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Am I Black Enough For You - Black History Studies
Fri 14 October 2016, 19:30 – 22:30 BST
Am I Black Enough for You
12A | 1h 27min | Documentary |
This screening by Black History Studies is to commemorate the life and legacy of the American soul singer Billy Paul, best known for his 1972 Me and Mrs Jones hit who joined the ancestors aged 81 on 24 April 2016.
The sensational story of soul superstar Billy Paul, Am I Black Enough For You is also a portrait of the city of Philadelphia. Taking its title from the follow-up single to Me and Mrs Jones, this poignant insight into the life and legacy of one of the genuine Philly soul legends also compels the viewer to comprehend the experience of racism in America during this period.
Featuring exclusive, all-access interviews with Paul and key contemporaries including Kenny Gamble; Am I Black Enough For You also incorporates rarely seen archive footage of the soul superstar in his prime.