Monday, October 21, 2013

Black Power Mixtape at New Cross Learning

As part of its Black History Month programme, New Cross Learning (283 New Cross Road) is putting on a free showing of the film 'Black Power Mix Tape' on Wednesday 23 October, 7 pm. The film, made by Goran Olsson, is a compilation of amazing footage of the Black Panther Party and other radical activists in the period 1967 to 1975. It features Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale and many others. 

Incidentally I remember going to a meeting back in October 1992 in Brixton Recreation Centre with about 2,000 people turning out to listen to Bobby Seale, one of the founders of the US Black Panther Party. The meeting was organised by Panther UK, a group set up I believe by people connected to Militant (now the Socialist Party). I think it split the following year, so no doubt the Brixton meeting was its highest point - a lot of people were turned away because they couldn't fit any more in.

1 comment:

Nathan Kidd said...

It's also worth mentioning that we have a small exhibition of original and incredibly rare Black Panther Newspapers from 1969-1971. Definitely worth seeing