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  • American Revolution II: Battle of Chicago

    American Revolution II: Battle of Chicago

    Part of the Global Perspectives on War and Peace Collection. This tape has two sections. Continue reading

  • L.A. Riots

    L.A. Riots

    Andrew Jones goes to Los Angeles in the aftermath of the riots of 1992. He speaks with many people about the racial issues that sparked this uprising–the feeling that blacks and Latinos had been systematically discriminated against in their own neighborhoods for years. The main complaint is that stores in their neighborhoods were owned by whites and Koreans and they were overcharged for all services and products. Much of the tension appears to be between the blacks/Latinos and the Korean shop owners. Another interesting feature of the tape is the discussion of the differing motives between rioters and looters and between the actions in different parts of the city. For example, in some areas, only specific businesses, those that were seen as longtime oppressors, were targeted. A man shows footage from his camcorder of the looting, and notes that all of the looters were white, and all were smiling. Clearly, the situation in Los Angeles was far from simple. This tape is a fascinating glimpse into the psychology of the time period. Continue reading

  • [Michael Mixxin Moor raw #1: at home]

    [Michael Mixxin Moor raw #1: at home]

    Tom Weinberg goes to Los Angeles to interview hip hop pioneer Michael Mixxin Moor. Audio levels are erratic. Much of the talk is concerned with the recent U.S. military intervention in Somalia. There are spots within the tape where the sounds cuts out almost completely. Continue reading

  • [Michael Mixxin Moor raw #2: at KCRW #1]

    [Michael Mixxin Moor raw #2: at KCRW #1]

    Raw tape with hip hop pioneer Michael Mixxin Moor at radio station KCRW for his show “The Militant Mastermixx.” Audio levels are erratic. Continue reading

  • [Michael Mixxin Moor raw #3: at KCRW #2]

    [Michael Mixxin Moor raw #3: at KCRW #2]

    Raw tape with hip hop pioneer Michael Mixxin Moor at radio station KCRW for his show “The Militant Mastermixx.” Continue reading

  • Murder of Fred Hampton, reel 2

    Murder of Fred Hampton, reel 2

    Documentary about the death of Fred Hampton, chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party. The film started out as a simple portrait of Hampton and features lots of footage of his powerful speeches. However, in 1969, Hampton was murdered in his bed at the Panther headquarters by the Chicago police. The event was extremely controversial as the police and the Black Panthers told drastically different versions of the events. The film became instrumental in proving the Panthers’ story that the police broke in to headquarters without warning and killed Hampton without resistance. Continue reading

  • [Michael “Mixxin” Moore]

    [Michael “Mixxin” Moore]

    Tape is black until 1:47. Selects from raw footage of hip hop pioneer Michael “Mixxin” Moore, both at home and at his radio station. He speaks about hip hop – “Hip hop is a culture, a way of life. Rap is the music of hip hop.” He talks about his radio show and the way it encompasses all the elements of hip hop: “The music is a lure… and then you hear the message… and before you know it, you like what you hear and you wanna hear more.” He also defends Louis Farrakhan’s controversial statements. Continue reading

  • [The 90’s raw: Fax Art & Black Memorabilia]

    [The 90’s raw: Fax Art & Black Memorabilia]

    Raw footage for the award-winning series The 90’s. A fax art show and a black memorabilia trade show. Continue reading