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What happened to Black History Month?


FredCDobbs
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That is strange, Mr. Dobbs.

 

Looks like the only films still on the TCM schedule are Cabin In The Sky (March 22), Lilies Of The Field (March 23), and Odds Against Tomorrow (April 12). Although I have no serious complaints about the current February schedule, I'm a little disappointed about missing the Josephine Baker movies and all the movies that had been scheduled for February 13th. Hope they're shown soon.

 

I thought this had to be a list from some previous year, but can't find any proof of that. Since TCM knew February was going to be Oscar? month, why go to the trouble of drawing up (and posting!) this nice schedule that was never going to be used? Did we miss some later press release about it? What a mystery.

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Yes, I think it?s a schedule from several years ago.

 

During Black History Month (February) I?ve enjoyed seeing Josephine Baker?s French films over the years, and the Paul Robeson British films (in which he is the star of the films and is co-equal with white people), and I like to see a showing of Nina Mae McKinney and Daniel Haynes in Hallelujah! from time to time. And here?s a good all-black short I found recently that has some incredible photography, editing, and music in it (this one takes a while to download):

 

http://www.redhotjazz.com/movies/ellingtonsymphonyblack.WMV

 

I?d love to see some of the old Cab Calloway shorts from the 1930s.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hovtGsLPYeA

 

Paul Robeson:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73mQp20nXbk

 

Green Pastures:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3cdwTXmgoE

 

Ethel Waters:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IxWWw4bC1g

 

Paul Robeson in "King Solomon's Mines":

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSMsPgzB9xA

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