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James Baldwin on Black Economic Empowerment


Author and civil rights activist James Baldwin goes back to his Deep South roots 25 years after the civil rights movement ended to see what has changed. He finds out the US government was keen to suppport voter registration activities but not black economic empowerment. Contains shocking scenes of black activists being abused while staging a sit-in at a white- only restaurant. VIDEO

This 90 minute film, Heard it Through the Grapevine will be shown at Londons British Film Institute www.bfi.org on Sat 19 March 2011 2pm. See also Civil rights Training : what the N word really meant