If you missed it… Links are below to the full movies
- Watch: Freedom or Death – 15mins
The Louisiana Slave Revolt of 1811, also known as: The German Coast
Uprising: In January 1811, five hundred slaves of south Louisiana rose
in active rebellion against their masters in the largest slave revolt in
- Watch: Own The Change – 30mins
Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time
A short, practical guide for those considering worker owned
cooperatives, made by GRITtv & TESA, the Toolbox for Education and
Social Action. Featuring conversations with worker-owners from Union
Cab; Ginger Moon; Arizmendi Bakery, Anti-Oppression Resource and
Watch – The Haitian Revolution – Documentary – 1hr
A successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection that took place in the former French colony of Saint-Domingue lasted from 1791 until 1804. It affected the institution of slavery throughout the Americas. Self-liberated slaves destroyed slavery at home, fought to preserve their freedom, and with the collaboration of mulattoes, founded the sovereign state of Haiti. It led to the greatest slave uprising since Spartacus’s unsuccessful revolt against the Roman Republic nearly 1,900 years prior.
The Haitian Revolution was the only slave uprising that led to the founding of a state free from slavery and ruled by non-whites and former captives.
March 21st – Double Feature
- Fred Hampton Documentary – 50mins Fredrick Allen Hampton (August 30, 1948 – December 4, 1969) was a black activist and revolutionary socialist. He came to prominence in Chicago as chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP), and deputy chairman of the national BPP. In this capacity, he founded the Rainbow Coalition, a prominent multicultural political organization that initially included the Black Panthers, Young Patriots, and the Young Lords, and an alliance among major Chicago street gangs to help them end infighting and work for social change. Context on Fred Hampton: 3mins: https://youtu.be/OpnJv_89G1M
2. The Young Lords Palante Siempre Palante – 45mins
They were leaders of the Young Lords Party, the militant Puerto Rican civil rights organization based in New York. Today, many are notable mainstream journalists, including Juan Gonzalez, Felipe Luciano and Pablo Guzman. Iris Morales makes history come alive as veterans of the movement recall their fight for equality, jobs, health care, and education. Context on Young Lords 6mins: https://youtu.be/Anf9kfSe9xc
Mississippi’s War: Slavery and Secession – 1hr
State’s Rights vs Slavery? What was the motivating factor that lead to the conflict? Examine the reasons behind Mississippi’s decision to secede from the United States, and the ramifications that action had on its citizens.
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