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I'll Make Me a World [production] Papers


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I'll Make Me a World [Outreach and Publicity Materials], Box 1

I'll Make Me a World [Research], Box 1-2

I'll Make Me a World [Stills Research], Box 1-3

I'll Make Me a World [Photos]

I'll Make Me a World [Production Files]

I'll Make Me a World [Cue Sheets], Box 1

I'll Make Me a World [Transcripts, Scripts, Outlines], Box 1-2

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Title: I'll Make Me a World [production] Papers, 1997-1999Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1997-1999

ID: FMA/FMA0002d

Primary Creator: Blackside, Inc.

Extent: 45.0 Linear Feet

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The I’ll Make Me a World [production] Papers form a small portion of the larger Henry Hampton Collection. Included are research materials containing biographical information, articles and bibliographies collected for notable individuals including African American artists, writers, actors, and musicians, as well as general research materials on broader subjects related to African American life and art. Also includes are photographs; productions files for individuals involved in the creation of "I'll Make Me a World" such as Betty Ciccarelli, Paul Massari, Katy Mostoller, David Carnochan, Denise Greene, Tanayi Seabrook, and Sarah Wolozin, Wesley Jones, and Sam Pollard; interview transcripts; scripts; and outreach and publicity materials including magazine ads, press releases, postcards, brochures, educational materials, and materials for the I'll Make Me a World website.

Collection Historical Note

In 1999, Blackside, Inc. received $800,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to produce I’ll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Arts, a 6-part series on the history of African-American arts in the 20th century narrated by Vanessa Williams. Winner of the 1999 Peabody Award, I’ll Make Me a World is divided into three two-hour parts exploring literature, poetry, music, visual arts, theater, and dance. The first, Lift Every Voice: 1900- 1934, examines the artistic development of African- Americans from the turn of the century to the Harlem Renaissance. The second, Stormy Weather: 1935-1963, focuses on African roots, protest genres, and avant-garde styles from the Depression era to the Cold War. The last, Re:Creation: 1964-The Present, looks at contemporary trends in African-American art, from the Black Arts Movement until today.

Blackside, Inc. was a Boston-based company established by Henry Hampton (1940-98) in 1968, Hampton’s works chronicle the 20th century’s great political and social movements, focusing on the lives of the poor and disenfranchised. Best known of Hampton’s 60-plus major film and media projects was the 14-part series Eyes on the Prize which ran in primetime on PBS stations in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Twenty years after its release it is still considered the definitive work on the Civil Rights Movement. Hampton’s other documentaries include The Great Depression (1993), Malcolm X: Make It Plain (1994), America’s War on Poverty (1995), Breakthrough: The Changing Face of Science in America (1997), Hopes on the Horizon (1999) and This Far by Faith (2003).

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Repository: FMA Film & Media Archive

Access Restrictions: Open

Use Restrictions:

Some material may be restricted due to personal financial issues (Social Security numbers, etc.).  Please contact staff for more information.

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: The collection was obtained from the Civil Rights Project, Inc. in 2001 and subsequent materials were obtained from Blackside, Inc. in 2002 and 2003.

Related Materials: The Henry Hampton Collection

Preferred Citation: [Name of the Collection], Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections.

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[Series 1: I'll Make Me a World [Outreach and Publicity Materials], Box 1, circa 1997-1999],
[Series 2: I'll Make Me a World [Research], Box 1-2],
[Series 3: I'll Make Me a World [Stills Research], Box 1-3],
[Series 4: I'll Make Me a World [Photos]],
[Series 5: I'll Make Me a World [Production Files]],
[Series 6: I'll Make Me a World [Cue Sheets], Box 1],
[Series 7: I'll Make Me a World [Transcripts, Scripts, Outlines], Box 1-2, c1997-1998 (Created)],

Series 3: I'll Make Me a World [Stills Research], Box 1-3Add to your cart.

Contains materials related to the stills researched and used in "I'll Make Me a World," episodes 1, "Lift Every Voice," episode 4, "The Dream Keepers," episode 5, "Not a Rhyme Time," and episode 6, "The Freedom You Will Take." Includes mostly photocopies of photos, book covers, visual art, headlines, etc. Also has some photographic prints and licensing agreements.

Box 01 - Contains photocopied images, used as still research, for episodes 5-6 related to film, hip hop, visual arts, and the Black Art Movement. Includes Blaxploitation, Shaft, Superfly, Blockbuster, Cosby Show, Independents, Charles Bennett, NYU, Julie Dash, Jim Jarmusch, Spike Lee, Spike billboards, Spike: Do the Right Thing, Spike: Malcolm X, Spike: The Messenger, Spike - SGHI, Spike: School Daze, Spike: SF Film Festival, Spike: Text, Eddie Murphy, Gordon Parks, Richard Pryor, John Sales, John SIngleton, Melvin Van Peebles, Pioneers, De La Sol, EPMD, Beastie Boys, Hip Hop Style, Busta Rhymes, Common, Savion Glover, Rodney King, Ice-T, KRS One, McLyte, Native Tongues, NWA, Public Enemy, Queen Latifah, Rakim, Ron Reagon, Rick Rubin, Run DMC, Salt `N Pepa, Sugar Hill Gang, Dolores Tucker, Hip Hop Misc., Book Covers, Artists of the 30¿s, BAM Graphics, Contemporary Black artists, Invisible Americans, Pop Art, Realsim, South Side Comm. Center, Spiral, Whitney Museum, Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Michaell Bailey, Radcliffe Bailey, Anthony Barboza, Jean Michel Basquait, Romare Bearden, Camille Billops, David Bradford, Kay Brown, Nanette Carter, Elizabeth Catlett, Dana Chandler, Robert Colescott, Chase Colin, Renee Cox, Ernest Crichlow, Paul Davis, Beauford Delaney, Jeff Donaldson, Marray Depillars, Aaron Douglas, Reginald Gammon, Melvin Edwards, Herbert Gentry, Sam Gilliam, David HAmmons, Palmer Hayden, Al Hollingsworth, Edward Hopper, Richard Hunt, William Johnson, Sargent Johnson, Ben Jones, Lots Mailou Jones, Joseph Cliff, Jacob Lawrence, Norman Lewis, Roy Lewis, Samella Lewis, Philip Lindsey Mason, Alvin Loving, William Majors, Lev Millis, Kerry Marshall, Valerie Maynard, Archibald Motley, Ademola Olugebefola, Joe Overstreet, Henry O Tanner, Bertrand Phillips, James Phillips, Howardena Pindell, Adrian Piper, Faith Ringgold, Martin Puryear, Lucille Roberts, Alison Soar, Betye Saar, Raymond Saunders, Augusta Savage, Gary Simmens, Alma Thomas, Ruth Waddy, K. Walker, Judith Wilson, Charles White, Hale Woodruff, Richard Yarde, Misc., Bearden: Harlem on My Mind, Invisible Americans, South Side Community Center, Spiral, Studio Museum, Whitney Museum, Benny Andrews, John Baur, Jean-Michel Basquait, Romare Bearden, David Bradford, Elizabeth Catlette, Dana Chandler, Jr., Robert Doty, David Hammons, Thomas Hoving, Jacob Lawrence, Lois Mailou Jones, Joseph Cliff, N. Lewis, Lewis Samella, Valarie Maynard, Howardena Pindella, Bertrand Phillips, Richard Hunt, Faith Ringgold, Lucille Roberts, Betye Saar, Raymond Saunders, Ed Sprigg, James Vanderzee, Waddy G. Ruth, Misc. Civil Rights, Civil Rights Eyes Photo, Detroit General, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, BAM, BAM American Negro Exhibit, BAM General, Antiwar, Black PAnthers, Black Power/ Black Pride, Black Writers Conference, BAM Dance, BAM Fisk, Graphics/ Photos, BAM Haryou, Independent Institutions, BAM Murals, BAM Poets, The Last Poets, BAM Riots, BAM Barts, BAM Theater, BAM Concept East, Kuumba Workshop, New Lafayette Theater, BAM Style, BAM & Africa, Chicago General, Chicago Blackstone Rangers, Chicago Gangs, Chicago Music, Chicago OBAC, Opportunity Knocks, Chicago Panthers/ Protest, Chicago Riots, Chicago South Side Community Center, BAM Watts LA. Also has a photo log for episodes 5 and 6.

Box 02 - Contains photocopied images, used as still research, for episodes 5-6 related to black women writers and the Black Arts Movement. Includes 80s General, Gay Pride, Women Collectives, Maya Angelou, Toni Cade Bambara, Rita Dove, Mari Evans, Jessica Hagadorn, Erika Jong, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Toni Morrison, Ntozake Shange, Steven Spielberg, Gloria Steinem, Alice Walker, Margaret Walker, Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks, Harper & Row, Oscar Brown, Jr., Ed Bullins, Sterling Brown, Stanley Crouch, Margaret Danner, Nikki Giovanni, Ron Karenga, Woodie King, John Killens, Etheridge Knight, Naomi Madgett,Haki Madhubuti, Malcolm X, Larry Neal, Dudley Randal, Sonia Sanchez, Ishmael Reed, Askia Toure, Douglas T. Ward, August Wilson, Val Gray Ward, Art Blakely, Betty Carter, Ornethe Coleman, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Abbey Lincoln, Gil Scott-Heron, Charles Mingus, Sun Ra, Max Roach, Archie Shepp, Horace Silver, Nina Simone, Tony Williams. Also has stills used, in story order, with licensing agreements for episodes 5-6.

Box 03 - Contains photographs and photocopies, both used and not used, in episodes 1, 4, 5, and 6. Includes photos not used in episodes 1 and images related to Paul Robeson, Augusta Savage, black youth creating art, ballet, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Bill T. Jones, Blauvelt Mountain, Bill & Arnie, Arnie Zane, Secret Pastures, Rotary Action, Forsythia, Animal Trilogy, Freedom of Information, Intuitive Momentum, Lotus Eater, UTC/ Last Supper, Valley Cottage, Still Here, Everybody Works, Last Night on Earth, Achilles Loved Patroclus, Alvin Ailey, Garth Fagan, Virginia Johnson, Arthur Mitchell, Dianne McIntyre, Eleo Romare, Cleo Robinson, Rod Rodgers, Millennium, Spoken Word, Jessica Care Ward, Saul Williams, Visual Arts, Misc., and relevant headlines.

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