Category Archives: Film Events

Minnesota Historical Society Presents Work of Ralph L. Crowder III

Lost Negroes RLC

Independent media journalist / filmmaker Ralph L. Crowder III, to preview rare and timely video footage captured in the Historic Black community (to include the famously desegregated Tilsenbilt Homes area) of South Minneapolis circa 1945-1955.  Dialogue with with community will assist in the shaping of the final film project “The Lost Negroes of North America.”

(click here to view project promo)

Free Event
Saturday, February 11th @ 2:00 p.m.
Minnesota History Center
345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102

New Documentary Film by Ralph L. Crowder III

“The Lost Negroes of North America”

Documentary filmmaker Ralph L. Crowder III, creates a rare, timely, and unique examination of Northern Black family & community life circa (1945-1955). This story revisits themes of self-determination in the face of daily oppression. The question of today’s generation could be: Was ”The Negro” more progressive than “The African American?”

National Conference Features “Race Post Ferguson” Presentation in Minnesota: Castile Police Shooting Death Follows

Selected clips from Independent Filmmaker/Multi Media Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III’s presentation with Dr. Judith Glassgold at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The timely discussion was just prior to the tragic death of Philando Castile, and was meant to serve as historical and psychological framework around issues of Race Post Ferguson, MO. An interestingly unique view of how questions regarding “citizenship” is a common theme of systemic pain and suffering in the black community.

Post Film Discussion with Coppin State University & High School Students Impacts Greatly!

The Baltimore Stories Initiative hosted, Independent Filmmaker & Multi Media Journalist Ralph L. Crowder III at (HBCU) Coppin State University. Mr. Crowder’s documentary film “Hands Up Don’t Shoot Our Youth Movement” was the selected documentary for Baltimore City residents participating in a series of community based engagement events. The Baltimore Stories initiative is designed to create media as youth educational tools around the importance of narrative and race, locally and nationally. The following visual is Part Two of a post film screening conversation with Coppin State University & Baltimore City High School Students.

#BMoreStories Hosts Double Screenings of #Ferguson Documentary

Enoch Pratt remixtwo The Baltimore Stories Initiative hosted, Independent Filmmaker & Multi Media Journalist Ralph L.Crowder III at (HBCU) Coppin State University. Mr. Crowder’s documentary film “Hands Up Don’t Shoot Our Youth Movement” was the selected documentary for area Baltimore City High School students participating in a series of community engagement events. The Baltimore Stories initiative is designed to create media as youth educational tools to discuss the importance of narrative and race, locally and nationally. The following visual is Part One of a post film screening conversation

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Michigan City Discusses #Ferguson Documentary

Independent Journalist and Documentary Film Producer Ralph L. Crowder III, was a guest in Michigan City, Indiana for a special Black Church Screening of “Hands Up Don’t Shoot Our Youth Movement.” The following post film discussion was part of a broader church engagement directed to youth and community. Attendees took time to explore their thoughts around the issues highlighted within the featured documentary film.