Archival Spotlight: Rediscovered Maya Angelou Series “Blacks, Blues,Black!”

In 2009, Alex Cherian of the San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive found an unidentified 16mm  reel in a can simply labeled “Dr. Angelou.” His inspection of the film revealed stunning color footage of Maya Angelou touring the neighborhood of Watts and speaking with another woman, an activist and scholar, about the history of race riots. … Continue reading Archival Spotlight: Rediscovered Maya Angelou Series “Blacks, Blues,Black!”

To See & Hear History: The SF State Strike Collection at the SF Bay Area Television Archive

Friday, December 14th, 2012, marks the 44th anniversary of classes being suspended at San Francisco State University, amidst a strike led by the Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front, demanding the establishment of various Ethnic Studies departments and an end to the Vietnam War.  In 2008, San Francisco State University celebrated the 40th anniversary of the … Continue reading To See & Hear History: The SF State Strike Collection at the SF Bay Area Television Archive