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Title The Bicycle Corps [electronic resource] : America's black army on wheels / written & produced by Gus Chambers ; Montana PBS ; Broadcast Media Center, University of Montana.

Imprint [Arlington, Va.] : PBS, 2007.


Note Downloadable video file.
Title from title screen (viewed Mar. 27, 2008).
Originally produced for PBS.
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Credits Camera, Ray Ekness ... [et al.] ; music, Nancy Cooper ... [et al.].
Performer Narrator: James Woodill.
Summary This program tells the story of the 25th Infantry's bicycle trip from Missoula, Montana, to St. Louis, Missouri in 1897. The African American infantry took the trip to test a theory that the bicycle would replace the horse in transporting men for the army. With archival film, photographs and interviews with historians, the program also examines the life of the African American soldier at the turn of the century, in particular First Sergeant Mingo Sanders, the main motivator of the enlisted men.
Audience Age group: NR.
Form Also available as VHS; previously issued as PBS Video XICODX1.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: OverDrive Media Console (file size: 297158KB).
Subject United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 25th. Bicycle Corps.
United States. Army -- African American troops -- History -- 19th century.
Military cycling -- History.
African Americans -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Documentary -- Television.
Added Author Chambers, Gus.
Woodill, James.
University of Montana--Missoula. Broadcast Media Center.
PBS Home Video.
OverDrive, Inc.
Added Title America's black army on wheels
Other Form: Original (OCoLC)57052810
ISBN 0793693020 (downloadable video : OverDrive Video)
9780793693023 (downloadable video : OverDrive Video)

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