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10 Must Watch Black Documentaries


Black history could never be covered in just one month. But we can learn something we never knew or just want to hear again. PBS’ Black Culture Connection has compiled a great list of the “10 Must Watch Black History Documentaries.” Many on the list we have screened here at the Museum. One particular film that made the list we will screen on February 23: “Black Power Mixtape” examines the evolution of the Black Power Movement in American society from 1967 to 1975. It features the found footage shot by a group of Swedish journalists (discovered some 30 years later) along with commentaries from leading contemporary African-American artists, activists, musicians and scholars.

The Black Power Mixtape

Our screening of the film will be followed by a dialogue with local DJs, music historians and film makers and include era and contemporary music as we explore and track the movement across several decades.

Join us Monday, February 23 at 6 pm for the screening of “Black Power Mixtape” followed by an in-depth dialogue. You can register online.

Here is the list of 10 Must Watch Black History Documentaries.

Take a look at the list. Which of the films have you seen? What impact did the film have on you?

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