Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Director: Ahmir-Khalib Thompson Run Time: 117 min. Release Year: 2021
Starring: Chris Rock, Jesse Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stevie Wonder, Tony Lawrence
During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America’s history lost—until now.