Moyers & Company Confronting the Contradictions of America's Past /

Bill Moyers opens this edition of Moyers & Company with thoughts about the origins and lessons of Independence Day. We should remember, he says, that behind the Fourth of July holiday are human beings, like Thomas Jefferson, who were as flawed and conflicted as they were inspired, who espoused g...

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Corporate Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group., Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Other Authors: Moyers, Bill D.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2012.
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Summary: Bill Moyers opens this edition of Moyers & Company with thoughts about the origins and lessons of Independence Day. We should remember, he says, that behind the Fourth of July holiday are human beings, like Thomas Jefferson, who were as flawed and conflicted as they were inspired, who espoused great humanistic ideals while behaving with reprehensible racial discrimination. That conflict - between what we know and how we live - is still a struggle in contemporary politics and society. Moyers also speaks with Khalil Muhammad, head of the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Muhammad is the author of The Condemnation of Blackness, which connects American histories of race, crime, and the making of urban America to modern headlines. Muhammad and Moyers discuss the importance of confronting the contradictions of America's past.
Item Description: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 12, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Physical Description: 1 streaming video file (57 min.) : sd., col.
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