I Heard it Through the Grapevine

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“James Baldwin retraces his time in the South during the Civil Rights Movement with his trademark brilliance and insight on the passage of more than two decades. From Selma to Birmingham, Atlanta to the battleground beaches of St. Augustine, Florida, accompanied by Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, and back north for a visit to Newark with Amiri Baraka, Baldwin lays bare the fiction of progress in post-Civil Rights America — wondering ‘what happened to those who did not die, but whose lives were smashed on Freedom Road.’” – Rich Blint, writer/Baldwin scholar (Dick Fontaine & Pat Hartley, UK/USA, 1982, 92 min.)

Followed by a conversation with Pat Hartley

Restored by Harvard Film Archive. Special thanks to Gugulethu Mseleku, Smokey Fontaine, the late Dick Fontaine, and Pat Hartley

With support from the Richard Brick, Geri Ashur & Sara Bershtel Fund for Social Justice Documentaries