LIVING KING'S LEGACY
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I Am Somebody (1970)
Directed by Madeline Anderson with lecture by the filmmaker
Friday - January 18 - 4:00 p.m.
In 1969, filmmaker Madeline Anderson documented the story of 400 poorly paid black American hospital workers in Charleston, South Carolina who went on strike and demanded a fair wage increase, only to find themselves in a confrontation with the state government and National Guard. Supported by such notable figures as Andrew Young and Coretta Scott King, the women moved forward under the guidance of a New York-based union, and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. The film will be followed by a lecture from Madeline Anderson. (16mm. 28 min. Not Rated.)
Madeline Anderson is a filmmaker, film editor, and film producer. She is the director of the documentaries Integration Report (1960), I Am Somebody (1969), and A Tribute to Malcolm X (1969) among numerous other films. With the making of I Am Somebody, Anderson became the first American-born black woman, in a film industry union, to make a half-hour documentary film. She served as an in-house film editor at NET (now WNET) and was a member of the original staff at Black Journal. Anderson has also created many films for children, for both the Children's Television Workshop and Infinity Factory. She has taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of the Arts and was one of the pioneers of WHMM, Howard University's public television station. Awards and honors include the Indie Award from the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (a lifelong achievement award for contributions to the arts of film and television). She was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in 1992.
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Directed by Tim Reid
Saturday - January 19 - 3:00 p.m.
In a tightly connected black community in Mississippi in the 1940s, people live and depend on each other and roots run deep. One American family must come to terms with the risks it is willing to take to fight racism in the segregated South. The film is an adaptation of Clifton L. Taulbert's autobiography in which a young Taulbert recounts his life, beginning with his birth in a cotton field in 1946. In the moments before the American civil rights movement, the narrator shares an epic American saga of struggle, strength, and destiny. Special thanks to BET Entertainment. (HD Cam. 115 min. Rated PG.)
Directed by Clark Johnson
Saturday - January 19 - 9:30 p.m.
In 1955, Rosa Parks dared to take an empty seat in the "Whites Only" section on a city bus in Montgomery, AL. Her single act sparked one of the first major battles in the civil rights movement. Naming Dr. King its president, the Montgomery Improvement Association successfully brought the black community together in one of the first major organized, grass-roots battles against segregation and racism in the 1950s. Boycott dramatizes the events of the Montgomery bus boycott, weaving vintage newsreel footage with scenes depicting the public and private dramas involved in the protests. Special thanks to HBO Films. (HD Cam. 118 min. Rated PG.)
This series is part of the 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration at Indiana University. Sponsors include the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs; Black Film Center/Archive; Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center; and IU Cinema. Screenings are free, but ticketed.