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Herskovits at the heart of blackness [videorecording] / Vital Pictures, ITVS ; directed and produced by Llewellyn M. Smith ; producer, Vincent Brown ; executive producer, Christine Herbes-Sommers.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Media Center DVD 4052 37684001056115 Media Center Desk Not holdable Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Berkeley, Calif.] : California Newsreel, c2009.

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Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Tom Fahey ; editor, James Rutenbeck ; original music, Darryl Harper, Xavier Davis.
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Interviewees, K. Anthony Appiah, Lee D. Baker, Vincent Brown, Johnnetta Cole, Jean Herskovits Corry, Jerry Gershenhorn, Gelya Frank, Mae Ngai.
Summary, etc.:
This documentary traces the career of Melville J. Herskovits, the pioneering American anthropologist of African Studies and controversial intellectual who established the first African Studies Center at an American university and authored The Myth of the Negro Past. Rarely seen archival footage, provocative animation, and unique photo montage re-enactments propel the story and interviews from leading scholars of race and culture forward.
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Subject: Herskovits, Melville J. (Melville Jean), 1895-1963
Anthropologists > United States > Biography
Anthropologists > Africa, West > Biography.
Racism in anthropology > United States.
Anthropology > Philosophy.
Biographical films
Historical films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired

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