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  1. Black History Month? There's an App for That!

    February 17, 2012

    Shukree Tilghman, the director of the Independent Lens film More Than a Month, speaks with Hari Sreenivasen from PBS NewsHour about the iPhone app, called More Than a Mapp, which his team has developed to crowdsource and showcase important African American historical sites.  Much like the apps that help you find a nearby cup of coffee or ATM, the More Than A

  2. If Angela Davis Had Twitter, Way Back When...

    February 8, 2012

    Dr. Angela Davis reflects on how social media may have aided her activist pursuits in the 1960s. She is featured in The Black Power Mixtape, which airs this Thursday on Independent Lens. The clip is part of a larger interview conducted by PBS NEWSHOUR’s Hari Sreenivasan and produced by ITVS. The documentary is the product of Swedish journalists, who came

  3. Dr. Angela Davis on Black Power and Occupy

    February 7, 2012

    Dr. Angela Davis is featured prominently in the documentary The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975, airing this week on Independent Lens. In this ITVS-produced segment, the icon and activist sat down with PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the state of activism from the Black Power Movement to Occupy Wall Street. The documentary is the product of

  4. Filmmaker Sharon La Cruise Discusses Daisy Bates Biopic with Hari Sreenivasan

    February 2, 2012

    The documentary Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock will air Thursday, February 2 on Independent Lens to kick off Black History Month. Recently, PBS NEWSHOUR's Hari Sreenivasan caught up with filmmaker Sharon La Cruise to discuss the project.The film examines the life of Daisy Bates — a complex, unconventional, and largely forgotten heroine of the

  5. Central High Hosts a Social Screening of Daisy Bates

    January 31, 2012

    On Friday, we're hosting a screening of the documentary Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock from Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. and will include the participation of filmmaker Sharon La Cruise. Moderated by PBS NewsHour's Hari Sreenivasan and featuring filmmaker Sharon La Cruise, the event will take place at this link on Friday,