Celebrate African American Heritage Month Long Beach Public Library and MusicUNTOLD present a screening of the 1948 classic Mexican film "Angelitos Negros" on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 6:00PM in the Main Library auditorium, starring popular Mexican actor Pedro Infante. A conversation about the film and a live performance by soprano Hope Foye immediately follow.
"Angelitos Negros" is a dramatic tale about a woman who gives birth to a baby that is not white and then learns the woman who was her nanny is actually her mother. The film is in Spanish with English subtitles.
Hope Foye is a classically trained soprano, activist and protégé of Paul Robeson. Her passport was taken from her during the McCarthy era because she participated in a competition in East Germany and she spent the next years earning a successful career outside of the United States, including Mexico where she often performed the song "Angelitos Negros." Hope is now 90 years young. (see 2008 PT article about Hope Foye)