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VIDEO REFERENCE GUIDE


The Video Reference Guide identifies major segments of the film and indicates the timing of each. The guide is designed to help teachers identify specific topics or subject matter and find those that are of particular interest.

Segment Subject Starts at:
Hour/min*
1 Introduction/Overview
(historical background/major accomplishments/issues and controversies)
01:00
2 Personal Background
(Family/education/early influences/
race/community/UCLA/Harvard/"Talented Tenth")
01:08
3 Howard University Years
(teacher/scholar/activist/marriage/Depression/New Deal/"Young Turks"/National Negro Congress)
01:18
4 Harvard/Europe/Africa
(award/field research on colonialism/Ph.D. thesis/return to Howard)
01:25
5 Ethiopian Conquest
(Mussolini/imperialism/colonialism/League of Nations/
A World View of Race)
01:28
6 Fascist Threat
(Rise of Hitler/African American perspective/
Communism/resignation from National Negro Congress)
01:33
7 World War II
(Blitzgreig/OSS/Pearl Harbor/US Government Service/the "insider" controversy)
01:37
8 Founding of the UN
(Allied Victory/post-war planning/drafting UN Charter/self-determination and future of colonies)
01:41
9 UN Trusteeship
(Director of Trusteeship/transition to independence/non-self-governing territories/controversy with Du Bois, etc./India becomes independent)
01:49
10 Palestine and the UN
(British Mandate/struggle for independence/conflict between Arabs and Jews/UNSCOP/Partition vs. Federation)
01:53
11 Partition of Palestine
(UN votes for partition/State of Israel declared/Israeli-Arab War/Bernadotte killed/Bunche named acting mediator)
02:00
12 Armistice Negotiations
(Rhodes talks/conflict negotiation technique/triumphant return to NY)
02:07
13 The Nobel Peace Prize
(Honors/family man/Father of the Year)
02:16
14 Loyalty Board Hearings
(Accusations/McCarthy/Bunche cleared/Cold War/appointed Under-Secretary General)
02:19
15 1956 Suez Crisis
(Nasser/Pearson/UNEF/Peacekeeping techniques/
UN troubleshooter)
02:27
16 Independence Movement
(Africa/decolonization/Ghana independence ceremonies)
02:31
17 Congo Crisis
(Independence/rebellion/Lumumba killed/Hammarskjold death/worldwide reaction/success or failure of UN policy)
02:38
18 Civil Rights
(March on Washington/Selma-to-Montgomery/Civil Rights Act/pressure on US)
02:46
19 Summary/Review
(Commentary on life & legacy/leadership/Bunche statement)
02:50

* Timing is approximate

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