SYNOPSIS OF THE MEETING
DIRECTED BY PAUL ANTHONY MORRIS 2009
In the 1960’s African Americans had a common goal: an end to poverty and discrimination.
Two passionate voices arose from the sea of protest and took centre stage to spur on the African American community. However, these were two conflicting ideologies - one immediate and provocative, which embraced the ideals of a defensive armed struggle to achieve their goal for self-determination and the other sort to achieve its objectives through non-violent demonstration, economic sanctions and the power of vote.
The subsequent tensions which arose between these two distinctive voices provided one of the most potent reference points for African American history, a history that has gone on to be defined as one of the greatest humanitarian struggles for freedom and justice in the 20th century.