Tuesday, July 18, 2017

John Malveaux: Part 15-LBCAA 30 year history

U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson

Judge Marcus Tucker

Attorney Michelle Anderson

Attorney Arthur Grey

John Malveaux of 

Part 15-LBCAA 30 year history
For approximately 25 consecutive years, LBCAA/MusicUNTOLD produced a music event to celebrate Juneteenth that only included a brief description of how Juneteenth began in Galveston, Texas. In contract, on June 16, 2012 MusicUNTOLD screened the PBS documentary SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A at Houghton Park Community Center. The 90-minute PBS documentary is based on the 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas Blackmon “that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century. For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gave voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today”
After the screening, Leo Stallworth of KABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News moderated a discussion and audience Q&A featuring U.S. Rep. Laura Richardson, attorney Michelle Anderson, retired Judge Marcus Tucker and minister and former Deputy District Attorney Arthur Grey
13th is a 2016 American documentary film by director Ava DuVernay. The film explores the "intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in the United States;" it is titled after the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which freed the slaves and prohibited slavery (unless as punishment for a crime).
Please see pic 1 Congress member Laura Richardson; pic 2 retired Superior Court Judge Marcus Tucker; pic 3 attorney Michelle Anderson, and Pic 4 Attorney Arthur Grey


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