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Making Black America : through the grapevine  Cover Image DVD DVD

Making Black America : through the grapevine / a production of McGee Media, Inkwell Media and WETA Washington, DC ; written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; producer, Kevin Burke ; directors, Stacey L. Holman, Shayla Harris ; series producer, Stacey L. Holman ; producer, Shayla Harris.

Holman, Stacey, (film director,, film producer.). Harris, Shayla, (film director,, film producer.). Burke, Kevin (Motion picture producer), (film producer.). Gates, Henry Louis, Jr., (host,, narrator,, screenwriter.). Isham, Sultana, (composer (expression)). McGee Media (Firm), (production company.). Inkwell Media, (production company.). WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.), (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.). PBS Distribution (Firm), (film distributor.).


The four-part series hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., chronicles the vast social networks and organizations created by and for Black people beyond the reach of the "White gaze." The series recounts the establishment of the Prince Hall Masons in 1775 through the formation of all-Black towns and business districts, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, destinations for leisure, and the social media phenomenon of Black Twitter. Professor Gates sits with noted scholars, politicians, cultural leaders, and old friends to discuss this world behind the color line and what it looks like today. It takes viewers into an extraordinary world that showcased Black people's ability to collectively prosper, defy white supremacy and define Blackness in ways that transformed America itself.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713911
  • ISBN: 1531713912
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 4 hr.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2022]
  • Distributor: [Arlington, Virginia] : Distributed by PBS Distribution, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc surface.
Originally produced for television broadcast as a four-part program.
Program content: ©2022.
Formatted Contents Note:
Disc 1. Episodes 1-2.
Disc 2. Episodes 3-4.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editors, Chris Bravo, Bryan Chang, Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, Bo Mehrad ; composer of original music, Sultana Isham.
Participant or Performer Note:
Host/narrator, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; with André Holland, Manisha Sinha, Cheryl LaRoche, Rob Fields and others.
Target Audience Note:
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-14 (parents strongly cautioned; this program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age).
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Language Note:
In English; closed-captioned.
Subject: African Americans > Societies, etc. > History.
African Americans > History.
African Americans > Social conditions.
Social networks > United States > History.
Social networks.
African Americans > Societies, etc.
African Americans.
African Americans > Social conditions.
Race relations.
United States > Race relations.
United States.
Genre: DVD-Video discs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Television mini-series.
Historical television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television series.
Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television mini-series.
Television series.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Public Library.


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