Film at the Capitol Theatre Looks at the Black Power Movement of the 60s and 70s

Tue 5/8 @ 6:30PM

The final film in the series of racial equity films put together by the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, screening at the Capitol Theatre, takes a look at the history of the Black Power movement.

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 is a 2011 documentary made by Swedish journalists, featuring historical footage with commentary by and interviews with key figures from the movement, divided into one sections, one for each year it covers. It follows such influential movement figures as Stokely Carmichael, Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seale, Louis Farrakhan, Eldridge Cleaver and Angela Davis, with Davis offering her contemporary of history. It also features music from the era which was a significant part of the politics of that time.

It’s a $5 suggested donation. Following the film, there will be a free gathering in the upstairs meeting room at XYZ the Tavern across the street from the theater with food and a cash bar.


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