The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Yes, used once in its historical context by Angela Davis in reference to Theophilus Eugene “Bull” Connor, who was a Ku Klux Klan member and the Commissioner of Public Safety for Birmingham, Alabama [view it here]…
This is a very informative documentary that gives more details on the personal lives as well as substantive social and political commentary directly from individuals such as Stokely Carmichael, Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, and other prominent people in the movement who were targeted for destruction by the government and law enforcement because of their belief in justice and fairness. There’s also the common sense “ Bookstore Rap ” as told by Lewis Michaux: “Black is beautiful, but black isn’t power. Knowledge is power. For you can be black as a crow, you can be white as snow, and if you don’t know and ain’t got no dough, you can’t go and that’s for sure!” We highly recommend catching this documentary, which is playing at the IFC Center in New York City but will also be available on DVD soon and can be pre-ordered through Amazon. And, as already noted, the n-word is used in reference to its historical context and not needlessly, recklessly, and excessively tossed around as documented in recent Snapshots of film and theatre done by BN-W. Read this 4-star review of the documentary by Kam Williams: Black Power Mixtape.
Danny Glover, Co-Producer
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