Shot in black and white in 1964, Nothing But a Man is a simple, poignant film that tells the tale of one man’s struggle to break the chains that threaten to bind him to a life of drink, servitude, and irresponsibility. Set in the segregated
My mother wore a wig for all 47 years of her life in England. I still for the life of me can’t understand why. Why at twenty-one years old she would suddenly decide to hide her own natural hair and start wearing any one of a dozen Winnie Mandela-style curly afro wigs in public?
Black-gloved fists raised aloft, on a sweltering hot night in Mexico City, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos propelled themselves into history.
Every roll, dimple, and scar…is a marker of my life…wonderful nights with my lover, late night ice cream parties with my friends, and the birth of my children. — Edeyemi, daughter of Oshun, 52, Executive Assistant – African American
Dutchman (1966) is the 55 mins film of Armri Baraka’s shocking one-act play first presented at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in March, 1964. Actors: Shirley Knight, Al Freeman Jr., Frank Lieberman, Robert Calvert, Howard Bennett. Director: Anthony Harvey.
In 1955, he became the first African-American male dancer to become a permanent member of a major ballet company, in his case, the School of American Ballet. In 1969, Arthur Mitchell co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem.