Documentary night: Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975
Those were the words with which civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King concluded his address to an audience at the Mason Temple Church in Memphis, Tennessee, on 3 April 1968. The following day he was assassinated by a sniper’s bullet as he stood on a motel balcony.
That extract from King’s final speech features towards the beginning of the Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975.
Director Goran Olsson draws upon archive footage of events at the time and interviews shot by Swedish TV crews to explore a fascinating period in the struggle against racism in the US.
Activists and artists provide the commentary, including the musicians Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Amir “Questlove” Thompson, Sonia Sanchez and Abiodun Oyewole from the Last Poets.
Come watch this documentary with us and join the discussion.