Unforgivable blackness [videorecording] : the rise and fall of Jack Johnson / a Florentine Films productions ; a film directed by Ken Burns ; written by Geoffrey C. Ward ; produced by David Schaye, Paul Barnes, Ken Burns ; American Lives Film Project.
Contributor(s): Burns, Ken | Schaye, David | Barnes, Paul | Ward, Geoffrey C | David, Keith | Jackson, Samuel L | Crouch, Stanley | Jones, James Earl | Early, Gerald | Marsalis, Wynton | Florentine Films | American Lives Film Project | Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm) | PBS Home Video.Material type: Visual materialPublisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : Hollywood, Calif. : PBS Home Video ; Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, Description: 2 videodiscs (220 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 1415707448.Subject(s): Johnson, Jack, 1878-1946 | African American boxers -- Biography | Boxers (Sports) -- United States -- Biography | Discrimination in sports -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Sports upsets | Boxing -- Tournaments | African American boxers | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Sports (Nonfiction) -- Television mini-series. | Biographical television programs. | Video recordings for the hearing impaired.DDC classification: 796.83/092 Online resources: Related materials:
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Special features: the making-of 'Unforgivable blackness'; footage not shown on PBS broadcast; special music video featuring Wynton Marsalis.
Cinematographers, Buddy Squires, Stephen McCarthy ; editors, Paul Barnes, Erik Ewers ; original music composer, Wynton Marsalis.
Narrator: Keith David ; voice of Jack Johnson: Samuel L. Jackson ; interviews with: Stanley Crouch, James Earl Jones, Gerald Early, Jose Torres, Randy Roberts, Jack Newfield, Bert Sugar, W.C. Heinz, George Plimpton.
The in-depth and intimate story of one of the most important African Americans to live in the first half of the 20th century. Tells the story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports--Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America.
MPAA rating: Not rated.
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound.