Black History: Then and Now, a Gallery Walk with Roz Payne
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January 19-February 11 In celebration of Black History Month, Burlington College presents “Black History: Then and Now”, an exhibit of the work of activist/photographer/filmmaker/human rights advocate Roz Payne. The show features Payne’s photographs and memorabilia from her days at NewsReel, the group of independent filmmakers, photographers, and media workers she founded in 1967, one year before the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., in a basement on the Lower East Side of New York. NewsReel members shared their resources, skills, and equipment as a collective to produce films relevant to the socio-political climate of the times. These individuals documented demonstrations and acts of resistance, and came away with film footage and photos rarely seen on broadcast news. Payne’s documentary What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party, is a product of this initiative. The show features many of the images Payne captured through her association with the Black Panthers. Vido produced by Dan Higgins