Hollywood & History: The Black Radical Tradition

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
7-9 PM
South Tower, 17th Floor Sulzberger Tower

The black radical tradition in the United States has captured the imaginations of filmmakers in recent years.  Films like The Black Power Mixtape, What Happened Miss Simone?, Black Panther: Vanguard of the Revolution among others, all speak to the inspiration of the black radical tradition for contemporary creatives.  The biggest hit of this crop of historical films has been Ava Duvernay’s Selma. Taking Selma as our springboard, this second installation of the annual Hollywood and History open discussion series will consider the pasts and present of black radicalism in the United States, and what historians and the big screen may have to say to each other on these topics. Join us! You bring a friend!  We provide the refreshments!