RSS file with blog updates in XML RSS Info divider Bookmark divider email Join our email list! divider cartCart  
Icarus Film
Distributing innovative and
provocative documentary films
from independent producers
around the world
32 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201divider(718) 488 8900
Icarus Films Weblog
Text Size Increase Font Size Decrease Font Size

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Joanne Grant, An Important Voice in the Early Documentation of the Civil Rights Movement, Dies
We are terribly saddened by the news that filmmaker, journalist and commentator Joanne Grant passed away Sunday, January 9 in New York City. A former assistant to W. E. B. DuBois and an activist who documented the grassroots efforts behind the civil rights movement, Ms. Grant wrote Black Protest, an analysis of black resistance from 1619 on. One of the first books to trace the origins of the civil rights movement, it remains required reading in many classes on African-American history.

First Run/Icarus Films is very proud to distribute Grant's award-winning, landmark documentary film FUNDI: THE STORY OF ELLA BAKER, about an unsung matriarch of the civil rights movement.

Back to main page...

Home | New | Titles | Subjects | PDFs | Weblog | Current Concerns | Ordering | Resources | Site Map   
About | Closed Captioned | Best Sellers | Study Guides | Filmmakers | Screenings | RSS   
Copyright (c) 2009, Icarus Films
Privacy Policy