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New Books in the Library: Week of June 4

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New Media on DVD

  • Second Chance Kids [PBS Frontline, 60 min.] - A fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling in 2012. Looks at what happens when juveniles convicted of first degree murder are given the chance to re-enter society. DVD 415
  • Poverty, Politics, and Profit [PBS, 56 min.] - Looks into reasons why despite billions of dollars going into subsidized housing for the poor, many in need experience difficulty acquiring adequate housing. Explores racial inequality in the housing market.
    DVD 416
  • Poisoned Water [PBS Nova, 55 mins.] - In 2014, to reduce costs, city officials changed the source of Flint, Michigan's drinking water supply and as a result subjected its population to dangerous levels of lead contamination. This program looks at the logistics of the Flint water crisis and exposes vulnerabilities that exist in water systems throughout the county.
    DVD 417
  • Africa's Great Civilizations [PBS, 360 mins./2-discs] - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing, and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world. DVD 418
  • The African Americas: Many Rivers to Cross [PBS, 360 mins./2-discs] - Explore the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed-forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds. DVD 419
  • Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise [PBS, 240 mins./2-disks] - Henry Louis Gates, Jr. embarks on a deeply personal journey through the last fifty years of African American history. Joined by leading scholars, celebrities, and a dynamic cast of people who shaped these years, Gates travels from the victories of the civil rights movement up to today, asking profound questions about the state of black America, and our nation as a whole. DVD 420
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