The ACLU of Oregon’s Resistance Book Club presents a 35mm print of THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975. All proceeds from this screening will go to the ACLU of Oregon.
THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE is 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. This footage languished in the basement of Swedish Television for 30 years, until director Göran Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover brought it to light in a mosaic of images, music, and narration chronicling 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 make the film an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.
The ACLU of Oregon will present 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.
If you're interested in further supporting the work of the ACLU of Oregon, tickets are now on sale to the Liberty Dinner on March 9. The event is keynoted by Angela Davis.