Center's Program on Black Freedom Struggle Begins With Screening of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

The Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies partners with the Philosophy Club to screen the acclaimed 2011-released film The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975. It will take place in I.G. Greer Hall, Room 119, on Thursday, October 4, at 7:00 pm. The film by Goeran Olsson evolves around 16mm film material shot by a team of Swedish journalists during a late 1960s visit to the U.S. to document the Black Freedom movement as well as the ongoing mostly urban revolts. It includes almost insightful interviews with key figures in SNCC, the Black Panther Party and activists close to them, including Stokeley Carmichael, Bobby Seale, and Angela Davis.

The film screening opens the Center's program on the Black Freedom Struggle during this anniversary year and is part of the accompanying events for the traveling exhibit "Revolutionary Grain: Celebrating the Spirit of the Black Panther Party in Portraits and Stories" by photographer Suzun Lucia Lamaina. The events' co-sponsors include Belk Library and Information Commons, the Africana Studies Program, the Office of Multicultural Student Development, the Black Student Association, the Office of International Education and Development, the Humanities Council, the Chief Diversity Office and the Office of the Chancellor, and the departments of Anthropology, Culture, Gender and Global Studies, English, Government & Justice Studies, History, Philosophy and Religion, and Sociology.

For more information, please contact Prof. Rick Elmore at elmorerl@appstate.edu or the Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies at 828.262.2311 or holocaust@appstate.edu.