LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER – Review by Leslie Combemale

Despite the passage of The Voting Rights Act in 1965, there were parts of the US where Black persons registering to vote were risking their lives. Nowhere better exemplified that sad truth than Lowndes, an impoverished county outside Montgomery, Alabama, a place where 80% of the population was Black but not one registered voter was Black. Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power reminds us that history is repeating itself. It’s a documentary that certain boards of education would fight tooth and nail to keep from being played in schools, but is one that should be required viewing at every high school across the country.

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