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Film documents rise of Black Power Movement in U.S.

Monday, January 28, 2013

FREDERICK, Md.—A film documenting the rise of the Black Power Movement in the United States will be shown Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in Hodson Auditorium in Rosenstock Hall at Hood College to mark Black History Month.

Black Power Mixtape tells the story of the cultural revolution unfolding in the 1960s and 1970s as seen from a perspective different from that of the American media at the time. Shot by a group of Swedish television journalists who were granted access to renowned movement leaders such as Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael and Black Panthers founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale, the footage was discovered after more than 30 years in storage. The documentary, directed by Göran Olsson and produced by Danny Glover, also includes commentary from prominent African American artists and activists influenced by the struggle.

The event is co-sponsored by Hood's African American studies program and the Black Student Union.

For more information, contact Hoda Zaki, Ph.D., professor of political science, at zaki@hood.edu.