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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Birthright (1938)
























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An idealistic young man attempts to establish a school in a rural location, but encounters opposition from both the black and white communities. Micheaux himself was a former homesteader, and strongly believed that African Americans should establish rural communities rather than follow the urban migration. But it's hard to resist the allure of the city when Micheaux allows energetic singers and dancers to take the nightclub stage for extended musical numbers. Birthright is a remake of Micheaux's 1924 film of the same title. The earlier version is entirely lost. 

For Us The Living: The Medgar Evans Story (1983)





























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Starring Howard E. Rollins, Jr. (A Soldier's Story) as civil right activist Medgar Evers and Irene Cara (Aaron Love Angela) as his wife Myrlie, For Us The Living: The Medgar Evers Story traces the life of the former insurance salesman turned field secretary for the NAACP, who was instrumental in organizing boycotts against discriminating southern white merchants and the desegregation of the University of Mississippi. Howard E. Rollins, Jr.’s riveting performance as Evers makes all the more poignant his struggles and triumphs, and the battle for equality that would shockingly end with his assassination at the hand of white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith. 

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