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Hamilton College F.I.L.M. Series: Excerpts from NET’s show Black Journal (1968-1971)

Sunday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m.
Hamilton College – Bradford Auditorium, Kirner-Johnson Building

Hamilton Professor Celeste Day Moore presents excerpts from National Entertainment Television’s show Black Journal (1968-1971)

In the wake of the unrest that spread across the United States following the murder of Martin Luther King, the Kirner Commission was formed to examine, among other things, the relationship of the American mass media to African America. Among the results was NET’s Black Journal, the first network television news program to focus on African-American and pan-African life and culture.

William Greaves co-hosted the show with Lou House/Wali Sadiq and was soon its executive producer. Black Journal won an Emmy in its first year as a result of its innovative programming and Greaves mentored many young filmmakers.

Moore, a historian of African-American culture and media and Black internationalism, will provide a context for a selection of episodes from Black Journal.

The F.I.L.M. Series welcomes members of the public who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All visitors must wear masks. In accordance with Hamilton College’s policy, unvaccinated visitors, including children, are not permitted at this time. Thank you for your consideration.

Coming up:
Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m.: Media artist John Knecht presents selected films and electronic paintings

 

 

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