Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power

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 county with a history of racist terrorism. In a county that was 80 percent Black but had zero Black voters, laws were just paper without power. This film 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.

  • Sam Pollard & Geeta Gandbhir
  • 90 minutes
  • This is a special collaborative screening between the Woods Hole Film Festival and the Woods Hole Diversity Action Committee for Black History Month 2023.

    The screening is supported by a grant from the Falmouth Cultural Council.

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