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The Heart of Bassett Place: W. Gertrude Brown and the Wheatley House [electronic resource]
Lawrenceville, NJ : Films Media Group ; Orangeville, ON : McIntyre Media [distributor], c2006
Location Call Number Status
 Web  HV4194.M5 H4311 2006    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject Brown, W. Gertrude (Willie Gertrude)
Phyllis Wheatley Settlement House (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Subject(s) Social settlements -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis
African Americans -- Minnesota -- Minneapolis
Jazz -- History and criticism
Depressions -- 1929 -- United States
African Americans -- Social life and customs
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1953
United States -- History -- 1901-1953
Physical Description 1 streaming video (47 minutes.) ; sd., col. with b&w sequences, digital file
Note Title from resource description page (viewed Dec. 08, 2010)
"In the early 20th century, community centers called settlement houses were established across America. This documentary relates the history of one such facility-the Phyllis Wheatley Settlement House, known in its time as ""the greatest settlement house in the U.S. for Negroes."" The program profiles its first director, W. Gertrude Brown, who touched the lives of generations of African-Americans, and describes life at the Minneapolis center. The history of 20th-century African American culture is paralleled, since many social and artistic leaders-including Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes, Marian Anderson, and W.E.B. Dubois-called the Wheatley House their second home. (47 minutes)."
Restrictions on Access Access may be limited to affiliated libraries
Type of File Streaming video
Note - System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web
Note Made available online by publisher
Contents Settlement Houses Respond to Social Problems (2:27) -- African American Social Programs (1:10) -- Plight of African Americans in 1920s (2:53) -- 1920s: Single Black Women Arrive in Minneapolis (1:45) -- Establishment of the First Settlement House in Minneapolis (3:26) -- Success of the Wheatley House (1:56) -- Ethel Ray: Connection With Harlem Renaissance (1:12) -- Expansion of the Wheatley House (3:17) -- Wheatley House: Hub of Reform (2:57) -- Human Rights and Race Relations (1:09) -- Celebrities Stay at Wheatley House (3:47) -- Wheatley House and Social Reforms (2:28) -- Wheatley House: Safe Haven and Structured Environment for Children (3:19) -- Summer Camp for Wheatley House Children (3:00) -- Children Learn Music and Dance (3:01) -- Wheatley House Provides Diversity and Inspiration (2:18) -- Profiles of Wheatley House Alumni (3:42)
Summary In the early 20th century, community centers called settlement houses were established across America. This documentary relates the history of one such facility-the Phyllis Wheatley Settlement House, known in its time as "the greatest settlement house in the U.S. for Negroes." The program profiles its first director, W. Gertrude Brown, who touched the lives of generations of African-Americans, and describes life at the Minneapolis center. The history of 20th-century African American culture is paralleled, since many social and artistic leaders-including Paul Robeson, Langston Hughes, Marian Anderson, and W.E.B. Dubois-called the Wheatley House their second home
Language Closed-captioned
Alternate Author Films on Demand
Films Media Group

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