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Back to Harpers Ferry DVD

Back to Harpers Ferry DVD
$19.95

Back to Harpers Ferry reveals through re-enactment and still photographs the historical events in a 19th century river town. Thomas Jefferson, John Brown, the U.S. Armory, railroads and canals are all part of this story. Ravaged by war and floods, Harpers Ferry survives today as a special place that honors its past.

Running time: 16 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include John Brown's Raid: To Do Battle in the Land, Antietam Visit, and Springfield Armory.

John Brown's Raid To Do Battle in the Land DVD

John Brown's Raid To Do Battle in the Land DVD
$19.95

To Do Battle in the Land, narrated by Ossie Davis, documents the John Brown Raid on the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia in 1859. John Brown's actions and speeches are viewed in light of their effect on a county on the brink of conflict.

Running time: 27 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include Back to Harpers Ferry, Antietam Visit, and Springfield Armory.

Antietam Visit DVD

Antietam Visit DVD
$19.95

In Antietam Visit we learn about the bloodiest single day of the Civil War through Abraham Lincoln's eyes. Dramatic battle recreations, historical photographs, music, and period clothing appear throughout.

Running time: 26 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include John Brown's Raid: To Do Battle in the Land, Back to Harpers Ferry, and Springfield Armory.

Springfield Armory DVD

Springfield Armory DVD
$19.95

The 174-year history of weapons manufacture is told in "Springfield Armory". Craftsmen in clothing of the period are shown in actual stages of production including shaping the gunstock on the Blanchard lathe.The production of weapons at the Springfield Armory was very similar to the activities at the Harpers Ferry Armory.

Running time: 18 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include John Brown's Raid: To Do Battle in the Land, Antietam Visit, and Back to Harpers Ferry.

Frederick Douglass An American Life DVD

Frederick Douglass An American Life DVD
$19.95

This film is a documentary that explores the life and times of a fugitive African American slave who becomes an eloquent orator and spokesman against slavery. Also, re-enacted is his friendship with William Llyod Garrison and John Brown.

Running time: 32 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include Longing to Learn: Booker T. Washington's Story, Booker T. Washington: The Life and the Legacy, and The Maggie Lena Walker Story.

Longing to Learn Booker T. Washington's Story DVD

Longing to Learn Booker T. Washington's Story DVD
$19.95

This film is based in Washington's autobiography "Up from Slavery". It draws on his own words to describe his boyhood years as an African American in a Virginia slave hut. He tells of the struggle for his much-valued education and his disadvantaged childhood.

Running time: 15 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include Booker T. Washington: The Life and the Legacy, Frederick Douglass: An American Life, and The Maggie Lena Walker Story.

 

Maggie Lena Walker Story DVD

Maggie Lena Walker Story DVD
$19.95

This narrated film captures the spirit of a woman who became a prominent civic leader, financier, and business woman during the early twentieth century. Original photographs and quotations from her early writings reveal the depth of her commitment to the social, economic, and cultural needs of African Americans.

Running time: 12 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include Longing to Learn: Booker T. Washington's Story, Booker T. Washington: The Life and the Legacy, and Frederick Douglass: An American Life.

Childhood Place DVD

Childhood Place DVD
$12.99

This film tells the story of George Washington's birthplace, Pope's Creek, Virginia. Seasonal activities and daily tasks on a working 18th century plantation are recreated and described as Washington might have remembered them as a young boy.

Running time: 13 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include The Defense of Fort McHenry, This is Frederica, and Hopewell Furnace.

Booker T. Washington The Life and the Legacy DVD

Booker T. Washington The Life and the Legacy DVD
$19.95

Through narration and re-enactment this film traces Washington, a prominent African American, and the founding of Tuskegee Institute which was established to educated newly freed people after the Civil War. It recreates vignettes and interviews with contemporaries including W.E.B. Du Bois.

Running time: 31 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include Longing to Learn: Booker T. Washington's Story, Frederick Douglas: An American Life, and The Maggie Lena Walker Story.

Civil War Artillery DVD

Civil War Artillery DVD
$19.95

Civil War Artillery includes two film selections: Firing the Napoleon details how a trained artillery crew services the Napoleon, one of the principal cannons used by both sides during the Civil War. Petersburg Cannon Firing shows soldiers in period costume demonstrating how a mounted artillery unit moved, set up, and the firing of a cannon. Also, an additional Revolutionary War period weapons demonstration is shown.

Running time: 16 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include To Keep Our Liberty, George Washington's Headquarters, A Few Men Well Conducted, Guilford Letters, and Siege of Yorktown.