July 19, 2024

Movies with Sam Pollard

LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER

The passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 represented not the culmination of the Civil Rights Movement, but the beginning of a new, crucial chapter. Nowhere was this next battle better epitomized than in Lowndes County, Alabama, a rural, impoverished county with a vicious history of racist … [Read more...]

TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’

In June 1964 hundreds of college students traveled to Mississippi for Freedom Summer. That same month, two groups of obsessed blues fans—from different coasts and unknown to each other—traveled to Mississippi to find two blues musicians and coax them out of retirement. Thirty years earlier, Son … [Read more...]