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    Acclaimed PBS Series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Returns Tuesday, September 23 at 8pm ET for its Second Season

    - The 10-part series explores the heritages and ancestries of 30 of today’s leading entertainers, athletes, chefs, and media personalities, including: Ben Affleck, Jessica Alba, Khandi Alexander, Tom Colicchio, Tina Fey, Sally Field, Derek Jeter, Stephen King, Nas, Anna Deavere Smith, Sting, and Courtney Vance -


    Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
    Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


    The basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from was at the core of the first season of the PBS series Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In the second, 10-part season, Professor Gates, the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University and director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, continues his journey into the past to illuminate the familial histories of 30 of today’s most recognizable names in sports, music, film, television, theatre, and literature. Filmed on location around the world, season two of Finding Your Roots, premieres nationally Tuesdays, September 23rd – November 25th at 8 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).

    The premiere of the second season of Finding Your Roots comes on the heels of Professor Gates’ Peabody Award-winning PBS series The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, which debuted in the fall of 2013 to critical acclaim. In each hour-long episode of the second season of Finding Your Roots, Gates continues his quest to, as he says, “get into the DNA of American culture.” By weaving a group of celebrity stories together, each episode takes viewers on a journey through layers of ancestral history, uncovering familial secrets and sharing life-altering discoveries that ultimately reveal an intimate bond that links each individual’s story together.

    “We hope that viewers will find Finding Your Roots to be a moving, uplifting, entertaining and enlightening experience,” says Gates. “Genealogy is more popular than ever, but it’s far more than a solitary pastime. It’s a fascinating endeavor that alters both the way we think about historical events (because of our ancestors’ roles in those events) and the way we think of ourselves.”

    “We’re incredibly excited to partner with Professor Gates again and present season two of Finding Your Roots,” said Stephen Segaller, vice president, programming, WNET. His brilliant combination of intensive historical research, high-profile guests, and DNA testing brings us an image of American history that no-one has equaled. He, like Finding Your Roots Itself, is unique.”

    The episode construction of Season Two explores a much wider array of themes than Season One. In each episode, Gates focuses on the specific ethnic roots, cultural traditions and deep interplay of family influence and genetics of three guests, including: celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio, Aaron Sanchez and Ming Tsai, who cook the food of their ancestors and discover family members who have shaped their lives—and America’s cuisine; Derek Jeter, Billie Jean King and Rebecca Lobo, three of America's greatest athletes whose determination and love of sports were deeply shaped by their families, but who were all cut off from their true origins—raising the question of whether champions are made or born; actress Tina Fey, humorist David Sedaris and journalist George Stephanopolous, all of whom look into their Greek American ancestry; and American playwright Tony Kushner, singer-songwriter Carole King and lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who not only share a Jewish heritage, but a history of perseverance in the face of withering opposition.

    In other episodes, actors Ben Affleck and Khandi Alexander come to realize their families have long been engaged in the battle for freedom and civil rights, but they had no idea that those principles were passed down through generations of ancestors. Gates also explores the history of the Vanderbilt family with Anderson Cooper, discovers a web of intimate relationships between Nas’ slave ancestors and their masters, and traces Sting’s roots back centuries in England where we find that being close to the seat of the Empire doesn't mean that life is any better.

    New advancements in DNA testing since the first season allow Gates and his team to use genetic genealogy to make unprecedented discoveries about the past in Season Two, including being able to identify tribal Native American ancestry, solve paternity mysteries, and pinpoint the geographic origins of hidden ancestry. These new achievements in DNA testing take center stage with an entire episode devoted to exploring the possibilities, all the while featuring the stories of actress Jessica Alba, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and even Gates, himself.

    Working closely with leading U.S. genealogists (including Johni Cerny, co-author of the acclaimed The Source: Guidebook for American Genealogy) and ancestry experts from around the world, Gates and his production team comb through family stories to discover unknown histories and relatives the guests never knew existed. When paper trails end for each story, the team turns to top geneticists and DNA diagnosticians to analyze each participant’s genetic code, tracing their bloodlines and taking guests back further in time than ever before.

    A far-reaching educational and community outreach initiative will accompany the broadcast, including: locally produced short excerpts to be shown on partner stations in conjunction with Finding Your Roots; a set of standards-based lesson plans for upper elementary and middle school classrooms that incorporate segments from the series; live webinars; and a multimedia guide for educators to encourage use of the series and its additional resources with students.

    A Finding Your Roots companion website (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots) will present video from the series, profiles of featured guests and an ongoing blog from executive producer, writer and presenter Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In addition to his blog, the website will include blog posts and behind-the-scenes material from the production team. With a heavy focus on online engagement, the website will allow fans to submit stories about their own family histories complete with customized maps, and browse those others have uploaded. The website also will offer a comprehensive list of resources that viewers can use to learn more about their own genealogy.

    A Finding Your Roots Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/FindingYourRootsPBS) will provide fans with early access to video content, foster conversation among those fascinated by genealogy and spotlight user-submitted photos, videos and stories related to genetic lineages and family histories. In addition, Prof. Gates will participate in conversations leading up to and during broadcasts via his personal Twitter account (http://www.twitter.com/henrylouisgates).

    Finding Your Roots : The Official Companion to the PBS Series (Season One) by Henry Louis Gates Jr., will be published in September, 2014 by the University of North Carolina Press.

    Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is a production of Kunhardt McGee Productions, Inkwell Films and WNET in association with Ark Media. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Peter Kunhardt, Dyllan McGee and Julie Anderson are executive producers. Stephen Segaller is executive producer in charge for WNET. John Maggio is senior producer.

    Major corporate support for the second season of Finding Your Roots is provided by Ancestry.com. Additional corporate funding is provided by Ford Motor Company and Johnson & Johnson. Major support is also provided by the Ford Foundation, Dr. Georgette Bennett and Dr. Leonard Polonsky, Candace King Weir and the Daryl and Steven Roth Foundation. Support is also provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

    About WNET
    As New York’s flagship public media provider and the parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the Math, Oh Noah! and Cyberchase and provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities throughNYC-ARTS, Reel 13, NJTV News with Mike Schneider and MetroFocus, the multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. WNET is also a leader in connecting with viewers on emerging platforms, including the THIRTEEN Explore iPad App where users can stream PBS content for free.

    About Kunhardt McGee Productions
    For 26 years Kunhardt McGee Productions led by Peter Kunhardt and Dyllan McGee has been making documentary films about the people and ideas that have shaped our history. Kunhardt McGee is currently in production on the 10-hour series, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. – Season Two. Most recently, the company produced MAKERS: Women Who Make America, a broadcast and online initiative with PBS and AOL that aims to be the largest collection of women's stories ever assembled. Other PBS films include: The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (2013), Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012), Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2010), Looking for Lincoln (2009), Oprah's Roots (2007) and African American Lives 1 and 2 (2006 & 2008). For HBO, Kunhardt McGee Productions produced Emmy-award nominated, Gloria: In Her Own Words (2011) and Emmy award-winning Teddy: In His Own Words (2010). Other notable works include This Emotional Life, Looking for Lincoln, In Memoriam, PT Barnum, The American President, Bobby Kennedy: In His Own Words, and JFK: In His Own Words. More information can be found at: www.kunhardtmcgee.com

    About Inkwell Films
    Inkwell Films was founded by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. to produce sophisticated documentary films about the African and African-American experience for a broad audience. The most recent film, the six-part PBS documentary series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (2013), earned the 2013 Peabody Award and NAACP Image Award. Inkwell Films has co-produced Finding Your Roots (2012), Black in Latin America (2011), Faces of America (2010), Looking for Lincoln (2009), African American Lives 2 (2008), Oprah’s Roots (2007), and African American Lives (2006). Inkwell Films is currently in production on Season Two of Finding Your Roots for PBS.

    About Ark Media
    Ark Media is an award-winning documentary film company founded in 1997 by the husband and wife producing team of Barak Goodman and Rachel Dretzin. Ark partnered with Kunhardt-McGee Productions on the Henry Louis Gates Jr. series, The African Americans; Many Rivers to Cross (2013), Finding Your Roots (2012), Faces of America, (2010) and also with Kunhardt-McGee, produced Looking for Lincoln (2009) and the Makers project for PBS. Ark's numerous films for the esteemed PBS series' Frontline and American Experience have won nearly every major broadcast award: the Emmy, DuPont-Columbia, Robert F. Kennedy, Writers Guild and Peabody Awards, as well as earning an Academy Award nomination and official selection to the Sundance Film Festival. The company is currently in production on the six-hour PBS series "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies" and a four-hour series for PBS, The Italian-Americans. Ark has also produced documentaries for the New York Times, American Movie Classics, ABC, and the History Channel. For more information, visit www.ark-media.net.


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    EPIC 5-HOUR CIVIL WAR SERIES SHINES NEW LIGHT ON CRUCIAL WESTERN THEATER & ROLE OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND GIVES POWERFUL INSIGHTS ON AMERICA AS A NATION—THEN AND NOW

    - Narrated By Elizabeth McGovern, Featuring Top Historians & Rare Access to Original Battlegrounds for Authentic Cinematic Recreations

    New Series Premieres Nationally on Public Television Beginning April 2014 -


    NASHVILLE, TN [March, 2014] – Civil War: The Untold Story is a visually stunning and absorbing new 5-hour documentary series that breaks new ground by examining the war through the lens of the Western Theater - battles in the strategic lands between the Appalachians and Mississippi River. Narrated by Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) the series premieres nationally on public television stations beginning in April 2014 (check local listings).


    Elizabeth McGovern, Narrator
       
    Confederates at Shiloh
    Confederate soldiers wave their flag before marching into battle in “Civil War: The Untold Story.”

    CREDIT: Great Divide Pictures
    EPISODE: 1, Shiloh National Military Park



    Rather than revisit the oft-told stories of the battles of Bull Run, Antietam and Gettysburg in the eastern states of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia, this gripping and comprehensive new series instead tells the stories of Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Atlanta, and other battles in lands then known as “the West.” Many historians believe that the Western Theater was where the war was won – and lost. In addition to the epic battles, Civil War: The Untold Story provides new insights into the relatively unknown roles African Americans played in the conflict – from enslaved to emancipated to soldier.

    Filmed in a sweeping cinematic style, Civil War: The Untold Story painstakingly recreates the battles of the Western Theater in a thoroughly authentic manner. Many scenes were filmed on the very grounds where these epic battles were fought, which add to the sheer magnitude of history felt throughout the films. The series also uses state-of-the-art 2D and 3D graphics, fascinating archival imagery, and incisive expert commentary by Civil War historians and scholars.


    Four Generations of a Slave Family. Beaufort, SC
    Four generations of a slave family, pictured here in 1862 South Carolina, preparing to start life anew with a “Beacon of Hope” in “Civil War: The Untold Story.”

    CREDIT: Library of Congress
    EPISODE: 1, 2
       
    President Lincoln Portrait
    Portrait of President Lincoln, circa 1864 Presidential Election, in “Civil War: The Untold Story.”

    CREDIT: Library of Congress
    EPISODE: 2, 3, 4, 5



    Timed to coincide with the 150-year anniversary of the pivotal “Campaign for Atlanta,” the series also chronicles the presidential campaign of 1864 in which Abraham Lincoln was nearly defeated. In many ways, Civil War: The Untold Story can be considered a prequel to Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” Within the story of the Western Theater, the series highlights the causes of war, the home front, the politics of war, and the impact of war on Southern civilians and women. The authenticity of uniforms, voiceovers and scenery, makes it seemingly impossible to distinguish this modern adaptation from the actual war so many years ago.

    Civil War: The Untold Story is produced for public television by Great Divide Pictures, which, in addition to numerous cable television documentaries, has created more than 25 films shown in National Parks Visitor Centers around the country. The series is sponsored by Nashville Public Television and will be distributed to public television stations nationally by American Public Television (APT).

    “The film is not just about who we were then. It's about who we are now," said producer Chris Wheeler. “In a nation arguably as divided today as we were 150 years ago, Civil War: The Untold Story is a compelling, relevant program that we believe will strike a powerful chord with Americans today.”

    Interspersed are compelling on-camera interviews with some of America’s top Civil War historians – including Allen Guelzo, Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era at Gettysburg College; Peter Carmichael, Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies at Gettysburg College; Amy Murrell Taylor, Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky; and Stacy Allen, the Chief Historian at Shiloh National Military Park.

    Episode 1 – Bloody Shiloh
    With the 1860 election of anti-slavery candidate Abraham Lincoln, thirteen states from the South secede and form the Confederate States of America. Union military leaders, along with Lincoln himself, realize that ending the rebellion rests on controlling the Mississippi River. In February 1862, Union forces, led by an obscure general named Ulysses S. Grant, establish a foothold in southern Tennessee near a simple log structure known as “Shiloh Church.” On April 6, 1862, a Confederate force of over 40-thousand, led by General Albert Sidney Johnston, launch a surprise attack on Grant. The fighting in the hellish terrain surrounding Shiloh is some of the most brutal of the entire war. By day’s end, victory is in sight for the attacking Confederates. But Johnston has been struck in the leg by a bullet, and bleeds to death in 20 minutes. The death of Johnston is a harbinger of a great change that will soon sweep over “Bloody Shiloh.”

    Episode 2 – A Beacon of Hope
    In the disaster at Shiloh, Union General Ulysses S. Grant sees victory. On the night of April 6, 1862, Grant’s beleaguered army along the Tennessee River is reinforced. The next morning, Grant’s counterattack leads to victory. The defeated Confederate force of 40-thousand retreats south to Corinth, Mississippi. At Shiloh, the Confederates lose arguably their best opportunity to change the outcome of the war. The shocking combined casualties of 24-thousand men is more than in all the wars fought to that date in the United States. Many of the nearly 4 million slaves across the South see the war as an opportunity to seize their own destiny. Thousands of escaping slaves, dubbed ‘contrabands’, seek refuge with Union forces advancing into the South. At Corinth, Mississippi, the Union army sets up a ‘contraband camp.’ The former slaves begin building a community that includes a school, hospital, and church. As thousands of slaves flee northward, the question asked all over America is this: are they still slaves or are they now free? In a cottage overlooking Washington DC, Abraham Lincoln begins drafting a “proclamation” whose message will boldly answer that question.


    Tintype of African-American
    Archival tintype portrait of African-American donning Union uniform in “Civil War: The Untold Story.”

    CREDIT: Library of Congress
    EPISODE: 3
       
    Emma Stephenson
    Emma Stephenson, a former slave turned nurse, shown here at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in “Civil War: The Untold Story.”

    CREDIT: Great Divide Pictures
    EPISODE: 4, 5 Resaca, GA



    Episode 3 – River of Death
    Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation does not only free slaves in the rebelling states. It changes the war from one of reunification, to one of ending slavery. The Emancipation Proclamation also gives African Americans freedom to fight. By war’s end, some 200,000 will enlist. In truth, Lincoln’s proclamation is an empty promise without the power of the United States Army to enforce it. In 1863, Ulysses S. Grant begins a campaign to take Vicksburg, Mississippi, a Confederate citadel overlooking a strategic section of the lower Mississippi River. In May, Grant begins laying siege to the city of 4500. Mary Loughborough is one of the many terrified civilians who have dug caves into the hillsides for protection. Clutching her 2-year old daughter, Mary “endeavored by constant prayer to prepare myself for the sudden death I was almost certain awaited me.” On July 4, 1863 – the day after Pickett’s disastrous charge at Gettysburg – the Confederates surrender Vicksburg to Grant. With the Mississippi River now under Union control, the campaign moves eastward to Chattanooga, Tennessee, a rail center that Lincoln considers to be as important as the Confederate capital of Richmond. Eight miles south, along the Chickamauga - a creek the Cherokee call “the river of death” - Union and Confederate forces clash in what will become the biggest battle of the Western Theater.

    Episode 4 – Death Knell of the Confederacy
    September 19, 1863. The first day of the Battle of Chickamauga ends in a bloody draw. On the next day, the battle is determined by one of the biggest blunders of the Civil War. Miscommunication, confusion, and fatigue with Union General William Rosecrans and his generals have left a gap in the Union line more than a quarter mile wide. James Longstreet’s force of 11,000 from the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, pour through the gap and split the Union army in two. Rosecrans and his beaten army escape to Chattanooga. Chickamauga’s combined casualties of 34,000 are only topped by the carnage at Gettysburg. In October, Rosecrans is replaced by U.S. Grant, who immediately plans an offensive. In November 1863, Grant routes the Confederate stronghold just outside Chattanooga. As they escape southward into Georgia, a Confederate officer calls the devastating defeat: “the death knell of the Confederacy.”


    Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
    Union soldiers at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain in “Civil War: The Untold Story.”

    CREDIT: Great Divide Pictures
    EPISODE: 4, 5 Resaca, GA



    Episode 5 – With Malice Toward None
    In the spring of 1864, General William Tecumseh Sherman’s force of 100-thousand men marches from Chattanooga toward Atlanta, Georgia, the industrial hub of the Deep South. Twenty miles north of Atlanta, Sherman’s army is soundly defeated at Kennesaw Mountain. Sherman’s defeat combined with Grant’s stalemate in Virginia, enrages a Northern electorate already weary of war. The presidential election is in November, and Abraham Lincoln’s chances for a second term are dwindling by the day. The Democrats nominate George McClellan. The party’s platform calls for a negotiated peace with the Confederacy in which slaveholders will be allowed to keep their property. If McClellan is elected, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation will almost certainly be struck down. Though victorious at Kennesaw Mountain, the outnumbered Confederate Army falls back to a defensive position at Atlanta. After 6 weeks of bloody conflicts around Atlanta, Sherman wires Washington: “Atlanta is ours and fairly won.” For the first time in the war, many in the North now believe victory can be achieved. Eight weeks later, the president defeats McClellan in a landslide. After the election, Sherman begins his March to the Sea. The largely unopposed march across Georgia to Savannah is a psychological blow to the Confederacy, and a stunning conclusion to the Western Theater.

    To view video clips, images and additional information on Civil War: The Untold Story, follow the series on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CivilWarTheUntoldStory

    About Great Divide Pictures:
    The series is produced and directed by Chris Wheeler of Great Divide Pictures (greatdividepictures.com). For more than 20 years, Great Divide has been producing award-winning historical documentaries including: How the West Was Lost, Our Time in Hell: the Korean War, and Godspeed, John Glenn which was narrated by Walter Cronkite. Additionally, Great Divide has recently produced Visitor Center films for more than 25 National Parks, including Shiloh National Military Park, Chickamauga/Chattanooga National Military Park, and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

    About American Public Television (APT) has been a leading distributor of high-quality, top-rated programming to America’s public television stations since 1961. In 2010, APT distributed nearly half of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles. Among its 300 new program titles per year are prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramatic series, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies, including For Love of Liberty: The Story of America’s Black Patriots, A Ripple of Hope, Rick Steves' Europe, Newsline, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, America's Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Lidia's Italy, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, Murdoch Mysteries, Doc Martin, Rosemary & Thyme, The Rat Pack: Live and Swingin’, Johnny Mathis: Wonderful, Wonderful! and John Denver: The Wildlife Concert. APT also licenses programs internationally through its APT Worldwide service. In 2006, APT launched Create® – the TV channel featuring the best of public television's lifestyle programming. APT is also a partner in the WORLD™ channel expansion project including its web presence at WORLDcompass.org. For more information about APT’s programs and services, visit APTonline.org. For more information on Create, visit CreateTV.com.

    About Nashville Public Television:
    Nashville Public Television, Nashville’s PBS station, is available free and over-the-air to nearly 2.4 million people throughout the Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky viewing area, through its main NPT and secondary NPT2 channels, and to anyone in the world through its stable of NPT Digital services, including wnpt.org, YouTube and the PBS video app. The mission of NPT is to provide, through the power of traditional television and interactive digital communications, high quality educational, cultural and civic experiences that address issues and concerns of the people of the Nashville region, and which thereby help improve the lives of those we serve.


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    (BPRW) Wells Fargo Extends African American History Tour, Brings The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect Exhibition to Atlanta and Houston

    - Tour poised to dispel myths, encourage dialogue and promote storytelling around African Americans in the making of America -


    (BLACK PR WIRE) – CHARLOTTE, NC March 20, 2014 – As the nation commemorates the Civil War Sesquicentennial and the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) announces the extension of its national African American history celebratory tour through 2014, featuring renowned exhibition, The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect.

    The Kinsey Collection chronicles more than four hundred years of the contributions made by African Americans in American history. The collection includes artifacts and works of art demonstrating the artistic, historic, and cultural contributions and progress of African Americans. The exhibition features documents, artifacts, and photographs dating from 1600 to the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Jim Crow years, and the Civil Rights Movement.

    The exhibition has been seen at the Smithsonian Institution and 14 other venues, but never before in Atlanta or Huston. As part of Wells Fargo’s 2013 celebratory tour honoring the 150th anniversary of The Emancipation Proclamation, it traveled to leading African American museums including the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, the Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte, and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Baltimore.

    This year, the exhibition will contain more than 130 items, featuring never before displayed artifacts, including: a first edition of Solomon Northrup’s 12 Years a Slave, the basis of the Academy Award-winning film; W.E.B Dubois 1st edition copy of his ground breaking book Souls of Black Folks; and the earliest known African-American marriage record dating back to 1598.

    Through these objects, The Kinsey Collection seeks to dispel myths and promote dialogue about the role of African Americans in the making of America. Wells Fargo invites visitors of the collection to contemplate the items displayed and to reflect on the progress that African Americans have made in civil rights and social justice, as well as consider the work remaining to achieve equality.

    “Wells Fargo is excited to extend our national tour in collaboration with the Kinsey family. We are committed to sharing the stories of African Americans to recognize the heroes, and their collective experiences, which have helped define the American story,” says Lisa Frison, Wells Fargo, vice president, African American segment manager.

    The role of African Americans in the art and culture of early America was far richer than commonly thought – a contribution that has endured and flourished. At the same time, the end of slavery with the Civil War did not end the exploitation, violence, and neglect of the previously e Civil War Sesquicentennial and the fiftieth anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act enslaved and their descendants. Only through strength and commitment to social justice did African Americans secure their civil and human rights as a result of the Civil Rights Movement and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    Bernard Kinsey, avid collector, philanthropist, and educator, began this collection over 35 years ago with his wife, Shirley, and son, Khalil. Bernard was inspired to begin his collection after viewing an original bill of sale of William Johnson sold for $550 in 1832.

    “The Kinsey Collection strives to give our ancestors a voice, name, and personality, enabling the viewer to understand the challenges, obstacles, triumphs, and extraordinary sacrifice of African Americans who’ve greatly contributed to the success of this country,” says Bernard Kinsey.

    The exhibition’s combination of original documents, rare books, paintings and other works of art, early photographs and modern sculptures creates a unique and diverse experience, bringing history to life through art and artifacts. As visitors walk through the exhibition, they are fully immersed in a story of struggle for freedom, equality, and expression in American history – leaving the experience both educated and inspired.

    In addition to the traveling exhibit, Wells Fargo launched the Untold Stories: Our Inspired History campaign as a social extension of the tour. The campaign features a three-part short film series narrated by celebrity influencers, Jordin Sparks, Lauren London, and Lance Gross, taking viewers through specific points in history highlighting artifacts from The Kinsey Collection. The campaign also multiple video vignettes featuring prominent lifestyle bloggers sharing their personal stories.

    For more information on the Untold Stories: Our Inspired History campaign, please visit www.wellsfargo.com/kinseycollection.

    ABOUT WELLS FARGO:
    Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.5 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 locations, 12,000 ATMs, and the internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 264,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at blogs.wellsfargo.com.

    ABOUT THE KINSEY COLLECTION:
    The Kinsey Collection strives to Educate, Motivate & Inspire Americans to learn more about the remarkable contributions of African Americans in building America. The Kinsey Collection has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and scores of television/radio shows and newspapers/magazines nationally. It has been cited in three national awards including the nation’s highest honor, The President’s Medal for Museum and Library Services, and was selected as one of the “Top Ten exhibits to see in the world”. With their son Khalil, the Kinsey’s have developed a 198-page coffee table book that has been adopted by the State of Florida to teach African American history, and a companion lecture series titled “What You Didn’t Learn in High School History”. The Kinsey Collection exhibition has been on display in eight museums including the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, with an iteration of the collection showing at EPCOT Center, Walt Disney World Resort through 2015.


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    Rice students create Rubik’s Cube mosaic of Nelson Mandela in honor of Black History Month


    HOUSTON – (Feb. 3, 2014) – Rice University’s BioScience Research Collaborative building features a Rubik’s Cube mosaic of Nelson Mandela in honor of Black History Month.

    Rubik’s Cube mosaic of Nelson Mandela



    The mosaic, approximately 3.75 feet by 5.5 feet, was created by members of the Jones Graduate School of Business’ Rice Cube Club. They used 600 cube puzzles borrowed from the makers of the Rubik’s Cube. The project is on view in Rice Public Art’s pop-up gallery located in the BRC’s first-floor lobby at 6500 Main St.

    (Photos by Jeff Fitlow, videos by Brandon Martin)

    Sixty-second time lapse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd-bXkpf7Uk
    Full video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAVb1ZrpTUI
    Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ricepublicaffairs/12289033143/

    For more information, contact David Ruth, director of national media relations at Rice, at david@rice.edu or 713-348-6327.

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    Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.

    Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation's top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice's undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life multiple times by the Princeton Review and No. 2 for "best value" among private universities by Kiplinger's Personal Finance. To read "What they're saying about Rice," go to http://tinyurl.com/AboutRiceU.


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    “From Civil War to Civil Rights: Race, Regions and the Making of Public Memory”


    It is truly the perfect time, during Black History Month, to reflect on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and on the 50 years since the height of the Civil Rights Movement. As a society, we should look back to understand how these moments and the century between them transformed America’s history and continue to inform contemporary experiences.

    That is why Rhodes College’s Memphis Center is hosting a conference, “From Civil War to Civil Rights: Race, Regions and the Making of Public Memory” Feb. 27-March 1. Experts from around the nation will participate in discussions. They are historians, writers, teachers and artists, and they will pay particular attention to the way that the public memory of both events and their interconnections have shaped our understanding of race, the South, citizenship and American identity. There will be presentations, workshops, documentaries and musical performances.

    Among the presenters is Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor of The Atlantic who regularly blogs about politics, race, music, sports and pop culture. TIME named his blog one of the best in 2011. Coates also is author of a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood about growing up in Baltimore during the age of crack and with his father, a former Vietnam Vet and Black Panther who started his own underground black press. Here is a link to all of the presenters and the schedule.

    Rhodes’ Memphis Center, which focuses on the human experience of the Memphis and Mid-South from the Civil War through the Civil Rights era and beyond, opened in October 2012 with a keynote address by award-winning author Paula Giddings on “Celebrating Ida B. Wells at 150.” Other public lectures have focused on public education in Memphis, the story of Memphis’ catastrophic yellow fever epidemic of 1878, race and the recording industry in the U.S. South, the revitalization of areas throughout Memphis, and why Elvis remains relevant. The Memphis Center also supports Rhodes students’ interactions with Memphis organizations and neighborhoods as well as experiential learning opportunities in the community. This is its first conference.

    We certainly hope you can join us. I’m aware that travel budgets are tight, so if you would like to speak to one of the co-organizers, Professor Charles McKinley, about the goals and hoped for outcomes of this important event, I can put you in touch. Professor McKinney heads Rhodes African American Studies program and is a fellow of the Jamestown Project …his bio: http://www.rhodes.edu/history/20463_20508.asp


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    A Visit To The Zoo







    Did you know that blacks were kept in zoos like animals? It was actually common practice. This picture depicts a caged little black girl being fed in a petting zoo. This is the kind of treatment we endured. (read more)


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    “From Civil War to Civil Rights: Race, Regions and the Making of Public Memory”


    During Black History Month, Rhodes College’s Memphis Center will present the conference: “From Civil War to Civil Rights: Race, Regions and the Making of Public Memory” Feb. 27-March 1. Among the presenters is Ta-Nehisi Coates, senior editor of The Atlantic who regularly blogs about politics, race, music, sports and pop culture. TIME named his blog one of the best in 2011. Coates also is author of a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood about growing up in Baltimore during the age of crack and with his father, a former Vietnam Vet and Black Panther who started his own underground black press. Here is a link to all of the presenters and the schedule.

    Rhodes’ Memphis Center, which focuses on the human experience of the Memphis and Mid-South from the Civil War through the Civil Rights era and beyond, opened in October 2012 with a keynote address by award-winning author Paula Giddings on “Celebrating Ida B. Wells at 150.” Other public lectures have focused on public education in Memphis, the story of Memphis’ catastrophic yellow fever epidemic of 1878, race and the recording industry in the U.S. South, the revitalization of areas throughout Memphis, and why Elvis remains relevant. The Memphis Center also supports Rhodes students’ interactions with Memphis organizations and neighborhoods as well as experiential learning opportunities in the community. This is its first conference.


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    Award-Winning Black History Documentary To Air in Albany GA on Saturday, February 1st?


    - The Lessons of Hayti, winner of Best Documentary at the 2013 Harlem International Film Festival and Best Historical Documentary at the 2013 AFI World Peace Initiative in East Hampton, New York, will air in Albany, GA on ESWG-TV (My9) on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Noon. -

    The documentary, produced by Harlem filmmakers, Edward Harris, Jr, Terry A. Boyd and Byron C. Hunter, in association with Alva Pictures, began it's national syndication run on January 18-19, 2014, with broadcasts in New Orleans, Milwaukee and Minneapolis/St Paul. The Lessons of Hayti television broadcasts will run across the country through early March 2014, covering all of Black History Month, reaching more than 70% of African American households.

    The Lessons of Hayti details the historic rise of African American self-determination and economic empowerment following the Civil War and highlights a period in American history that saw more than 100 independent Black towns and more than 70 Historic Black Colleges and Universities built within 40 years of President Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.

    The Lessons of Hayti will also be featured at the 22nd Annual Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles on Friday, February 7th and Tuesday, February 11th, 2014.

    A listing of confirmed stations and times is attached below. Additional listings and cities will be announced when they are confirmed.For more information about The Lessons of Hayti, please visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at http://thelessonsofhayti.com

    To see "The Lessons of Hayti" trailer or to order a DVD, please visit http://thelessonsofhayti.com

    Contact: Byron Hunter
    byronchunter@yahoo.com

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    AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH
    GIVE YOUR VOICE: HONOR BLACK HISTORY
    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, FROM NOON TO 5 PM


    - MUSICAL PERFORMANCES INCLUDE YOUNG PEOPLE’S CHORUS OF NEW YORK CITY,
    THE NEW ORLEANS SWAMP DONKEYS TRADITIONAL JASS BAND,
    AND NEA JAZZ MASTER DELFEAYO MARSALIS WITH SPECIAL GUEST HIP-HOP ARTIST DARRYL “DMC” MCDANIELS FROM RUN-DMC -


    The American Museum of Natural Historycelebrates Black History Month with Give Your Voice: Honor Black History on Saturday, February 8, from noon to 5 pm. The festivities, which include family-friendly activities and live musical performances, arepresented in association with Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group. The program will include the world premiere of new works and special arrangements composed for the Young People’s Chorus of New York City by NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis with the support of the American Museum of Natural History.

    Hosted by television journalist and fashion model Gail O’Neill, the Museum’s celebration features artists whose unique voices are helping to define some of this country’s most dynamic cultural expressions: Camille A. Brown & Dancers; composer-pianist Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes; the award-winning Young People’s Chorus of New York City with Francisco J. Núñez, Artistic Director/Founder, The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band; and returning favorites Delfeayo Marsalis with special guest Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of the multi-platinum hip-hop group Run-DMC.

    The day’s activities, performers, and artists include:
    12 pm, 1 pm, and 2 pm in the Hall of Birds of the World: Mayte Natalio and Francine E. Ott, ensemble members of Camille A. Brown and Dancers, will run dance workshops rooted in African/African-American traditions. Noon in the Hall of African Peoples: Alex de Voogt, assistant curator, Division of Anthropology, and mancala scholar, will lead his ever-popular mancala game-playing sessions.

    4 pm in the LeFrak Theater: The Young People’s Chorus of New York City and the Delfeayo Marsalis Sextet will perform five works composed by Delfeayo Marsalis, including two world premieres. One of these, Dream on Robben, was inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela. The sextet will be joined onstage by Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. 5 pm in the LeFrak Theater: The New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band will lead a celebratory, second-line parade, followed by a meet-and-greet and CD- signing with all of the artists.

    Support for Global Weekends is provided, in part, by the Sidney, Milton and Leoma Simon Foundation, the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation, Inc., the family of Frederick H. Leonhardt, and the Weinig Foundation. Give Your Voice: Honor Black History is co-presented by Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group.

    American Museum of Natural History (amnh.org)
    The American Museum of Natural History, founded in 1869, is one of the world¹s preeminent scientific, educational, and cultural institutions. The Museum encompasses 45 permanent exhibition halls, including the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Hayden Planetarium, as well as galleries for temporary exhibitions. It is home to the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial, New York State’s official memorial to its 33rd governor and the nation’s 26th president, and a tribute to Roosevelt’s enduring legacy of conservation. The Museum’s five active research divisions and three cross-disciplinary centers support 200 scientists, whose work draws on a world-class permanent collection of more than 32 million specimens and artifacts, as well as specialized collections for frozen tissue and genomic and astrophysical data, and one of the largest natural history libraries in the world. Through its Richard Gilder Graduate School, it is the only American museum authorized to grant the Ph.D. degree. In 2012, the Museum began offering a pilot Master of Arts in Teaching program with a specialization in Earth science. Approximately 5 million visitors from around the world came to the Museum last year, and its exhibitions and Space Shows can be seen in venues on five continents. The Museum’s website and collection of apps for mobile devices extend its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs to millions more beyond its walls. Visit (amnh.org) for more information.
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    “BREATH OF FREEDOM”


    - THE LARGELY UNTOLD STORY OF HOW WORLD WAR II AND ITS AFTERMATH SET THE STAGE FOR THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

    TWO-HOUR SPECIAL NARRATED BY CUBA GOODING, JR. PREMIERES MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17 AT 8PM ET/PT ON SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL™

    General Colin Powell and Congressman John Lewis Among Those Interviewed in Black History Month Premiere -


    New York, January 23, 2014 – They fought for democracy in a segregated army and marched as conquerors into a country in ruins. Finding a “breath of freedom” in post-World War II Germany, African-American soldiers experienced for the first time what it felt like to be treated as equals—and returned home determined to change their country. This largely unknown chapter in American history is told in BREATH OF FREEDOM, a new two-hour documentary narrated by Academy-Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Red Tails, Men of Honor) premiering Monday, February 17 at 8pm ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.

    Featuring interviews with former Secretary of State General Colin Powell and Congressman John Lewis, this is the remarkable story of how World War II and its aftermath played a huge role in the Civil Rights Movement. It’s a story told through the powerful recollections of veterans like Charles Evers, brother of slain Civil Rights icon Medgar Evers. From the beginning, black soldiers felt the absurdity of being asked to fight for freedom while being denied it in their own army. “My brother and I and all the other young negroes, we couldn’t stay in the same barracks with the white soldiers,” Evers says. “We couldn’t eat in the same dining hall with the white soldiers. We had all white officers.”

    “The military had actually built a separate air base just to train blacks,” recalls Roscoe Brown, who would become one of the legendary Tuskegee airmen. “So the segregation was so silly and stupid, they would spend money to build a separate air base to keep blacks separate from whites.”

    BREATH OF FREEDOM traces African-American soldiers from Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge, when American forces faced such a crisis that they had no choice but to break the rule of strict segregation and allow black soldiers to fight side by side with whites. As the fighting neared an end, one young black soldier, Leon Bass, experienced first-hand the horror of racism under Nazi Germany when he helped liberate the Buchenwald concentration camp. “I was an angry young black soldier when I came into that camp, and I was wondering why I was fighting this war, but now a transformation had taken place,” Bass says. “Something had changed me. And I realized, human suffering is not relegated to just me.”

    African-American soldiers who were stationed in Germany after the war experienced a situation that was completely new to them. They were served in restaurants, they could have relationships with white women, and for the first time in their lives they discovered what it was like to be respected. For these soldiers, it was a defining experience.

    As a young lieutenant in the army, General Powell was stationed in Germany in 1959 when he experienced what he called in his autobiography a “breath of freedom.” He remarks in the film, how despite the gains being made in the U.S. at the time, black soldiers “were in many ways better off when we were stationed in Germany.”

    After serving in World War II, Medgar Evers returned home to Mississippi and became one of the state’s leading Civil Rights activists. His wartime experiences gave him skills he put to good use in organizing for change, but his growing prominence also made him a target. On June 12, 1963, Evers was shot and killed outside of his home in Jackson – ironically, by another World War II veteran who was white.

    Another young Civil Rights activist, Congressman John Lewis, often risked his life, at times side by side with veterans. In the film he comments, “These black veterans identified with the civil rights movement and became a part of it. They felt, that they had gone abroad fighting for democracy and equality. And now we have to come back home and fight again. And they did fight.”

    Among the interviews featured in BREATH OF FREEDOM are:

    • Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African-American History and Culture, whose father served in Germany.

    • Roscoe Brown, one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen and former squadron commander of the 100th Fighter Squadron of the 332nd Fighter Group.

    • Dr. Leon Bass, stationed in England and Germany during the war. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was one of the liberators of the Buchenwald concentration camp in 1945.

    • Harold Linton, former GI who was stationed at Tempelhof in Berlin in 1960. He experienced the Berlin airlift and the construction of the Berlin Wall. He met his wife Ingrid while serving in Germany.

    • Joseph Hairston, an officer who served with an artillery regiment in Italy, and went on to become the army’s first black helicopter pilot. In the 1960s, he was an organizer in the Civil Rights Movement.

    • Judge Charles V. Johnson, who joined the Navy in 1948 and was stationed in Germany. After returning to the United States, he got involved in the Civil Rights Movement and was president of the local NAACP chapter in Seattle.

    • Walter Patrice, the first African-American from his hometown of Poughkeepsie, NY to be commissioned as an officer. He was drafted in 1943, and then went to Great Britain, France, Belgium and Germany leading a Pioneer Battalion. After his return from Germany, he became active in the NAACP.

    • Jon Hendricks, World War II veteran that would go on to become a well-known jazz musician and member of the legendary vocal trio, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross.

    BREATH OF FREEDOM is produced by Broadview TV, Smithsonian Networks, and MDR/ARTE. Broadview TV is one of the leading independent German documentary production companies. Director is Dag Freyer. Executive Producers for Smithsonian Channel are Joy Galane, Charles Poe and David Royle.

    Smithsonian Channel is owned by Smithsonian Networks, a joint venture between Showtime Networks Inc. and the Smithsonian Institution. Its programs are largely inspired by the assets of the world’s largest museum complex. Smithsonian Channel features award-winning original documentaries, series, and groundbreaking programs highlighting America’s historical, cultural and scientific heritage. Smithsonian Channel brings the American experience home in high definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 and is available to customers of DirecTV, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications, Cablevision, Verizon, AT&T, and more. Learn more at www.smithsonianchannel.com.


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    Kendrick Lamar Ushers in a New Audience for JET Magazine


    - Hip-Hop’s new super star covers annual Black History issue -

    CHICAGO, Ill. (January 24, 2014) — Award season is in full swing. In celebration of the new direction, JET magazine breaks with tradition to feature the young, talented and critically acclaimed rap artist Kendrick Lamar — who has seven Grammy nominations for his latest album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City — on the cover for the Black History issue.

    “I always seen [JET magazine] every time I walked into the house,” said Lamar. “It was always there. So I already knew that it had to hold some type of weight. Being a young cat, I had to know, since this magazine is right here all the time, it must be a powerful magazine. So it’s a privilege just to be a part of it, and for Black History Month, it’s a beautiful thing.”

    The artist, renowned for delivering thought-provoking lyrics that center around social issues, shares the ways in which his passionate storytelling is impacting lives. In JET magazine’s exclusive interview, the hip-hop star reveals everything from his social responsibility to why the music industry needs more than good hooks and catchy tracks.

    “Hip-hop plays a huge part in Black history,” says Lamar. “It’s bigger than music. Entertainers are actually leading a generation today as role models, whether they want to or not.”

    Acknowledging that his fans are deeply influenced by what he says, Lamar also discusses being conscious of the messages he delivers in his music.

    “The songs aren’t for me,” he says. “They are for that person who needs to hear them. People who live their lives to this music. So I take it a little further than just coming up with a clever line.”

    Additionally, the rapper opens up about the array of Black men — including iconic figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and those closer to home, such as his father — who molded his character.

    “My earliest role model is my father, then my uncles Lil Man and Bobby,” Lamar shared. “These are the cats who I felt handled their business and took care of their family.”

    He also talks about how hip-hop’s business savvy moguls have chiseled his ambition.

    “People forget that Jay Z is from the projects – but that inspires me,” continued Lamar. “If this guy can go from the streets to the corporate world, that lets me know I’m open for anything.”

    Readers can read the article in its entirety and more in the February 17issue of JET magazine, on newsstands January 27.

    http://www.jetmag.com/entertainment/jet-cover-kendrick-lamar/

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    About JET
    JET is the No. 1 African-American news digest and has more than seven million readers. The publication was initially billed as “The Weekly Negro News Magazine,” and is noted for its role in chronicling the early days of the Civil Rights movement. Today’s coverage includes current events, entertainment news, healthy living tips, and fashion and beauty tips. JET was one of the first publications to report on the death of Jordan Davis and Kendrick Johnson, and to do a special investigative report on missing Black children. The magazine has been a staple in homes and businesses of Black Americans since 1951, bringing life to its popular catchphrase: “If it isn’t in JET, it didn’t happen.” JET is the beloved bible of African-Americans and ranks No. 4 in reader engagement. JET franchises include Beauty of Week, Love, and the Fantastic Fathers Father's Day contest. JET is the first look resource for dynamic, credible and entertaining information regarding the African-American community.

    If it’s hot, if it’s happening, it’s JET!
    Visit JETmag.com. “Like” GetJetMag on Facebook, Follow @GetJetMag on Twitter


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    To Commemorate Black History Month Shelter Island Releases

    The Contradictions of Fair Hope


    - An Award Winning Documentary That Explores the Legacy of Black History in the South Executive Produced by S. Epatha Merkerson
    Directed by S. Epatha Merkerson and Rockell Metcalf
    Written by Rockell Metcalf
    Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg
    Music by Christian McBride
    DVD Available on January 14, 2014 -


    NEW YORK – December 5, 2013 – This powerful and riveting documentary examines a little known aspect of American history, when newly freed slaves throughout the South formed “benevolent societies” to respond to abject hunger, illness and fear of a pauper’s grave. Setting the stage in rural Alabama, prior to Emancipation, the film traces the developments, struggles, contributions and gradual loss of traditions of one of the last remaining African American benevolent societies known as “The Fair Hope Benevolent Society.”

    The Contradictions of Fair Hope


    The Contradictions of Fair Hope


    The Contradictions of Fair Hope


    The Contradictions of Fair Hope




    The Contradictions of Fair Hope provides an unprecedented look at the complex and morally ambiguous world of Fair Hope juxtaposed against the worldly pleasures of what has become known as the annual “Foot Wash” celebration. The film contrasts deity and the devil, preaching and prostitution, gospel and guns, devotion and drugs and heaven and hell.

    Following a highly successful festival run in which it won numerous awards, The Contradictions of Fair Hope will be released on DVD and digital platforms on January 14, 2014 by Shelter Island at a suggested retail price of $24.98.

    “a[n] unwavering lesson of identity and pride” -- Indiewire

    The Contradictions of Fair Hope is the first feature documentary project for S. Epatha Merkerson, best known for her role as Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on NBC’s Law & Order. Merkerson is an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG and Image Award winner for her performance in the HBO movie Lackawanna Blues. She is also a veteran theatre actress who has won a Helen Hayes Award, two Obie awards, nominated for two Lucille Lortel and two Tony Awards.

    Rockell Metcalf is Vice President and Chief Counsel at Ameriprise Financial, Inc., where he concentrates on broker- dealer, marketing and banking law. The Contradictions of Fair Hope is his first feature documentary project.

    Merkerson and Metcalf recruited an illustrious award-winning production team for the film with narration by Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg and original music composed by Grammy Award winner Christian McBride. The film’s editor, Arielle Amsalem, won an Emmy for the documentary “By the People: The Election of Barack Obama.”

    The Contradictions of Fair Hope has won multiple awards including Best Documentary at Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Paul Robeson Best Documentary at Newark Black Film Festival, Jury Award Best Documentary at Teaneck International Film Festival, Best Feature Film at Texas Black Film Festival, Dikalo Award at Festival International Du Film Panafricain, and Henry Hampton Award at Roxbury International Film Festival. At the San Diego Black Film Festival, it won “Filmmakers Choice,” “Best Film” and “Best Direction.” The documentary has also screened at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard University, Fordham University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

    The DVD includes extensive bonus materials including
    Spirituals
    Prayer
    Society Turnout / Foot Wash
    Magic’s Girls
    Tales of Mike Moten
    Music recording studio session with the Christian McBride Band and Alyson Williams in the Avatar Recording Studio

    About Shelter Island
    New York City based home entertainment label Shelter Island was founded in 2012 and is known for distributing high quality, critically acclaimed independent titles to a worldwide audience. Shelter Island’s catalog includes the powerful feature-length documentary, Whittle – The Jet Pioneer, Emmy® award-winner Journey of the Universe, critically acclaimed adventure film, Into the Cold and the Parents’ Choice ® award-winning Drawing with Mark series. Shelter Island is the sister label of home entertainment companies True Mind and Disinformation, all operating under the rebranded film entertainment and electronic media company, TDC Entertainment. Shelter Island releases are distributed by Entertainment One throughout North America. For more information on Shelter Island, its catalog and upcoming releases, visit http://shelterisland.net.

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    THE CONTRADICTIONS OF FAIR HOPE

    Pre-order date: December 3, 2013 Genre: Documentary (other)
    Street date: January 14, 2014 Sug. Retail Price: $24.98
    Rating: NR ISBN #: 978-1-939517-12-8
    Running Time: 67 minutes + 40 mins. extras UPC #: 826262010096
    Language: English Screeners & Artwork: Available upon request


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    (BPRW) Celebrities Share “Untold Stories” of The Kinsey Collection as Part of Wells Fargo’s Yearlong Celebratory Program


    - National art tour in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation continues with storytelling campaign -

    (BLACK PR WIRE) – San Francisco, July 17, 2013 – Wells Fargo & Company joins forces with a few of the most recognizable faces in entertainment for an interactive campaign to extend its year-long celebratory tour featuring The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey - Where Art and History Intersect. The renowned collection features African American art and artifacts chronicling the African American experience from the 1600’s to present. Jordin Sparks, Lauren London, Lance Gross and Talib Kweli serve as featured curators in a four-part short film series, “Untold Stories: Our Inspired History,” that consists of documentary-style narrations taking viewers through specific points in history represented by artifacts in The Kinsey Collection. The series can be viewed online at www.youtube.com/wellsfargo. Additionally, fans are encouraged to join in the conversation and share their own untold stories via Twitter using the #KinseyUntold hashtag.

    “Wells Fargo’s primary goal in collaborating with the Kinsey family to bring this collection to audiences across the country was to create an opportunity for others to engage in dialogue around the rich history of African Americans.” says Lisa Frison, African American segment manager, “The Untold Stories campaign is an exciting extension of this partnership, and an innovative way to continue the discussion about the significant contributions of African Americans.”

    The series is designed to educate viewers about the historical impact of African American history on modern life using the perspective of each celebrity curator. In one video, Lance Gross describes the trials faced by Josiah Walls, an early African American statesmen in the 41st and 42nd Congress. Another features Jordin Sparks sharing the accomplishments of a young Phillis Wheatley, the first African American woman poet to be published.

    “The Kinsey Collection strives to give our ancestors a voice, name and personality, enabling the viewer to understand the challenges, obstacles, triumphs and extraordinary sacrifice of African Americans who’ve greatly contributed to the success of this country,” said Bernard Kinsey, “We are delighted to join with Wells Fargo in honoring the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation by sharing this collection with national audiences.”

    The Wells Fargo “Untold Stories: Our Inspired History” campaign extends into social media with the launch of multiple video vignettes (scheduled for July) featuring prominent lifestyle bloggers sharing their personal stories. The robust social media influencer strategy aims to broaden the reach of the campaign by tapping into the networks of each influencer to emphasize the role of history and its significance to today. Denene Millner —participating influencer and New York Times Bestselling Author named one of the most influential black female writers by Black Voices— recently shared personal reflections via her popular My Brown Baby blog on the Family First short film featuring Talib Kweli.

    For more information or details on the “Untold Stories: Our Inspired History” campaign, please visit www.wellsfargo.com/kinseycollection.

    An exhibition of the renowned Kinsey Collection is currently on tour in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Presented by Wells Fargo, the tour officially launched during Black History Month at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco, CA. On June 29, the tour kicked off its second stop at the Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte, NC. It will move to Baltimore’s Reginald F. Lewis Museum in November.

    For a limited time, customers wishing to “own a piece” of the collection can personalize their Wells Fargo debit and/or credit card with a select piece of art from The Kinsey Collection. Customers can visit Wells Fargo Card Design StudioTM at: www.wellsfargo.com/carddesignstudio and select Kinsey Art in the image library.

    About Wells Fargo
    Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.4 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, and the Internet (wellsfargo.com), and has offices in more than 35 countries to support the bank’s customers who conduct business in the global economy. With more than 270,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 25 on Fortune’s 2013 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy all our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially.

    About The Kinsey Collection
    The Kinsey Collection strives to Educate, Motivate & Inspire Americans to learn more about the remarkable contributions of African Americans in building America. The Kinsey Collection has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and scores of television/radio shows and newspapers/magazines nationally. It has been cited in three national awards including the nation’s highest honor, The President’s Medal for Museum and Library Services, and was selected as one of the “Top Ten exhibits to see in the world”. With their son Khalil, the Kinsey’s have developed a 198-page coffee table book that has been adopted by the State of Florida to teach African American history, and a companion lecture series titled “What You Didn’t Learn in High School History”. The Kinsey Collection exhibition has been on display in eight museums including the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, with an iteration of the collection showing at EPCOT Center, Walt Disney World Resort through 2015.

    The Kinsey Collection

    “One decision, one step in the right direction can change the lives of so many.” Actress, Lauren London and the Kinsey Family reflect on a letter by Carrie Kinsey-whom Bernard Kinsey is a direct descendent of- in Tenacity of Hope. The letter, addressed to President Roosevelt, pleads for his help to find her brother who she believes had been sold by a man of color.



    The Kinsey Collection

    “What people often forget is African American history is American history.” In The First, actor Lance Gross discusses African American “firsts” within our U.S. Government.



    The Kinsey Collection

    “As a father and husband I know what it feels like to have to do whatever it takes to ensure that your family has the best possible life.” Family First features hip-hop artist Talib Kweli. He touches upon a letter written by Mary Ann Graham, a slave owner in Washington, granting Henry Butler the opportunity to purchase the freedom of his wife and four children.



    The Kinsey Collection

    Denene Millner will be the first of eight bloggers collaborating with Wells Fargo to share their own personal untold stories as part of a video series, an extension of the Untold Stories campaign. Her video will be available via her blog http://www.mybrownbaby.com and at http://www.youtube.com/wellsfargo in July.



    The Kinsey Collection

    “The greatest gift you can give a child is their ability to dream. Whatever they are able to dream will shape the man or women they become.” Genius features, singer/actress Jordin Sparks as she retells the story of a young Phillis Wheatley, a former slave who became the first published African American woman poet.



    The Kinsey Collection

    For a limited time, Wells Fargo customers can select 1 of 3 special Kinsey Collection debit/credit card designs featuring art pieces hand selected by the Kinsey Family. Design your card today in the Wells Fargo card design studio at https://http://www.wellsfargo.com/credit-cards/design/





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    Media
    Valerie Miller Williams
    704-383-8025

    Media
    C. Nicole Pierce
    312-228-8820
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    PBS Green-Lights Updated Format of HISTORY DETECTIVES


    - New Format Investigating Iconic Mysteries Debuts in 2014 -

    Alexandria, VA -- July 8, 2013 -- PBS announced today a new format of HISTORY DETECTIVES to air in 2014. Comprised of four one-hour programs, HDSI—HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATION (w.t.), introduces the fresh perspective of a new detective and focuses on a single story per episode. The new episodes will air as part of a block of history programming and offer viewers a night of intriguing glimpses into our past.

    Kaiama (ki YA ma) Glover will join forces with two veteran History Detectives, Wes Cowan and Tukufu Zuberi to collectively investigate each mystery from all angles. Glover is a professor at Barnard College, Columbia University, where she teaches literature of the French-speaking Caribbean and sub-Saharan West African cinema.

    Kaiama (ki YA ma) Glover, Wes Cowan and Tukufu Zuberi
    Credit: Stephanie Berger & Asiya Khaki

    Each new hour-long episode will ask probing questions behind a single iconic mystery from America's past. What was behind the tragic sinking of the SS Sultana at the end of the American Civil War? Can we solve the mystery of the Austin Servant Girl Murders of the 1880s? Did a Mafia kingpin’s darkest secret trigger Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance? And what led to the mysterious disappearance of big band leader Glenn Miller during World War II?

    The HDSI team will bring cutting edge tools to some of our biggest historical mysteries. As they unearth fresh evidence, sift through clues and crisscross the country in search of answers, they reveal new perspectives on stories we thought we knew.

    “We are thrilled to bring the detectives back to solve famous mysteries from American history,” said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager of General Audience Programming for PBS. “With the new program format and a fresh face added to the team, HDSI sheds new light on historical moments and revamps a treasured show.”

    PBS will announce airdates as soon as they become available.

    View past episodes of HISTORY DETECTIVES on our website at http://pbs.org/historydetectives. “Like” HISTORY DETECTIVES on Facebook and follow the detectives on Twitter. HISTORY DETECTIVES SPECIAL INVESTIGATION will be a co-production of Lion Television and Oregon Public Broadcasting for PBS.

    About Lion Television
    Lion Television creates hundreds of hours of programming every year from its production bases in the UK and U.S. Lion currently has more than 200 hours in production specializing in entertainment, daytime, ambitious science and history shows.

    About OPB
    OPB is the largest cultural and education institution in Oregon and southern Washington, delivering excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most-used and most-supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by its members.

    About PBS
    PBS, with its over 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 120 million people through television and over 29 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and its website, pbskids.org, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS PressRoom on Twitter.

    – PBS –

    CONTACTS:
    Eileen Campion, Roslan Campion PR, 212-966-4600; Eileen@rc-pr.com
    Carrie Johnson, Public Broadcasting System, 703-739-5129; cjohnson@pbs.org
    Pat Kruis, Oregon Public Broadcasting, 503-293-1933; pkruis@opb.org


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  78. Martin Luther King Papers Project ...
    Interesting and provocative.

  79. Mba Mbulu...
    Black Studies, Mba Mbulu, Religion, Black Nationalism, Integration, Black History, Leadership, International Law, Black Government, Profiles In Black, Black Declaration of Independence.

  80. Museum of African American History...
    The Museum of African American History, Boston, is a not-for-profit cultural institution dedicated to preserving, conserving and accurately interpreting the contributions of African Americans.

  81. Negroartist.com...
    The primary aim of this website is to encourage research activity on people of African descent and to provide information to the study of the African Diaspora.

  82. Negro Baseball Leagues ...
    Dedicated to the generation of ballplayers who were denied the opportunity to play in the major leagues because of factors other than their ability to play the game of baseball.

  83. NMAAHC...
    National Museum of African American History and Culture.

  84. Ol' Auction Block in Luray, VA....
    Through the years the story of the slave block has been kept alive by word of mouth among the inhabitants of the Shenandoah Valley.

  85. Ontario Black History Society...
    The Ontario Black History Society (OBHS) is a non-profit registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black History and heritage.

  86. Our Shared History...
    Our Shared History, African American Heritage.

  87. Pitchblack Baseball ...
    Pitch Black Baseball.Com celebrates Negro League baseball and honors the men and women who blazed the trail that Jackie Robinson followed in integrating the Major Leagues.

  88. Seacoast New Hampshire Black History...
    The history of African Americans in New Hampshire.

  89. Small Towns Black Lives...
    Photographic documentary, art and history project of African American communities in southern New Jersey.

  90. Sojourn to the Past...
    Students learn about the civil rights movement by taking expeditions to the South and meeting movement veterans.

  91. The African-American Mosaic Exhibition...
    This exhibit marks the publication of The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture.

  92. The African-American Pamphlets...
    The African-American Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection, 1880 - 1920, contains 351 rare pamphlets offering insight into attitudes and ideas of African-Americans between Reconstruction and the First World War.

  93. The Civil Rights Era...
    African American Odyssey: The Civil Rights Era (Part 1).

  94. The Griot Museum of Black History & Culture...
    Only the second of its kind the country, The Griot Museum of Black History & Culture opened as The Black World History Wax Museum in February 1997. St. Louis, MO.

  95. The Historical Society ...
    The African Diaspora. The historical society of world history.

  96. The John Henrik Clarke Africana Library ...
    The John Henrik Clarke Africana Library, also known as the Africana Library provides a special collection focusing on the history and culture of people of African ancestry.

  97. The Massachusetts Historical Society...
    An independent research library and manuscript repository. Its holdings encompass millions of rare and unique documents and artifacts vital to the study of American history.

  98. The Internet African American History Challenge ...
    The internet African American history challenge.

  99. The Trials of The Scottsboro Boys...
    Information and analyses on the struggle for justice of nine teenage boys accused of the gang rape (in 1931) of two white girls in Alabama, and their several legal trials in the 1930s.

  100. Third Person, First Person...
    Slave Voices From The Special Collections Library. Broadside Collection, Special Collections Library, Duke University.

  101. Time Line of African American History...
    A time line of African American history (1852-1880) from the Library of Congress.

  102. Timeline of the American Civil Rights Movements ...
    Information about 1954 - Brown vs. Board of Education, 1955 - Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1957 - Desegregation at Little Rock, 1960 - Sit-in Campaign, 1961 - Freedom Rides and much much more! Photos.

  103. Today in African American History ...
    The People & Events That Have Shaped Black Culture and History. Today in African American History is a collection of information assembled over the years in my love for the African American culture.

  104. Tulsa Reparations Coalition...
    The report by the Oklahoma commission to study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, The coalition is working to get reparations.

  105. Underground Railroad...
    Underground Railroad--History of Slavery, Pictures, Information.

  106. Underground Railroad in New York...
    Underground Railroad in New York - New York History Net.

  107. USF Africana Heritage Project...
    Rediscovering Records of African American Genealogy and History.

  108. Where in the heck is Allensworth, CA...
    Historical account on Colonel Allen Allensworth and the town named after him.

















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