This compelling documentary brings orators, poetry and music together in a concert setting that many refer to as the black Woodstock. Organized by the famous Stax Records in Memphis, this concert commemorates the 7th anniversary of the Watts riots. Over 100,000 people attended, thanks in part to the $1 admission. Highlights include commentary by Richard Pryor, The Rance Allen Group performing “Lyin’ On the Truth” and Jesse Jackson reciting his “I Am – Somebody” poem. Shot in August of 1972, the performances still hold up today.
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