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Unprecedented Archives of Black Studies in Video from Alexander Street Press

September 10, 2012

Black Studies in VideoSeptember 10, 2012 (ALEXANDRIA, VA) – Alexander Street Press announces the release of Black Studies in Video, the newest streaming video collection in its award-winning black studies portfolio.

Black Studies in Video will weave together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience. At completion, the collection will contain five hundred hours of film covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.

The collection draws from partnerships with organizations such as California Newsreel, the US’s oldest nonprofit social issue documentary film center. Through this collaboration, Black Studies in Video will offer exclusive access to the SNCC Legacy Video Collection, a series of more than fifty hours of formal addresses, panel discussions, and programs that took place at the fiftieth anniversary conference and reunion commemorating the founding of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Black Studies in Video includes documentaries on leading artists, writers, musicians, playwrights, and performers, such as Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, Huey P. Newton, Frantz Fanon, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Eldridge Cleaver, August Wilson, Bobby Seale, Ethel Waters, Amiri Baraka, and Robert F. Williams.

Other planned key content includes films from notable filmmaker Marlon Riggs: Color Adjustment, Black Is…Black Ain’t, and Ethnic Notions; and materials from the Hatch-Billops Collection, a critically acclaimed archive of primary and secondary resource materials focused on black American art, drama, and literature.

Black Studies in Video is a core collection that embodies our goal of making silent voices heard,” says Vice President of Licensing Will Whalen. “It builds off our earlier databases in black drama, literature, history, sociology, and culture to provide some of the most important video content in the field.”

Black Studies in Video is currently available worldwide to academic, public, and school libraries worldwide via subscription or onetime purchase of perpetual rights. For more information, or to request a trial or price quote, please email sales [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com.


About Alexander Street Press
Alexander Street Press is an electronic publisher of award-winning online collections and video for scholarly research, teaching, and learning. Our products are available to libraries and educational institutions worldwide via annual subscription or one-time purchase. Learn more at http://www.alexanderstreet.com.

Contact for Media Inquiries/Reviewer Access:

Abby Horowitz, Marketing Writer
Alexander Street Press

3212 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
703-212-8520 x 313
ahorowitz [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com


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