The Black List Project

When I recently visited Houston went to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) and got the chance to view this exhibition. The Black List Project was created by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Elvis Mitchell. A brief explanation of it posted in the MFAH website is quoted below.

"The traditional definition of the word blacklist is rendered obsolete by the new documentary The Black List: Volume One, which seeks to bury the negative weight of the term by allowing African Americans to provide an up-to-the-minute response to the word´s grim origins. In a film that works as a series of living portraits, 21 prominent African Americans offer their own stories and insights on the struggles, triumphs, and joys of black life in the United States. In the process, they manage to redefine blacklist for a new century. The film is presented as a series of vignettes—a kind of living portrait—in which the subjects address the camera directly as they tell their stories."

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