Tag Archives: Civil Rights Movement

I Am Not Your Negro (directed by Raoul Peck). 2016.

With voiceover by Samuel L. Jackson. The movie opens with an interview on the Dick Cavett show in 1968 which was a period in American television that Johnny Carson, talk show host of the Tonight Show, reigned supreme.  Dick Cavett … Continue reading

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Selma (dir. Ava DuVernay) 2014

With David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tim Roth, Tom Wilkinson. Selma focuses on the actions surrounding the 1965 March from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, actions that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act.  Until then, the right to vote had been denied to … Continue reading

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