*Film Screening: Blacks, Blues, Blacks!

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The San Francisco History Center presents a screening of Dr. Maya Angelou’s 1968 series, Blacks, Blues, Black! which examines the influence of African American culture on modern American society.

Shown will be of episode 9 of a 10-part KQED series. The episode includes scenes of Dr. Angelou in the studio reflecting on "violence in the black American world." Dr. Angelou screens still and moving images of violence committed by and against African Americans in the 20th century throughout this episode and also part of a speech by Stokely Carmichael at a Black Panther rally in Oakland. This episode was written and produced by Dr. Maya Angelou and directed by Robert Hagopian.

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October is American Archives Month. The 10-part KQED series Blacks, Blues, Black! was preserved by San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive. Stream the other 9 episodes for free. 

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