NYU Black Renaissance Noire Winter 2014 - Page 149

BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE The documentary compared Tanzania’s economic and political identity with neighboring Kenya, which Black Journal framed as more westernized and influenced by its colonial past. The program concluded with a feature on the Mozambique Liberation Front (Freelimo) and the fight against Portuguese rule, with a visit to a Freelimo camp and an interview with a rebel field commander. Over the span of two years, Black Journal regularly conveyed to its viewers that people of African descent should embrace their shared histories of oppression and of liberation struggles. This message of black resistance and empowerment marked the end of Greaves’ tenure as