Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power

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Oct 06, 2023

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About the film

The passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 represented not the culmination of the Civil Rights Movement, but the beginning of a new, crucial chapter. Nowhere was this next battle better epitomized than in Lowndes County, Alabama, a rural, impoverished county with a vicious history of racist terrorism. In a county that was 80 percent Black but had zero Black voters, laws were just paper without power. This isn’t a story of hope but of action. Through first person accounts and searing archival footage, LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER tells the story of the local movement and young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers who fought not just for voting rights, but for Black Power in Lowndes County.

Genre

Documentary

Runtime

1h 30m

Released

2022

Director

Geeta Gandbhir, Sam Pollard

Producer

Jessica Devaney, Anya Rous, Dema Paxton Fofang

Executive Producer

Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Fred Grinstein, Linzee Troubh

Crew

Henry Adebonojo, Viridiana Lieberman, Kathryn Bostic

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