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The Resource At the river I stand, a film by David Appleby, Allison Graham, Steven John Ross ; a production of Memphis State University, Department of Theatre and Communication Arts, (DVD)

At the river I stand, a film by David Appleby, Allison Graham, Steven John Ross ; a production of Memphis State University, Department of Theatre and Communication Arts, (DVD)

Label
At the river I stand
Title
At the river I stand
Statement of responsibility
a film by David Appleby, Allison Graham, Steven John Ross ; a production of Memphis State University, Department of Theatre and Communication Arts
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Documentary about the Memphis sanitation strike of 1968. Although usually remembered as the event which culminated in the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the strike is also significant in itself as a watershed event in the civil rights movement. It was in Memphis that King attempted to merge civil rights issues with a broader concern for economic rights. This is a story of opposing forces in American history: organized labor versus municipal authorities; civil disobedience versus civil law; poverty versus privilege; black versus white. It is also a story of individual sacrifice and bravery on the part of the 1300 sanitation workers who stepped off their jobs and into history. Using archival footage and present day interviews, the film tells the story of the Memphis movement from the initial strike to its tragic consequences. The film includes footage of: strike protests and violence; economic conditions of Memphis blacks; and excerpts from speeches by Mayor Henry Loeb, P.J. Ciampa, Maxine Smith, Rev. James Lawson, Jerry Wurf, T.O. Jones, Rev. Ralph Jackson, Bayard Rustin, Sen. Robert Byrd, Walter Reuthers, President Johnson, and King's Mountaintop speech
Cataloging source
NJR
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Original music, Mark Blumberg; videography, David Appleby, Tom Dean; sound design, Brit Warner; on-line editor, Patt Witt
LC call number
HD5325.S2572
LC item number
A77 1993
PerformerNote
Narrated by Paul Winfield; [interviews with:] Coby Smith, Taylor Rogers, Clinton Burrows, Jesse Jones, Bill Ross, Rev. Harold Middlebrook, Lewis Donelson, Jerred Blanchard, Bill Lucy, Rev. James Lawson, Robert Beasley, Rev. Billy Kyles, Bob James, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Rev. Frank McRae, Rev. James Netters, Rev. James Orange
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Appleby, David
  • Graham, Allison
  • Ross, Steven John
  • Winfield, Paul
  • California Newsreel (Firm)
  • Memphis State University
Runtime
56
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  • King, Martin Luther
  • American Bible Society
  • Sanitation Workers Strike, Memphis, Tenn., 1968
  • Civil rights demonstrations
  • Memphis (Tenn.)
Technique
live action
Label
At the river I stand, a film by David Appleby, Allison Graham, Steven John Ross ; a production of Memphis State University, Department of Theatre and Communication Arts, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Documentary
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (56 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61723472
  • (OCoLC)61723472
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
At the river I stand, a film by David Appleby, Allison Graham, Steven John Ross ; a production of Memphis State University, Department of Theatre and Communication Arts, (DVD)
Publication
Note
Documentary
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (56 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col. with b&w sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm61723472
  • (OCoLC)61723472
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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