“Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power” Produced by RPJ Client Multitude Films Acquired by Peacock
Peacock has acquired the civil rights documentary Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power produced by RPJ client Multitude Films ahead of its world premiere this week at the Tribeca Festival – release date to be announced at a later date.
The film is told through first person accounts and archival footage following the brave actions of a group of young Black activists who risked their lives to secure the right to vote. In 1960, Lowndes, AL, had no registered Black voters despite the population being 80% Black. The resulting civil rights movement for racial justice and racial equity led to the creation of the Lowndes County Freedom Party, an independent political party that acted as a supportive constituency of local Black people. Following the struggle for racial justice and racial equity, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was signed into law, beginning a new era that precluded discriminatory voting practices once common in many southern states.
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