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26/02/2016
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A Thousand Midnights: A Short Film Examines the Legacy of the Great Migration

2015 marks the centennial of the beginning of the Great Migration, when six million African Americans relocated from the rural South to the cities of the North, Midwest, and West from 1915 to 1970. This short film by Carlos Javier Ortiz explores how the event created what we now consider the modern American city, particularly Chicago. Ortiz has crafted an artfully made reflection of the hope that once was very much alive for African Americans leaving the South, juxtaposed with today’s harsh economic and social realities. This film was supported by the journalism nonprofit the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Continue reading

26/02/2016
by barenose
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Remember the Ladies: Ethel Leginska

Ethel Leginska née Liggins, was a British pianist, composer, conductor and music educator, having among her students harpsichordist Gavin Williamson, a long-time student of Artur Schnabel and Theodor Leschetizky, James Henry Fields, Daniel Pollack and Bruce Sutherland. She was a pioneer of women’s opportunity in music performance and conducting, being the first woman in music history to conduct many of the world’s leading orchestras. Continue reading

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