For today's performers, this documentary is a must-see. It gives context to the current images we see on television and provides an example as to how a movement was begun and quickly thwarted when Black artists unified and spoke out against the hypocrisy of justice for all. What is particularly disarming is the political fire that many of the prominent artists we know of and adore had burning within. For instance, Paul Robeson was not only an amazing actor and singer, but was also a charismatic political figure that spoke out for the rights of Black US citizens.
A must-see for today's artists interested in using their art to make change.