On Martin Luther King Jr. Working day, Visual Research Workshop released its spring film sequence, “The Spirit of Protest in Black Tradition.” Local media artist and activist Rashaad Parker has curated a collection from the VSW archive that provides a look at of the Black working experience in an The us defined by the Black innovative drive that, as Parker writes in his curatorial assertion, “set the standard in the arts.”
Picked movies explore the Harlem Renaissance of the nineteen twenties the roots of Jazz, blues, rock, and other musical traditions — now deemed quintessentially American and a own portrait of a Black militant chief. That closing film, “The Negro and the American Assure,” documents a renowned 1963 job interview with Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and James Baldwin. It is vital viewing.
“The Spirit of Protest in Black America” runs through Friday, Feb. 19, and can be considered for cost-free on the web at vsw.org.
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