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- A Still from "Black Music in America" by Hugh Robertson.
Selected films explore the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s; the roots of Jazz, blues, rock, and other musical traditions — now considered quintessentially American; and a personal portrait of a Black militant leader. That final film, “The Negro and the American Promise,” documents a famous 1963 interview with Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and James Baldwin. It is essential viewing.
“The Spirit of Protest in Black America” runs through Friday, Feb. 19, and can be viewed for free online at vsw.org.
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