Blacks, Blues, Black! Episode 9: Violence | KQED Arts

submitted by KQED Arts on 02/18/17 1

Episode 9 of a 10-part TV series made by Dr. Maya Angelou for KQED in 1968 called Blacks, Blues, Black!, which examines the influence of African American culture on modern American society. Includes scenes of Dr. Angelou in the studio reflecting on "violence in the black American world." She declares that: "I dedicate this program to the memory of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Denmark Vesey ... to Dr. DuBois ... to the men and women who are nameless ... whose blood, whose agony we inherit." Also features views of Dr. Angelou touring the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles with Mary Jane Hewitt, looking for evidence of "gains" and positive developments since the 1965 social uprising there, which she states: "represented a people, a race fighting for survival." Dr. Angelou screens still and moving images of violence committed by and against African Americans in the Twentieth Century throughout this episode and also part of a speech by Stokely Carmichael at a Black Panther rally in Oakland. This episode was written and produced by Dr. Maya Angelou and directed by Robert Hagopian. Hit that SUBSCRIBE button! www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=kqedart Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/kqedarts Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/KQEDarts

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