Black History Month Film-Festival

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February 10th, 2012

UMOJA  and the African American Studies Program Present… “Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” .
Tuesday, February 28,2012
6-9 pm
Howard Thurman Center, 775 Commonwealth Ave ( Lower Level) Boston

“Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975” mob…ilizes a treasure trove of 16mm material shot by Swedish filmmakers, after languishing in a basement of a TV station for 30 years, into an irresistible mosaic of images, music, and narration chronicling the evolution of one of our nation’s most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement.

Featuring candid interviews with the movement’s most explosive revolutionary minds, most of them young people, the film also includes commentary by Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Elaine Brown, Talib Kweli, John Forte, and Melvin Van Peebles, which gives the historical footage a fresh sound and an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.

After the film screening,  JoNina Abron-Ervin ( former Black Panther and author of  “Driven by the Movement, Western Michigan University), Ruha Benjamin ( Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Boston University), Phillipe Copeland ( Clinical Social Worker and award winning blogger, Simmons College), Walter Earl Fluker ( Martin Luther King Professor of Ethical Leadership, Boston University), and Joycelyn Wilson ( Educational Anthropologist and Hip-Hop Archive Fellow, Harvard University) will kick-off a lively discussion centered on the role of young people in social transformation. ARRIVE EARLY FOR SEATS! We will start the film PROMPTLY at 6pm.

More about Speakers

Ruha Benjamin click here

Phillipe Copeland click here

Walter Fluker click here

Joycelyn Wilson click here