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Title:
The blinding of Isaac Woodard [videorecording DVD]
ISBN:
9781531713645
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (approximately 110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
DVD format ; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen presentation.

"SDH (subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) are a function of the disc and serve the same purpose as closed-captions"--Container.

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.
Abstract:
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 awakening of President Harry Truman, who desegregated federal offices and the military two years later.
Reading Level:
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).
Added Uniform Title:
American experience (Television program). Selections.