Africana Library Film Series: Movin’ On Up – The Music & Message of Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions

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AT LIFELONG, (free) Description: Throughout the ’60s the Impressions helped provide a soundtrack for the civil rights movement with such classic songs as ‘People Get Ready’, ‘Meeting Over Yonder’, ‘Choice of Colors’ and ‘We’re a Winner.’ Later as a solo artist Curtis further defined an era with his ’70s masterpiece, Superfly. This two-hour documentary tells […]

Kitchen Theatre: The Royale

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AT LIFELONG ($10) Description: Play read through: It’s the height of the Jim Crow era and Jay “The Sport” Jackson is fighting to be the first African American heavyweight world champion. Join the crowd ringside as he bobs and weaves his way through a segregated country, trying to stay on his feet. Inspired by the […]

Africana Library Film Series: Agents of Change

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AT LIFELONG (free) Description: From the well-publicized events at San Francisco State in 1968 to the image of black students with guns emerging from the takeover of the student union at Cornell University in April 1969, the struggle for a more relevant and meaningful education became a clarion call across the country in the late […]

Africana Library Film: Paris Noir African Americans

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AT LIFELONG (FREE) Description: Documentary about the migration of pioneering African Americans to France and the impact both cultures had on each other. Through the use of rare photographs and stock footage, period music, and commentary by leading experts, it weaves stories and themes from World War I, the Jazz Age of the 1920s up […]