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SAN FRANCISCO—Film Screening & Discussion: ABBEY LINCOLN IS
February 19, 2020 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm$5 – $10
Image: Kwame Brathwaite, b. 1938, Abbey Lincoln singing at an AJASS event, Harlem, ca. 1964. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist and Phillip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles.
SAN FRANCISCO—For more than 50 years, jazz singer, songwriter and movie actress Abbey Lincoln lived her life in a way that demanded respect—as an artist and as a Black woman. In this rare portrait, she discusses her career, her relationships with other musicians such as former husband and collaborator Max Roach and Miriam Makeba, and how she integrated art and activism. The documentary features clips from live musical performances and from her film appearances. Independent curator Ashara Ekundayo and music scholar Angela M. Wellman will introduce the film and lead a post-screening discussion. This event takes place as a part of Black is Beautiful: The Black Power & Jazz Film Series.
$10 General Admission | $5 Students/Seniors | Free MoAD Members.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:30-9pm
Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
This film series is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities For All Quick Grant.