Duke Ellington...And More Stories to Celebrate Great Figures in African American History
- Rated NR
- Genre: Special Interest-Documentary
- Release Date: 1/11/2011
DUKE ELLINGTON (Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney illustrated by Bran Pinkney narrated by Forest Whitaker) a most fitting tribute to a great man who proudly celebrated the history of African-Americans from slavery to civil rights struggles ELLINGTON WAS NOT A STREET (Written by Ntozake Shange illustrated by Kadir Nelson narrated by Phylicia Rashad) a poetic tribute about growing up amidst many of the great figures in African American History ELLA FITZGERALD: THE TALE OF VOCAL VIRTUOSA (Written by Andrea Davis Pinkney illustrated by Brian Pinkney narrated by Billy Dee Williams) the dramatic story of how Ella got her sound on the way to a most remarkable and inspiring career. JOHN HENRY (Written by Julius Lester illustrated by Brian Pinkney narrated by Samuel L. Jackson) Based on the famous African-American folk ballad this story tells of the legendary contest between a spirited man with a hammer and a steam drill. DVD Features: 4 Stories on One DVD Plus: Read-Along.