Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - Union Chapel, Oak Bluffs
Discussion to follow with series host, MVFF board member, and professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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WITH HENRY LOUIS GATES JR. BEFOREHAND
Dirs. Leslie Asako Gladsjo, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Sabin Streeter, and Leah Williams l Documentary | U.S.A. | 2016 | 60 min.
Join us for a one-of-a-kind evening with author and scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. as he takes us behind the scenes on his newest project, a documentary series examining the last five decades of African-American history. With interviews of Oprah Winfrey, Cornel West, and over 20 other prominent black Americans, Gates integrates his commentaries about pivotal events and cultural trends that have shaped black history in the last 50 years. He delves into the significance of the Watts riots of 1965, the evolution of hip-hop, Rodney King, Michael Jackson, Hurricane Katrina, and Black Lives Matter, to name a few.
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