“The black power struggle is part of the struggle of all suppressed and exploited people. Their resistance struggle is also our resistance. This is why the American negroes do not need words, but guns. Only this language … Burn, Baby, Burn can be understood by the white ‘Herrenmensch’.”
Berlin Komitee Black Power, “Solidarity demonstration for Black Power,” Flyer (1968)
"Ein Hauch von Freiheit" (Breath of Freedom)
December 16, 10:05pm CET on Arte
"Breath of Freedom: Black Soldiers and the Battle for Civil Rights" (narrated by Cuba Gooding, Jr.)
Premiers February 17, 8pm ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
"Freed's enduring photos of march part of exhibit"
„Heldin des anderen Amerikas“
für Angela Davis, 1970–1973.
A further goal of our research efforts is the dissemination of this fascinating but little explored chapter of German-American relations in the twentieth century. In this section, you will find further information on events, publications and websites related to this story.
We hope that this information provides a first building block that will lead to a much more nuanced and sophisticated sense of how America’s struggle for democracy reverberated across the globe.