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Yeonji Jane Chae shared Through A Lens Darkly's photo to the group: Digital Diaspora Family Reunion.

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Join us for a film screening of Through A Lens Darkly this Friday, February 24th at 7:30 PM with Movies That Matter Beacon, followed by a Q&A session with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris! For more info...

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Getting ready for our Detroit Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow! Visited the Detroit Free Press and saw this great photo of Aretha Franklin (& her sister?) given her dad Rev Franklin a kiss! So sweet! Enjoyed the tour of the papers offices and brainstorming & planning with the editors over coffee!

If you have photos/stories of Detroit feel free to post or to send via IM and become part of the project which launches this Spring!
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Getting ready for our Detroit Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow! Visited the Detroit Free Press and saw this great photo of Aretha Franklin (& her sister?) given her dad Rev Franklin a kiss! So sweet! Enjoyed the tour of the papers offices and brainstorming & planning with the editors over coffee! 

If you have photos/stories of Detroit feel free to post or to send via IM and become part of the project which launches this Spring!

"I was 10 years old when Malcolm X was killed in 1965. Then, there were Elijah Muhammad's followers on the street with black neck ties and suits. I remember one day my father said, "Don't become involved with them. Get your money and go to school." He gave me 50 cents for lunch. I went right up the street and bought Muhammad's newspaper because I wanted to know. As a teenager, I wanted to emulate Malcolm when I got old enough to understand what he did and what he represented. I even had a pair of glasses like him. This was a picture that I liked...The poignancy of him pointing his finger to the side of his head evokes a person to think." -Robert Rudd bit.ly/20Rhj4I ... See MoreSee Less

I was 10 years old when Malcolm X was killed in 1965. Then, there were Elijah Muhammads followers on the street with black neck ties and suits. I remember one day my father said, Dont become involved with them. Get your money and go to school. He gave me 50 cents for lunch. I went right up the street and bought Muhammads newspaper because I wanted to know. As a teenager, I wanted to emulate Malcolm when I got old enough to understand what he did and what he represented. I even had a pair of glasses like him. This was a picture that I liked...The poignancy of him pointing his finger to the side of his head evokes a person to think. -Robert Rudd http://bit.ly/20Rhj4I

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Irene ThompsonThanks for sharing and reminding us of who Malcolm X was. I was 14 and the media & FBI made him out to be so Anti-America, I was too afraid back then to learn about who he was.

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An acclaimed television production company is searching for individuals and pairs who are looking to discover or reconnect with their family's past for a revolutionary outdoor social experiment.
To be considered or to nominate someone, email OneMillionCasting@gmail.com with the info listed on the flyer below.
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An acclaimed television production company is searching for individuals and pairs who are looking to discover or reconnect with their familys past for a revolutionary outdoor social experiment.
To be considered or to nominate someone, email OneMillionCasting@gmail.com with the info listed on the flyer below.

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Connie BottinelliHi Lesley. We know each other through the Stills. This sounds so interesting. Does this project have an connection to the Still Family Reunion?

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"This is a 1944 photo of my Grandma Yasu holding my father in her arms, my auntie and uncle. They are posing in front of their neighbor's tar paper barrack in the Minidoka concentration camp. I love this photo not only because I love my family deeply, but because of its vibe of normalcy. They had already been imprisoned (first in horse stalls at the Puyallup fairgrounds) for two solid years yet they persisted and resisted." -Erin Shigaki ... See MoreSee Less

This is a 1944 photo of my Grandma Yasu holding my father in her arms, my auntie and uncle. They are posing in front of their neighbors tar paper barrack in the Minidoka concentration camp. I love this photo not only because I love my family deeply, but because of its vibe of normalcy. They had already been imprisoned (first in horse stalls at the Puyallup fairgrounds) for two solid years yet they persisted and resisted. -Erin Shigaki

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Lillian BensonThanks for sharing this important photo.

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Thomas Allen HarrisBeautiful! Love this photo. And the story!

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Denice SheppardWow!

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Connie BottinelliMonumental story, Yeonji Jane Chae. Are you doing something with it?

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