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Leroi Jones' Young Spirit House Movers and Players (over 40 years ago)

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These kids, from Bed-Stuy and Brownsville, deliver a powerful protest about race relations in America. The children are introduced by Roxie Roker (Mrs. Willis from The Jefferson's. Lenny Kavitz's mom)

 

 

On "Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant", Charles Hobson captured his neighborhood in black and white — local celebrities, activists, musicians, and regular residents all made appearances on the weekly show. The program ran for two years, and Hobson moved on to produce shows like "Black Journal" and "Like It Is".

Described by Inside Bedford-Stuyvesant producer Charles Hobson as one of the program's "most-requested pieces", this video features the Leroi Jones Young Spirit House Movers and Players delivering a jaw-droppingly powerful spoken-word performance.

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