In 1959, the Chosen Few MC officially formed out in LA on the cusp of the chaotic ’60s. As they tell it —“The 60s was a hell of a time. With the Civil Rights Movement, The Viet Nam War, Flower Power & Free Love. Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll. Also the Crazy World of the Outlaw Bikers…When you talk of the Outlaw Bikers you automatically think of ‘Them Crazy White Boys’ doing what a lot of folk wish they could do. Live Life Like You Want & Fuck You And Your Rules. Well Guess What? There was some crazy Black bikers who felt the same way, and didn’t give a Fuck. Thus was born the Black Outlaw Bikers!”
Now there is a documentary film on the Chosen Few to be released that tells their story. Hearing these guys speak about their brotherhood and love of riding in the above trailer gave me chills. If you like what you see, like their page, follow them on twitter, leave a comment on their site— all that social media shit that says YES, GIVE IT TO ME! I WANT TO SEE IT!
Take None Give None evolved from a long-term relationship between the photographer Gusmano Cesaretti and the Chosen Few Motorcycle Club. In 2010, he teamed up with photographer Kurt Mangum, and a team of talented professional cinematographers to capture in light, motion and sound what it feels like to ride with the oldest integrated outlaw motorcycle club in the United States.
During the two years of ﬁlming, the club experienced many changes — from the mounting tensions and differences between the founding members and the younger generation, to the raiding and seizure of their historic South Central clubhouse by the LAPD. There have been many poorly-researched and superﬁcial news stories about the club in recent years, but this ﬁlm hopes to offer a ground level, unﬁltered and unbiased look at what it means to be one of the Chosen Few.
I love this blog it is always ispirational and provocative.
Being italian I was not aware of a lot of the american motorclyle
Thank you very much, very very intersting the movie
chosen few MC.
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Now this !!! Is why I visit this site on a regular basis . JJ did a small bit on this in one of his shows and its a subject that is well over due for a full length video … not to mention a book or two for those of us that still read such things . Guaranteed I’ll be placing an order the minute this becomes available for purchase …. which I hope it does .
I trust you included the clubs contribution to “Easy Rider” and the motorcycle safety movie “Not So Easy”.
The street race between the Jackson Mississippi motorcycle police and the Chosen Few in 1964 at the height of the Civil Rights Movement.
Remember the Black Scorpions in Dallas, JP?…Vietnam vets and Genuine Badasses who just didn’t give a fuck. Since subjugation was the Natural Order, they took the cleansing road and scaled themselves smooooth. Scared the shit outta mahself when Ah first saw them out on a run, huge windblown afros on The Big Bikes. Early 70s…Ah must’ve been about 6-7 years old. Ah last saw them in the early 80s and they had commandeered a vacant lot in the middle of downtown where they had built a party bonfire and were Kickin’ it….
I know, can I be the millionth person to say how much I love this blog too. Thanks.