One hundred years ago, 800 concerned African Americans gathered in Faneuil Hall to discuss the political and social issues afflicting blacks at that time.
Topics discussed at the meeting — one of five organized by W.E.B. Du Bois as part of the burgeoning Niagara Movement — included the alarming rate of lynchings of African Americans in the South and the need for a progressive alternative to Booker T. Washington’s more passive, accommodationist viewpoint of African Americans in the post-Reconstruction era. The Niagara Movement became a springboard for many other civil rights efforts to come.
Boston Neighborhood Network Television (BNN) will finally move into its new Egleston Square studio at the end of November, the start of a new and exciting chapter in the 23-year history of the public access TV organization.
Have you ever seen a play and wondered what it would look like if it was staged differently, or if the characters were of a different race, ethnicity or religion? The Roxbury Repertory Theatre explores these possibilities in its first official performance, a production of Arthur Miller’s classic play “The Crucible,” opening Oct. 25 at Mainstage Theater at Roxbury Community College.
Everyone has someone they look up to as an idol, whether it is a Hollywood actor, a high-profile politician, or just an ordinary person who did something extraordinary. But what if you had the chance to meet your idol and they turned out to be something you didn’t expect?
Filmmaker and journalist Lina Makboul had this experience when she met a not-so-ordinary person: Leila Khaled, the world’s first female hijacker.