Recognized as the first Black woman to direct a televised documentary film, Madeline Anderson brings viewers to the front lines of the civil rights movement in these essential records of struggle and determination. Capturing a pivotal labor strike led by Black female hospital employees (I AM SOMEBODY), early desegregation efforts by Martin Luther King Jr. (INTEGRATION REPORT 1), and a rare interview with Malcolm X’s widow, Dr. Betty Shabazz (A TRIBUTE TO MALCOLM X), Anderson’s documentaries are a testament to the courage of the workers and activists at the heart of her films as well as to her own bravery, tenacity, and skill.
Directed by Madeline Anderson • 1960 • United States
Recognized as the first documentary ever directed by an African American woman, INTEGRATION REPORT 1 examines the struggle for Black equality in Alabama, Brooklyn, and Washington, DC, incorporating footage by documentary legends Albert Maysles...
Directed by Madeline Anderson • 1967 • United States
Directed by Madeline Anderson for the William Greaves–produced WNET television program “Black Journal,” A TRIBUTE TO MALCOLM X features a rare interview with the activist icon’s widow, Dr. Betty Shabazz, shortly after his 1965 assassination.
Directed by Madeline Anderson • 1970 • United States
Trailblazing documentarian Madeline Anderson brings viewers to the front lines of the fight for civil rights. In 1969, Black female hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina, went on strike for union recognition and a wage increase, only ...