles to interview hip hop pioneer Michael Mixxin Moor. Audio levels are erratic. Much of the talk is concerned with the recent U.S. military intervention in Somalia. There are spots within the tape where the sounds cuts out almost completely. Continue reading

  • [Michael Mixxin Moor raw #2: at KCRW #1]

    [Michael Mixxin Moor raw #2: at KCRW #1]

    Raw tape with hip hop pioneer Michael Mixxin Moor at radio station KCRW for his show “The Militant Mastermixx.” Audio levels are erratic. Continue reading