May 20, 2024 8:42 pm

Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power - Clip
Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power - Clip

Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power – Clip


 
Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power – Clip
In the mid-1960s, Lowndes County, Alabama had zero registered Black voters despite an 80% Black population. Through first person accounts and searing archival footage, this documentary chronicles the citizens’ movement and young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers led by Stokely Carmichael who risked their lives for Black voting rights.
Directed by: Sam Pollard, Geeta Gandbhir
Starring: Stokely Carmichael, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker

Read More In the mid-1960s, Lowndes County, Alabama had zero registered Black voters despite an 80% Black population. Through first person accounts and searing archival footage, this documentary chronicles the citizens’ movement and young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers led by Stokely Carmichael who risked their lives for Black voting rights.