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  • Sons of Sappho 1995 Reunion

    Sons of Sappho 1995 Reunion

    The Sons of Sappho (later known as the Sappho Socialites), founded by Yvonne Hudson and Ernestine Medley in 1965, was a group of black lesbians in the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to celebrating their identities and forming community. This video features footage from a 1995 reunion of the Sons of Sappho, including video of the event and interviews with its members.

  • Nubia and the Mysteries of Kush

    Nubia and the Mysteries of Kush

    Hidden away in the Butana region of northern Sudan lie the ruins of ancient Nubia, an African civilization that rivaled Egypt for centuries. This film documents ongoing excavations that study and preserve the deteriorating remains of the Nubian kingdom of Kush. Interviews with Sudanese, American, and European archaeologists and historians are interwoven with stunning footage from dig sites and graphics that illustrate ancient building designs and techniques. Viewers will encounter Nubian temples, pyramids, writing, and artifacts—as well as fresh perspectives on the flowering of culture, technology, and political power in the ancient Nile Valley.

  • Storming The Gates: Struggle For Access To Higher Education In Illinois

    Storming The Gates: Struggle For Access To Higher Education In Illinois

    “Storming the Gates: The Struggle for Access to Higher Education in Illinois.” This documentary chronicles the ongoing history of Blacks and Latinos in Illinois higher education. This video was produced by Illinois Committee on Black Concerns in Higher Education (ICBCHE) in partnership with the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE). The film features trailblazers from institutions across Illinois who played key roles in opening access to higher education for students of color.

    It illustrates the links between access and the civil rights movements of blacks and Latinos in the 1960s and ’70s, and highlights the importance and the central role Illinois has played in the national struggle for access and equity. It also demonstrates the importance of black and brown people coming together as the struggle continues against the erosion of, and actions to cut back on, affirmative action gains.

  • Speakin’ of the Blues: Larry Hoffman

    Speakin’ of the Blues: Larry Hoffman

    Barry Dolins interviews Larry Hoffman on his Blues composition, accompanied by a performance of the composition from the New Millenium Orchestra String Quartet.

  • [4/01 – The Bart Hawley Show in Chicago – Blue Chicago + Barry Dolins Iview]

    [4/01 – The Bart Hawley Show in Chicago – Blue Chicago + Barry Dolins Iview]

    An episode of the Bart Hawley Show that explores Blues in Chicago with a performance by Willie Kent and an interview with Barry Dolins.

  • [Al Lot + Toe Clipping]

    [Al Lot + Toe Clipping]

    Celeste Neuhaus’s experimental student documentary, focusing on Al and Ben Kohn’s storefront coffee shop.

  • [Blues #2 3/24/82 Delta Blues / Floyd Jones, Honeyboy Edwards / Homesick James]

    [Blues #2 3/24/82 Delta Blues / Floyd Jones, Honeyboy Edwards / Homesick James]

    Performances from Barry Dolins’ hosted Delta Blues event by Floyd Jones, Honeyboy Edwards, and Homesick James.

  • [Barry on Blues 1986]

    [Barry on Blues 1986]

    Newstalk interview with Barry Dolins about the Chicago Blues Festival in 1986.

 
 
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