Black August Film Screening: “Jackson: Not Just a Name”

August 18, 2018

August 18, 2018

1:00 pm To 3:30 pm

African-American Resource Center, A.C.Bilbrew Library, 150 E. El Segundo Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90061

http://lacountylibrary.org/african-american-resource-center/

Free, Free Parking

(310) 538-3350

Event Description

Filmmaker Harold Welton presents, “Jackson: Not Just a Name.”  Born out of the 1970s student protests by a group of socially conscious African Americans from the Avalon Gardens Housing Projects who joined together under the title of the “Jonathan Jackson Educational Cadre (or JJEC)” to uplift their community. The film “Jackson: Not Just a Name,” tells the story of this commune, whose efforts to politically enlighten the neighborhood led to their being branded a Black Nationalist organization by area law enforcement and subsequent harassment.

Contact Information

RMitchell@library.lacounty.gov

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