This 19-minute documentary describes the research that W.E.B. Du Bois did in Philadelphia's old Seventh Ward in the 1890s for his classic book, The Philadelphia Negro.
Filmed and edited primarily by high school and college students at the University of Pennsylvania and Haverford College, this documentary was created as part of Mapping the Du Bois Philadelphia Negro (http://www.mappingdubois.org).
The opening sequence of "A Midwife's Tale," a Blueberry Hill Productions film, based on the book by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. The film opened the 10th season of the PBS series "American Experience," and won a prime time Emmy for Outstanding Non-fiction. In this segment, we see historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich working with the diary of 18th century midwife Martha Ballard, beginning to piece together her life and her world.