The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 Screening

February 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
@ 8:45 pm

The ACLU of Oregon’s Resistance Book Club presents a 35mm print of THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975.

A treasure trove of intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews with many of the leaders of the Black Power Movement including Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge Cleaver, languished in the basement of Swedish Television for 30 years. Director Göran Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover bring this 16 mm footage to light in a mosaic of images, music, and narration chronicling the evolution one of our nation’s most indelible turning points, the Black Power movement. Music by Questlove and Om’Mas Keith, and commentary from Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles give the historical footage a fresh, contemporary resonance and makes the film an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.

A post screening talkback exploring the Black Power movement, the influence of movements on political resistance in today’s world, and Angela Davis’ enduring legacy.

Join the talkback discussion by reading selected excerpts, including work by Angela Davis and other writers, that explores criminal justice policy and racism, among other topics.

Resistance Book Club Syllabus
Topic 1: Power, Privilege, and Oppression

Topic 2: Anti-Blackness

Topic 3: Policing, Criminal Legal Reform, and Prison Abolition