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July 25, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

New Impressive StoryCorps Animation: “Traffic Stop”

StoryCorps unveiled a new animated video today.

Here’s how they describe it:

Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. But when Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a color-blind world—and nearly lost his life. Alex tells his mother, Patsy Hathaway, what happened that night and how it affects him to this day.

I’m adding it to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More:

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July 24, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

You’ll Want to Watch This Two-Part Interview Jon Stewart Did With Ta-Nehisi Coates Last Night


I think you’ll find this two-part interview Jon Stewart did with Ta-Nehisi Coates very interesting – I certainly did.

You might also be interested in the review of the book that recently appeared in my Ed Week Teacher column.

I’m adding these videos to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More.

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July 22, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

You Can Now Watch 550,000 (Yes, That’s Right, 550,000!) Historical Videos Newly Uploaded To YouTube


YouTube’s Historical Footage Expands, Both Serious and Silly is the headline of a New York Times story about the Associated Press and British Movietone uploading all their historical newsreels to YouTube this week:

The Associated Press and British Movietone, a newsreel archive, are uploading nearly 17,000 hours of historical footage to YouTube, making available a mix of monumental and offbeat news coverage dating to 1895.

The cache will include more than 550,000 videos, available on the channels for The A.P. and British Movietone. With an array of coverage that includes sports, culture, political milestones and natural disasters, the collection will be the largest upload of historical news content yet on YouTube, The A.P. said.

The article has a nice sample of them, too.

You can visit the AP channel on YouTube here and British Movietone’s here.

Here are their two introductory videos:

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