Director(s): Sam Pollard and Geeta Gandbhir
Producer(s): Anya Rous, Jessica Devaney and Dema Paxton Fofang
2022 | 90 min | USA
The passing of the 1965 Voting Rights Act represented not the culmination of the Civil Rights Movement, but the beginning of a new, crucial chapter. Nowhere was this next battle better epitomized than Lowndes County, Alabama, a rural, impoverished town with a vicious history of racist terrorism. In a town that was eighty percent Black but had zero Black voters, laws were just paper without power. Through first person accounts and searing archival footage, Lowndes County and The Road To Black Power tells the story of the local movement and young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers who fought not just for voting rights, but for Black Power in Lowndes County.