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The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975

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The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 is an extraordinary window into the black freedom struggle in the United States, offering a treasure trove of fresh archival information about the Black Power movement from 1967 to 1975 and vivid portraits of some of its most dynamic participants, including Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael.

"This powerful book linked to the poignant film is a grand contribution to our understanding of contemporary America."
—Cornel West

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Overview


The Black Power Mixtape 1967–1975 is an extraordinary window into the black freedom struggle in the United States, offering a treasure trove of fresh archival information about the Black Power movement from 1967 to 1975 and vivid portraits of some of its most dynamic participants, including Angela Davis and Stokely Carmichael.

"This powerful book linked to the poignant film is a grand contribution to our understanding of contemporary America."
—Cornel West

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Library Journal
11/01/2013
Based on the 2011 documentary of the same name, this book collects transcripts from archival footage shot by Swedish journalists of Black Power movement leaders, interspersed with recent interviews with and about the same activists; it features new sections on Huey P. Newton and Shirley Chisholm that did not appear in the film.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608462964
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 808,002
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Danny Glover: Actor, producer and humanitarian Danny Glover has been a presence on screen and television for more than 25 years. As an actor, his film credits range from the Lethal Weapon franchise to smaller independent features, some of which Glover also produced, as he did The Black Power Mixtape film.

Göran Olsson: Born in Sweden in 1965, Göran Olsson studied film at university and art school in Stockholm and subsequently worked as a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer. The Black Power Mixtape is his third feature film.

Angela Davis: Angela Davis is an American political activist, scholar, and author. Davis was politically active during the late 1960s through the 1970s and was associated with the Communist Party USA, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Panther Party. Davis was a political prisoner and is now a world-renowned scholar and author of Are Prisons Obsolete?

Stokely Carmichel: Stokely Carmichel (1941-1998), later known as Kwame Ture, was a civil rights activist prominent in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committing (SNCC). Carmichel later coined the phrase "Black Power," publishing a book of the same name with Charles Hamilton in 1967.

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