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Women's History Month Film Screening - The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen

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Special Collections Libraries 271
Women's History Month

A documentary film of the life of Angela Bowen, who grew up in Boston during the Jim Crow era, went on to become a classical ballerina, a legendary dance teacher, a Black, lesbian feminist activist, writer, and professor. For decades Bowen has influenced and inspired untold numbers, speaking out as strongly for the Arts and Black and Women’s Rights as she has for LGBT Rights. Candid, compelling, and inspiring, this film depicts Bowen’s life across the decades, with archival footage, timeless musical selections, photographs and interviews. Bowen’s stories reveal how the challenges of race, class, gender, age, and sexuality played into her decisions and strategies for survival. (via

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