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Duration:
7 minutes, 52 seconds

The Legendary Larry Doby explores the groundbreaking life and career of the first black player to play in the American League. Doby endured the prejudice of the Jim Crow era, first playing with the Negro National League’s Newark Eagles, and then breaking records with the Cleveland Indians in the American League. A Hall of Fame outfielder, Larry Doby strongly believed in using athletics to bring people together.  Please Note:  Footage in this video contains copyright restrictions, please contact the park for any inquiries regarding usage.

 
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Duration:
7 minutes, 15 seconds

Hinchliffe Stadium Memories tells the remarkable story of one of the last surviving Negro League stadiums. Located in Paterson, NJ, spectators witnessed midget car races, performances by Duke Ellington and Lou Costello, football games, boxing matches, high school graduations, and great baseball. Now a part of the National Park System, dedicated citizens are working to preserve its history and restore it to its former glory.  Please Note:  Footage in this video contains copyright restrictions, please contact the park for any inquiries regarding usage.

 
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Duration:
2 minutes, 50 seconds

Founding Father Alexander Hamilton envisioned that the country's first planned industrial city would be based near the region's iconic Great Falls of the Passaic River.  Hamilton’s vision was realized when the raceway system of tiered water channels were constructed.  Water from the Passaic River was diverted just above the Great Falls into these channels and provided power to nearby factories.  The industrial center attracted entrepreneurs, laborers and immigrants with diverse talents.  Please Note:  Footage in this video may contain copyright restrictions, please contact the park for any inquiries regarding usage.

 
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Duration:
4 minutes, 2 seconds

In September, 2012 the statue of Alexander Hamilton that overlooks the Great Falls received a much needed makeover. National Park Service preservationists from Gettysburg National Military Park (Monument Preservation Branch), bathed, waxed and buffed the statue to a shine befitting Paterson's Founding Father. This video captures the transformation. (Broadband HD will give you the best quality.)  Please Note:  Footage in this video contains copyright restrictions, please contact the park for any inquiries regarding usage.

 

The hip-hop song used in the video was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and is called "The Hamilton Mixtape," as performed at the White House Evening of Poetry, Music, and the Spoken Word on May 12, 2009; accompanied by Alex Lacamoire (Public Domain)



Last updated: October 3, 2017

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