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As part of the Black Public Media Trailblazer Film Retrospective featuring the

work of Sam Pollard  

Lowndes Country and the Road to Black Power (2022)

An Evening with
Sam Pollard

Saturday, April 27, 2024 @ 6PM-9PM PT

Film starts at 6:30 PM

Q&A moderated by Redelia Shaw

Center for Media Design (CMD)

Santa Monica College

CMD Campus,

1660 Steward Steet, Santa Monica, CA 90404

(A big yellow building, the corner of Stewart and Pennsylvania Avenue)

Free parking available in the CMD Parking Structure, enter on Pennsylvania Avenue 

Directed by Sam Pollard and Geeta Gandbhir


The passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 represented not the culmination of the Civil Rights Movement, but the beginning of a new, crucial chapter. Nowhere was this next battle better epitomized than in Lowndes County, Alabama, a rural, impoverished town with a vicious history of racist terrorism. In a town that was eighty percent Black but had zero Black voters, laws were just paper without power. This isn’t a story of hope but of action. Through first-person accounts and searing archival footage, LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER tells the story of the local movement and young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers who fought not just for voting rights, but for Black Power in Lowndes County.

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