Televising Black Politics in the Black Power Era: Black Journal and Soul!

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  • Bibliography

    • Acham, Christine. Revolution Televised: Prime Time and the Struggle for Black Power. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2004.

    • Bodroghkozy, Aniko. Equal Time: Television and the Civil Rights Movement. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2012.

    • Carson, Clayborne, et al., eds. The Eyes on the Prize: Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle, 1954-1990. New York: Viking, 1991.

    • Curtin, Michael. Redeeming the Wasteland: Television Documentary and Cold War Politics. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

    • Donovan, Robert, and Ray Scherer. Unsilent Revolution: Television News and American Public Life, 1948-1991. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1992.

    • Griffis, Noelle. “‘This Film Is a Rebellion!’: Filmmaker, Actor, Black Journal Producer, and Political Activist William Greaves (1926-2014).” Black Camera 6, no. 2 (Spring 2015): 7–16.

    • Heitner, Devorah. Black Power TV. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013.

    • Heitner, Devorah. “Training Black Mediamakers after Kerner: The Black Journal Workshop.” In Reinventing Race, Reinventing Racism, edited by John J. Betancur and Cedric Herring, 199-208. Leiden: Koninklijke Brill, 2013.

    • Rhodes, Jane. "The 'Electronic Stimulus for a Black Revolution': Black Journal and the 1960s Public Television." Black Renaissance Noire 14, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 136-51.

    • United States. National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders. Report. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1967.;view=1up;seq=225

    • Wald, Gayle. It’s Been Beautiful: Soul! and Black Power Television. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.

    • WNET. “List of Black-Produced TV Shows Nationwide, from 1968- On,” February 27, 2009;

    Black Journal hosts William Greaves and Lou House.

    Soul! producer and host Ellis Haizlip interviewing Kathleen Cleaver

    An hour-long public-affairs special dealing with the meaning of the newly-passed Civil Rights Bill in the aftermath of national mourning for Dr. Martin Luther King.

    Bloody Sunday - Alabama police attack Selma-to-Montgomery Marchers, 1965. Photograph. Retrieved from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

    Courtesy of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

    DeMarsico, Dick, photographer. Gracie Mansion, Rev. Martin Luther King press conference. New York, NY, July 30, 1964. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

    Courtesy of the Library of Congress

    Three buildings burn on Avalon Blvd. and a surplus store burns at right as a looting, burning mob ruled the Watts section of Los Angeles. Los Angeles, California, August 1965. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

    Courtesy of the Library of Congress

    Trikosko, Marion S., photographer. [President Lyndon Baines Johnson with some members of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (Kerner Commission) in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Washington, D.C.]. Washington, D.C., July 29, 1967. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

    Courtesy of the Library of Congress

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    Christine Acham

    Chair, Professor, Academy for Creative Media, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

    Ashley Young

    Ph.D. Candidate, Cinema and Media Studies, University of Southern California