Documentary Review: Mavis!
September 18, 2020
- Directed By: Jessica Edwards
- Released: 2016
- Available On Kanopy (https://lindenhurstlibrary.kanopy.com/video/mavis-0)
This is a documentary that provides a grounding, profound history, and understanding of the impact of Mavis Staples and The Staple Singers. The Staple Singers first formed in 1948 and would preform throughout several decades until 1994. They defined gospel music and contributed to the Civil Rights Movement. Mavis Staples continues this work to this day, performing and creating powerful moments of music and activism.
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