This is the full version of Madman or Martyr a documentary on the life of John Brown, the Underground Railroad, and the Abolitionist Movement. Directed by Luke Jaden.
Laying a Firm Foundation begins with the organization of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in 1909 in response to racial violence. The Detroit Branch of the NAACP was organized just three years later, in 1912. The founders of the Detroit Branch NAACP had a strong foundation upon which to build in fighting for political, legal, civic, and social rights, dating back to the 19th century.
On the Front Lines focuses on the NAACP during the beginning of the 20th century. As Detroit's black middle class grows it also sparks the creation of social networks and institutions essential to the development of the Detroit NAACP.
The Fight Continues shows how the Detroit Branch of the NAACP has stayed relevant in the 21st century by continuing the fight against marginalization, discrimination and disfranchisement.
Reaching Out to Freedom chronicles the history of Second Baptist Church of Detroit from the 1830s, as a small black church, to the present. The film highlights such vital members as George DeBaptiste, Fannie Richards, and Reverend Robert L. Bradby, Sr. For 175 years Second Baptist Church has remained one of the most significant historical sites still functioning in the world.
"The Quest for Justice: African American Lawyers in Michigan" tells the story of the Wolverine Bar Association and black lawyers in Michigan.
The Struggle Against Slavery Website Launch Event featuring keynote speaker Hari Jones, Curator/Assistant Director of the National African American Civil War Museum.
This short documentary explores the important Underground Railroad activists, historic sites, and communities in Detroit, Michigan.
This short documentary explores the important Underground Railroad activists, historic sites, and communities in the state of Michigan.