|Ellis Haizlip (left) listens to Imamu Amiri Baraka (right) recite four poems on Soul! |
Ellis B. Haizlip Papers,Anacostia Community Museum Archives, image copyrighted by WNET/13
Ellis B. Haizlip (1929 - 1991) was an Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, educator, fundraiser and social activist. Born and raised in Washington D.C., Haizlip grew up in the Northeast section of Deanwood, graduated from Dunbar High School, and attended Howard University. This week in Washington, D.C., there will be a series of screenings of the work-in-progress, followed by Q&A panel discussions featuring scholars, the filmmakers and special guests. The series begins today with a community screening commemorating Haizlip's birthday (September 21st).
The Anacostia Community Museum Archives staff is in the process of revising the Ellis Haizlip collection inventory created in 1994 and creating a new electronic finding aid. Do continue to revisit this blog to learn more!
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