The History Makers: Success
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: February 15, 2005
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital Stereo - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Featured:||Ossie Davis, Gordon Parks, Terry McMillan, Isaac Hayes & Dionne Warwick|
|Produced by||Russell Simmons|
This inspiring documentary takes an in-depth look at the hard-won triumphs of many African American success stories, both well-known and unsung. Features are such notables as author Terry McMillan, (WAITING TO EXHALE), and soul luminary Isaac Hayes, who has received an Academy Award and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Ossie Davis discusses his journey from a poor farm boy in Georgia, to becoming the prominent, accomplished actor and activist that he is today, while Horace Julian Bond looks back on a lifetime as a major force in the Civil Rights movement. All of those interviewed emphasize the importance of education, perseverance, and hard work in the face of the adversity that racial barriers are still erecting today, and create an insightful, compassionate, and sympathetic perspective on the surrounding issues.
Description by Image Entertainment:
The first of the History Makers focuses on the achievement of success in the face of adversity. Through a series of real life stories and experiences, this documentary chronicles the long road to success that many well-known and unsung African American history-makers have had no make along with the many obstacles that have stood in their way. This unique collection of oral history features interviews with prominent History Makers such as Terry McMillan, Isaac Hayes, Horace Julian Bond, Ossie Davis and a host of many other influential African-Americans who have contributed to society and history. This documentary uses the exploration of the struggle behind the success to serve as both words of wisdom and motivation. Ultimately, these inspirational stories emphasize the importance of education, risk taking, hard work, and perseverance in overcoming racial barriers to achieve success against all odds.
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