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Black History Month Calendar of Events

Black History Month Calendar of Events
Through Wed., Feb. 6

Thursday, January 31

6:30-7:30 pm — My Soul Looks Back, Sumner Library, 611 Van White Mem. Blvd., Minneapolis

Celebrate Black History Month with songs, poetry and stories that give voice to the journeys and contributions of African Americans in American history. All ages welcome. This event is free; registration is requested. Continue Reading →

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Electric Ladyland DVD tells behind-the-scenes story of Jimi Hendrix




Jimi Hendrix was one of the most famous Black men of his day. Yet he didn’t have a Black following. He remains, decades later, the most singularly influential rock guitarist to ever walk the earth. That includes Charley Christian, Carl Perkins, Eric Clapton and everybody else. And that still barely registers with the Black public. Continue Reading →

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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975: Documentary recalls era of radical struggle



A film review

By Brittany Lewis

Contributing Writer


On Friday, February 24, the group Solidarity will host a free screening of the film The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. The social hour begins at 6 pm with the film showing at 7 pm. This is a free event. Presented as a group of Swedish filmmakers’ — as “outsiders” — observation of America from 1967-1975, this film tells a more nuanced story of Black radical struggle in the United States. Although this film does not aim to provide its viewers with a comprehensive history of the rise of the Black Power Movement, it does highlight the growing divide between two Americas — Black and White. Continue Reading →

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