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Black History Mini Docs

Short but significant, Black History Mini Docs, last featured in the 02-01-2019 Scout Report, is a great resource to better understand the work of African American leaders who shaped history. Black History Mini Docs (BHMD) offers its visitors "a fast and entertaining way to educate young and old about the varying contributions of Blacks in American history." As its name suggests, this resource creates and publishes short documentary videos that tell the stories of notable African-American figures throughout history as well as some "everyday unsung heroes in the Black community." Some of the figures highlighted in this series of 90-second videos include poet Langston Hughes, civil rights leaders Ida B. Wells and Betty Shabazz, and music legend Nina Simone. If 90 seconds is still too long, BHMD also occasionally produces "Micro Docs" with similar content that are only 20 seconds long. Readers may also want to check out BHMD's stories section, where they will find written biographies of historical figures like Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., who was New York's first Congressman of African-American descent and held office from 1945-1971. Those interested in contemporary commentary in the context of Black history will find this type of discussion in this site's blog. BHMD is the creation of award-winning director Neema Barnette and filmmaker Reed R. McCants.
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Date of Scout Publication
February 21st, 2020
Date Of Record Creation
January 29th, 2019 at 11:05am
Date Of Record Release
January 29th, 2019 at 4:22pm
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