“[For black soldiers], but especially those out of the South, Germany was a breath of freedom. [They could] go where they wanted, eat where they wanted, and date whom they wanted, just like other people.”
Colin Powell about his tour of duty in West Germany in 1958, from My American Journey (1995)
"Ein Hauch von Freiheit" (Breath of Freedom)
December 16, 10:05pm CET on Arte
"Breath of Freedom: Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights" (narrated by Cuba Gooding, Jr.)
Premiers February 17, 8pm ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
"Freed's enduring photos of march part of exhibit"
„Heldin des anderen Amerikas“
für Angela Davis, 1970–1973.
A Panel Discussion with:
Kathleen Cleaver, Yale University Law School, and former Communications Secretary of the Black Panther Party. Cleaver is also the editor of Liberation, Imagination, and the Black Panther Party.
Barbara Easley Cox, former Black Panther Party member active in West Germany and former editor of Voice of the Lumpen, a newspaper produced for and by black GIs in Germany.
Martin Klimke, Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC and author of The Other Alliance. Student Protest in West Germany and the United States and co-author with Maria Höhn of A Breath of Freedom. The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs and Germany.
Monday, November 15, 2010
5:30 - 7 pm
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie (NY)
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