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The Resource Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns, (videorecording)

Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns, (videorecording)

Label
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson
Title
Unforgivable blackness
Title remainder
the rise and fall of Jack Johnson
Statement of responsibility
a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports - Heavyweight Campion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers ; original music composer, Wynton Marsalis
Dewey number
796.83/092
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired
PerformerNote
Narrator: Keith David ; voice of Jack Johnson: Samuel L. Jackson ; interviews with: Stanley Crouch, James Earl Jones, Gerald Early, Jose Torres, Randy Roberts, Jack Newfield, Bert Sugar, W.C. Heinz, George Plimpton
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1953-
  • 1961-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Burns, Ken
  • David, Keith
  • Jackson, Samuel L
  • Crouch, Stanley
  • Jones, James Earl
  • Early, Gerald Lyn
  • Marsalis, Wynton
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
220
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Jack
  • African American boxers
  • Boxers (Sports)
  • Professional sports
  • Sports upsets
  • Boxing
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Special features: the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (220 min.)
Isbn
9781415707449
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368874541
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
88745
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
OCM56899412
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Unforgivable blackness : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson, a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; a film directed by Ken Burns, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Special features: the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
2 videodiscs (220 min.)
Isbn
9781415707449
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097368874541
Other physical details
sd., col. and b&w
Publisher number
88745
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
OCM56899412
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
Video recording format
DVD

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