Black Power TV Events


Lincoln Center February 2015, various events

September 2014, UPenn Black Power TV event

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library,
November, 2014.

 November 13, 2013


Black Power Television and Culture of the 1970s

A panel discussion and screening

The event brings together a woman filmmaker and producer with two writers (a scholar and an accomplished journalist) to discuss the role of women in Black Power TV and race and representation in 1970s American television more broadly, as well as issues pertaining to contemporary documentary filmmaking.


Melissa Haizlip, filmmaker and producer of “Mr. Soul!: Ellis Haizlip and the Birth of Black Power TV” ;

Devorah Heitner, scholar and author of “Black Power TV” (Duke 2013);

Ericka Blount Danois, journalist and author of “Love, Peace, and Soul” (Backbeat, 2013).

MODERATOR: Allyson Nadia Field, Assistant Professor, Cinema & Media Studies, UCLA

DATE: November 13 TIME: 12 noon PLACE: Melnitz Hall ORGANIZED BY Department of Film, Television and Digital Media COSPONSORED BY Center for the Study of Women

Thanks to all the fabulous folks who attended this event in San Francisco

San Francisco Public Library, Civic Center
Sunday, September 29, 2pm-4pm
Latino Hispanic Community Room

Black Power TV Devorah

Jewelle Gomez, novelist, playwright, and former staffer for Say Brother
talks with Black Power TV author Devorah Heitner about her experiences the the staff of the ground-breaking television show Say Brother, where she worked when she was 19 years old!