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IWW Film night to screen Black Power Mixtape on March 15

March 9, 2012

The Grand Rapids branch of the IWW, along with Occupy GR and The Bloom Collective are hosting the first public screening of the recently released film Black Power Mixtape 1967 – 1975.

During the rise of the Black Power Movement in the ’60’s and ’70s, Swedish Television journalists documented the unfolding cultural revolution for their audience back home, having been granted unprecedented access to prominent leaders such as Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, and Black Panther Party founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.

Now, after more than 30 years in storage, this rarely seen footage spanning nearly a decade of Black Power is finally available, as seen in a light completely different from the narrative of the American media at the time. The film is a mix of archival footage with contemporary reflections on the significance of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense and other Black Power groups.

There will be a discussion following the film.

Black Power Mixtape

Thursday, March 15

7:00PM

IATSE Labor Hall

931 Bridge St. NW in Grand Rapids

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