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Springfield Armory DVD

DVD Springfield Armory

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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.
Seed on the Prairie CD

CD Seed on the Prairie

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Album by Magpie. 16 tracks. Runtime 1 hour and 8 minutes.
Timeless Count Basie CD

CD Timeless Count Basie

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The beloved Count Basie (08/21/04 - 04/26/84) AKA "The Chief" was born in Red Bank, New Jersey and started his great journey in the '20s with bands like Walter Page's Blue Devils & Benny Moten. He then formed his own original groups with some players from his earlier associations like Lester Young, Hot Lips Page, Jimmy Rushing and others. He achieved enormous popularity that lasted through the '70's and continued to tour extensively through those years. Long live "The Cheif."10 tracks, 53 minutes.
Wildcat Regiment Band CD Volume 3 Music from the Port Royal Band, 1863-1864

CD Wildcat Regiment Band Volume 3 Music from the Port Royal Band, 1863-1864

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Brass Band Music of the American Civil War 13 tracks. Runtime: 53:26.
Booker T. Washington The Life and the Legacy DVD

DVD Booker T. Washington The Life and the Legacy

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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

DVD Civil War Artillery

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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.
Defense of Fort McHenry DVD

DVD Defense of Fort McHenry

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Why was Francis Scott Key on board a ship in Baltimore Harbor when he wrote the poem we know as "The Star-Spangled Banner"? This re-enactment at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine gives an interesting and captivating insight into a page from this country's history.Running time: 14 minutes. Bonus films on this DVD include Hopewell Furnace, This is Frederica, and A Childhood Place.
Frederick Douglass An American Life DVD

DVD Frederick Douglass An American Life

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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

DVD Longing to Learn Booker T. Washington's Story

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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

DVD Maggie Lena Walker Story

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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.