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The People Speak

(DVD - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The People Speak


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A look at social change throughout history, as seen through the music, poetry, speeches, and manifestos of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past - and present - including Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Bob Dylan, Langston Hughes, Chief Joseph, Muhammad Ali, along with unknown veterans, union workers, abolitionists, and many others never featured in high school textbooks. Celebrates the extraordinary possibilities for creating social change that ordinary people have realized throughout the course of our nation's rich but often ignored history of dissent and protest.
Title: The people speak
[videorecording (DVD full screen)]
Publisher: [New York] :, A & E Television Networks :, Distributed by New Video, , [2010]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 113 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features: Behind-the-scenes at the Cutler Majestic Theatre; celebrity interviews.
Inspired by the book "A people's history of the United States" by Howard Zinn and "Voices of a people's history of the United States" edited with Anthony Arnove.
Originally broadcast on television in 2009.
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Summary: A look at social change throughout history, as seen through the music, poetry, speeches, and manifestos of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past - and present - including Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Bob Dylan, Langston Hughes, Chief Joseph, Muhammad Ali, along with unknown veterans, union workers, abolitionists, and many others never featured in high school textbooks. Celebrates the extraordinary possibilities for creating social change that ordinary people have realized throughout the course of our nation's rich but often ignored history of dissent and protest.
Local Note: 1 3
ISBN: 9781422974599
1422974596
Branch Call Number: DVD 973 PEO
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Report This Dec 21, 2010
  • Ag2009 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A great reading of historical speeches!! I would criticize that the speeches about oppression are presented in an opulent theatre to nearly all white people though.

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A look at social change throughout history, as seen through the music, poetry, speeches, and manifestos of rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past - and present - including Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony, Bob Dylan, Langston Hughes, Chief Joseph, Muhammad Ali, along with unknown veterans, union workers, abolitionists, and many others never featured in high school textbooks. Celebrates the extraordinary possibilities for creating social change that ordinary people have realized throughout the course of our nation's rich but often ignored history of dissent and protest. Dramatic and musical performers: Allison Moorer, Benjamin Bratt, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Robinson, Christina Kirk, Danny Glover, Darryl "DMC" McDaniels, David Strathairn, Don Cheadle, Eddie Vedder, Harris Yulin, Jasmine Guy, John Legend, Josh Brolin, Kathleen Chalfant, Kerry Washington, Lupe Fiasco, Marisa Tomei, Martn̕ Espada, Matt Damon, Michael Ealy, Mike O'Malley, Morgan Freeman, P!nk, Q'orianka Kilcher, Reg E. Cathey, Rich Robinson, Rosario Dawson, Ry Cooder, Sandra Oh, Sean Pen, Staceyann Chin, Van Dyke Parks, Viggo Mortensen

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