Sensible Cinema’s film for February: “The Black Press:  Soldiers Without Swords”

February 21, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
Unitarian Universalist Center
1187 Franklin Street @ Geary Blvd.

We celebrate Black History Month in February with this little known story of the people who worked to fill an important gap in communication in America.  It took the brave Soldiers of the Black Press to give a voice to a people who had none.

Hope you can make it.

The Black Press


Friday, February 21, 2020, 6:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Center 
1187 Franklin Street @ Geary Blvd.

 All too often omitted from history, the legacy of the Black newspaper is brought to light in the film The Black Press:  Soldiers Without Swords, directed by Stanley Nelson, premiering in 1999, and the first film to chronicle this history.

  The film is narrated by screen and stage actor Joe Morton with compelling archival film footage, still photographs and illustrations depicting people and places.  Black Press documents the history of the many newspapers founded by and for African Americans, beginning with Freedom’s Journal and proceeding through the modern era.

 Black Press pays tribute to a heroic and indispensable chapter in Afro American history from the first  black newspaper Freedom Journal in 1927 to the Chicago Defender, The Pittsburgh Courier and many more newspapers that would follow gave African Americans a voice they never got in mainstream news media.

Free Admission (donations appreciated).

As usual, popcorn and other refreshments will also be available.

For more information please contact: 

Melvin Starks ( or Larry Danos (415-722-6480)

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