Radio Host Talks The Negro vs The African American With Filmmaker

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KFAI radio show host Brenda Bell Brown welcomed producers Ralph L. Crowder III and Cindy Lewis to “Play for Me” to speak about Crowder’s educational seminar / documentary building workshop for his current film project “The Lost Negroes of North America.” Attention to concerns of youth matters and not “waiting” for resources was also topic of discussion.

“The Lost Negroes of North America” is a timely examination of history and story as it relates to the Black Family, independent economics, identity, ownership and more. The workshop and documentary center around a rare treasure of silent film footage bearing witness to a nearly forgotten black family and community life in south Minneapolis, nearby cities and beyond circa 1945-1954. Was the “Negro” more progressive than the “African American?