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Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights 

When: Sat., July 12, 3 & 7 p.m. 2014
If we were having a discussion about the history of the Civil Rights Movement and I said “Martin” or “Malcolm” you’d know exactly who I was talking about. But if I mentioned “Angela” or “Kathleen” or “Nikki” you might shake your head — and if you’re not a fan of rap music even “Assata” might not ring a bell. The documentary Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights explores the role that black women activists played in the civil rights movement and the Black Power movement. Reflections demonstrates how black women organized, raised their voices and fought for their own place at the table when the 1960s rolled into the 1970s and they found themselves caught between male-dominated African-American political groups like the Black Panther Party and white middle-class second-wave feminism. The film, screening tonight at Watkins College of Art, Design and Film as part of the HerStory Institute series, shows how sexism and classism affected women of color both inside and outside of the Black Power movement and the feminist mainstream. JOE NOLAN

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