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Sara Mayeux

Upcoming Event: Black Inmates at Alcatraz

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This Saturday, Feb. 6, as part of its Black History Month programming, the Main Branch of the San Francisco Public Library will host a screening and Q & A with local filmmaker Kevin Epps, who will present his 2009 documentary “The Black Rock”:

The untold story of the black experience at Alcatraz Prison as told through the eyes of Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, infamous Harlem gangster; Robert Lipscomb, counterfeiter turned prison activist; and William “Ty” Martin, the only black inmate to participate in a planned escape from Alcatraz.

(Here’s a list of additional screenings this month around San Francisco.)

Written by sara

February 2, 2010 at 6:52 pm

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