FREE Film Screening: Soundtrack for a Revolution

This event is a part of the March on Washington Film Festival. Tickets to the screening are FREE. However, you MUST RSVP via EVENTBRITE.

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7264270629/es2/?rank=7

Event Details
Jeanine Liburd of BET and the Ford Foundation host a special screening of Soundtrack for a Revolution at the BET headquarters.

The story of the American civil rights movement through its powerful music -the freedom songs protesters sang on picket lines, in mass meetings, in paddy wagons, and in jail cells as they fought for justice and equality. The film features new performances of the freedom songs by top artists, including John Legend, Joss Stone, Wyclef Jean, and The Roots; riveting archival footage; and interviews with civil rights foot soldiers and leaders, including Congressman John Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Julian Bond, and Ambassador Andrew Young. The freedom songs evolved from slave chants, from the labor movement, and especially from the black church. The music enabled blacks to sing words they could not say, and it was crucial in helping the protesters as they faced down brutal aggression with dignity and non-violence. The infectious energy of the songs swept people up and empowered them to fight for their rights.

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  • Melody

    Great Event!

    July 13, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    3 stars?

    July 12, 2013

    • Stephanie

      I am not sure why that's showing that way....I don't know who else rated but I would certainly give this event 5 stars.

      July 12, 2013

  • Melody

    If anyone else is interested in attending please let me know, I now have an extra ticket---courtesy of Tiwana. Thanks again,Tiwana and...enjoy the other film.

    July 11, 2013

  • rich

    I had no ideal so many blk ppl are into film ESP pro blk film, lets make movies that show us shining

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Tiwana

    Won't be in DC in time. I am trying to attend the 7:30 pm Meetup at the Kennedy Center, if I can make it. If not, I will update that RSVP as well. Still hope to see some of you folks!

    July 11, 2013

  • Stephanie

    Good afternoon everyone. Looking forward to seeing you all this evening. I plan to reach the venue between 5:45 and 6. I'm wearing a black and white floral print dress today. I have one additional ticket for anyone who is still interested. Please inbox me and I will add your name to the list. I can be reached at[masked]-3031. See you soon.

    2 · July 11, 2013

    • Alqamar M.

      Hi Stephanie I'd like that extra ticket if you still have it available please....I just gave you a call from the 1642#, thanks!

      July 11, 2013

  • Cecile

    on waitlist - hopefully will attend

    July 7, 2013

    • LeaTrice D.

      I have an extra ticket my friend backed out at the last minutes

      July 10, 2013

    • Melody

      Leatrice, do you still have an extra ticket?

      July 11, 2013

  • Tiwana

    I also have an extra ticket. If anyone is interested, just let me know your first and last name and I will send it in along with mines.

    July 11, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    Already saw it. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did if not more.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Tasha P

    I plan on attending.

    July 5, 2013

  • Aleta A.

    Sound Track for a Revolution! Is it by Gil Scott Heron:-) Can't wait to find out! See you there! Aleta. Anderson/All Media Linked

    1 · July 5, 2013

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