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The blinding of Isaac Woodard / director/producer, Jamila Ephron.

Ephron, Jamila, (film producer, film director .). Holland, Andre, (narrator.). Gergel, Richard. Television program adaptation of (expression): Unexampled courage. (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Howe Library DVD 323.1 BLI 31254003724347 New DVDs - Main floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531713645
  • ISBN: 1531713645
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Arlington, VA] : PBS, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from web page.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Andre Hollard.
Summary, etc.:
In 1946, Isaac Woodard, a Black army sergeant on his way home to South Carolina after serving in WWII, was pulled from a bus for arguing with the driver. The local chief of police savagely beat him, leaving him unconscious and permanently blind. The shocking incident made national headlines and, when the police chief was acquitted by an all-white jury, the blatant injustice would change the course of American history. Based on Richard Gergel's book Unexampled Courage, the film details how the crime led to the racial awakening of President Harry Truman, who desegregated federal offices and the military two years later.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: TV14.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen.
Subject: Woodard, Isaac, 1919-1992.
Waring, Julius Waties, 1880-1968.
World War, 1939-1945 > Veterans > Trials, litigation, etc.
African Americans > Civil rights > United States > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Violence against > South Carolina > History > 20th century.
South Carolina > Race relations > History > 20th century.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Historical television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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