Unforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack Johnson /

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 stru...

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Corporate Authors: Florentine Films., American Lives Film Project., Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm), PBS Home Video.
Other Authors: Burns, Ken, 1953-, Schaye, David., Barnes, Paul., Ward, Geoffrey C., David, Keith., Jackson, Samuel L., Crouch, Stanley., Jones, James Earl., Early, Gerald Lyn., Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-
Format: Movie DVD
Language:English
Published: [Alexandria, Va.] : Hollywood, Calif. : PBS Home Video ; distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2005]
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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 in race-obsessed America.

Experience legendary boxer Jack Johnson's remarkable struggle both in and out of the ring in documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' two-part look at the career of one of the sports world's most remarkable athletes. From his childhood in Galveston, TX, as the son of former slaves to his triumph as the first African-American Heavyweight Champion of the World in 1908, Johnson's career was a defining moment in the realm of sports history. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Language Notes:Closed-captioned.
General Notes:Special features: the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis.
Physical Description:2 videodiscs (220 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Credits:Cinematographers, Buddy Squires, Stephen McCarthy ; editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers ; original music composer, Wynton Marsalis.
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.
System Details:DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.
Audience:MPAA rating: Not rated.
Production Credits:Cinematographers, Buddy Squires, Stephen McCarthy ; editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers ; original music composer, Wynton Marsalis.
ISBN:1415707448