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The blinding of Isaac Woodard / an Ark Media production for American experience ; produced and directed by Jamila Ephron ; written by Mark Zwonitzer & Jamila Ephron.

Ephron, Jamila, (film director,, film producer,, screenwriter.). Zwonitzer, Mark, (screenwriter.). Holland, André, (narrator.). Gergel, Richard. Television program adaptation of (expression): Unexampled courage. (Added Author). American Experience Films, (production company.). Ark Media (Firm), (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.).

Available copies

  • 7 of 9 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 9 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main DVD 323.11 BLI (Text) DVD 36803001151138 DVD Available -
Eckhart PL - Main DVD 305.8 BLI (Text) DVD 840191002914385 New Items - Main Level In process -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown DVD BLIN (Text) DVD 39213000927602 Adult DVDs Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Hanover Branch DVD 323.1196 BLIN (Text) DVD 39391100357928 DVD Nonfiction Available -
Kendallville PL - Kendallville Main Branch NEW DVD TV PBS BLI (Text) DVD 37516002067786 DVD New Movie Shelf -- Adult Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD 323.1196 Blinding (Text) DVD 31208913881142 new dvd Available -
South Whitley Comm. PL - South Whitley DVD -- 323.11 BLINDING (Text) DVD 30402004766046 NEW MOVIE Available -
Starke Co PL - Koontz Lake Branch (Walkerton) 323.11 AME (Text) 30141001099767 NEW MOVIES In process -
Whiting PL - Whiting DVD 323.1196 BLI (Text) DVD 51735012036850 Adult department--Nonfiction DVDs Available -

Record details

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

Content descriptions

General Note:
Based on the book: Unexampled courage : the blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring / Richard Gergel.
Originally produced as an episode of the television series: American experience.
Program content: ©2021.
Running time indicated on container: approximately 110 minutes; actual running time: 114 minutes.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Nancy Novack.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, André Holland.
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 awakenings of
Target Audience Note:
TV Parental Guidelines rating: TV-14 (parents strongly cautioned; this program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age).
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
In English; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
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.
African Americans > Legal status, laws, etc. > 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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