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Sunday, October 9, 2011

New Video Project: In The Shadow Of Martin (Luther King)

Dr. Martin Luther King (1929-1968)
Forty-three years have passed since Martin Luther King was murdered in Memphis. His civil rights legacy will live on forever. However, if you're not over 50, you probably don't remember what it was like when MLK was alive. is beginning production on a series of mini-documentaries that will take a multi-generational look at the great civil rights leader with In The Shadow Of Martin.

The concept for this project began months ago. Until recently, we didn't have the time to work on it. But now, pieces are starting to fall into place. Working with black pastors and church youth leaders, we are gathering up people to interview - black and white. Most of them will be older black Americans. We want to know, "How did Martin Luther King change your life?" and "Do you see his message living on in subsequent generations?"

We will be talking to the elderly, but also young people who were born years after his tragic death in April of 1968. Is MLK relevant to them?

Each show will feature three interviews and be approximately 10 minutes in length. They will all be uploaded to YouTube. Right now, our tentative production schedule is to try to produce one mini-documentary a month. The series will go on as long as we have people who are willing to talk.

When black Americans were granted their civil rights, many of them moved to cities where there were more jobs. What were those journeys like? What happened to your families? How did they feel when Dr. King was murdered? What messages from Dr. King do they remember today?

There are hundreds of questions to ask, but the focus will about Dr. King's impact and the changes that came from his work and how his message is being lived out by today's youth.

Stay tuned. This should be fascinating. (We do more than just silly videos here. I think you'll enjoy this.) In The Shadow Of Martin will be a series you won't want to miss.

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