- Rated: Not Rated
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 50 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: December 16, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: A&E Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Dolby Digital 2.0 - English
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Selection
- Interactive Menu
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Hosted by Barack Obama, this special entry in the Biography series showcases the lives and work of five African Americans who changed the course of the civil rights movement: Thurgood Marshall, Muhammed Ali, Marian Anderson, Jesse Owens, and Shirley Chisholm. Each profile illuminates its remarkable subject through in-depth interviews, archival photos and footage, and insight from friends, colleagues, and family members.
Description by New Video Group:
Their profiles range across a broad spectrum of history and showcase achievements in disciplines as diverse as politics, sports, and the arts, yet they are united by one thing: their personal journeys and invaluable accomplishments helped shape our modern nation.
Hosted by Barack Obama, CRUCIBLES OF COURAGE explores the stories of five African Americans whose lives and work changed the world forever. The dramatic stories of Thurgood Marshall, Muhammad Ali, Marian Anderson, Jesse Owens, and Shirley Chisholm are animated through intimate interviews, rare archival materials, and fascinating vintage footage, collectively documenting the prejudices and difficulties they had to overcome in order to achieve their goals and illuminating why their efforts remain inspirations to all.
Stirring and uplifting, this special BIOGRAPHY® presentation reflects on the lives of some of the most important figures of the 20th century.