AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
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JUNE 19, 2014, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ANTHOLOGY: LOCAL #471 MUSICIANS’ UNION. Film. About 60 mins.
This documentary history of Local 471 of the Musicians’ Union, an African-American local based in Pittsburgh, is a story of triumph and tragedy. It describes what this union meant to the musicians during an era of segregation, and what it has meant to jazz fans and especially to the African American community. It documents the sad demise of the local when integration came about, and celebrates the talent, fellowship, and persistence of African-American jazz artists in Pittsburgh. Dr. Harry Clark, President of the African American Jazz Preservation Society of Pittsburgh, Inc., will introduce it, comment, and lead a discussion. ) The concert is sponsored by the Battle of Homestead Foundation, dedicated to keeping the people’s history alive. The film will be shown at the Pump House, at the far end of Waterfront Drive, Munhall. The event is free of charge.