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Title Unforgivable blackness [videodisc] : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson / a Florentine Films productions ; PBS ; a film directed by Ken Burns
Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount : PBS Home Video, c2005
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 Adult Nonfiction DVD  DVD 796.83 UNF     AVAILABLE
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Call # DVD 796.83 UNF
Phys. Description 2 videodiscs (220 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in
System Det DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital
Note Closed-captioned
Performer 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
Credits Produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burnes ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; original music composer, Wynton Marsalis
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated
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 Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man
Note Special features: the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis
Subject Johnson, Jack, 1878-1946
African American boxers
Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography
Professional sports
Sports upsets
Boxing -- Tournaments
Sports films
Documentary films
Biographical films
Historical films
Alt Author Burns, Ken, 1953-
David, Keith
Jackson, Samuel L
Crouch, Stanley
Jones, James Earl
Early, Gerald Lyn
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-
Paramount Pictures Corporation
PBS Home Video
ISBN 1415707448
Isbn/Issn 097368874541
Music # 88745