Colorlines Screenshot of a production still from “Killer of Sheep” by Charles Burnett, (Facebook, August 24), 2018., Featured Image
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) celebrates Black cinema with its first-ever Smithsonian African American Film Festival. The institution announced the festival, which takes place October 24-27, with a trailer yesterday (August 24).
An announcement notes that the festival will feature screenings of contemporary works and films from the museum’s archives. The event’s website lists a couple of these films, including “Four Women,” “Sankofa,” “Boom for Real” and “Take This Hammer.”
Now, a new generation of readers can decide for themselves. Members of the late writer’s family joined forces with scholars to produce a reprint of “Little Man, Little Man.” This edition, which Duke University Press released today (August 24), also features words from the people who resurrected it: a foreword by Baldwin’s nephew Tejan Karefa-Smart (the inspiration for TJ), an afterword by niece Aisha Karefa-Smart and a joint introduction by scholars Jennifer DeVere Brody and Nicholas T. Boggs.