75 minutes run time
How slaves learned to read and write and how some went to college, what racists did to destroy black business districts, names of black millionaires in the 1800's and so much more.
We examine what happen in Tusla, OK
(Black Wall Street) and we name business districts that were destroyed with construction of freeways.
I was a guest on Fox news in Cincinnati
March 7 Toledo, Oh Radisson Hotel at University of Toledo 3100 Glendale Ave 5:30 Admission $10
March 13 Austin, Tx , Carver Branch Public Library 1161 Angelina St. 6:30, Complimentary Admission
March 14th Houston, Tx, Shrine of the Black Madonna, 5309 Martin Luther King Blvd. 7pm Complimentary admission
In 2019, we showed in Salt Lake City, UT at Flow Art Space Gallery, during Sundance Film Festival, Anne Arundel Community College, Cleveland African American Museum, TBEIC Building in Warren, Oh.
In 2018 we've had a showing in
Sacramento, San Francisco, San Diego, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Louisville, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Yeadon, PA, Columbia, MD, Wilmington, DE, East Orange, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas. Montgomery, AL, Birmingham, AL, Little Rock, AK, Pine Bluff, AK, and it returned to Atlanta, GA.
We are looking for organizations to host a showing in their city, if you're interested contact us and lets make it happen.
It premiered at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
Then the very next week it showed in Harlem, NY for two shows, Maysles theatre and Harlem YMCA and then the next week in Hollywood, CA at the Women's Club of Hollywood.
The strategy has been to self distributed so with personal funds various venues across the country have been rented to host a showing.
Now as a result of the rave reviews colleges and various organizations are hosting showings and preferred option.
At our showing we usually have a pre-reception with speakers, showing the film then Q&A .
*In Los Angeles it showed in Hollywood
*Received a proclamation from the Toledo City Council
*An original Tuskegee Airman attended our Cincinnati showing
*It showed at the Association of the Study of Black Life and History conference
*It showed at the Harlem YMCA
*In Las Vegas and San Jose, some people hosted a private reception
*Article in Los Angeles Sentinel, New Orleans Tribune, Toledo Journal and Chicago Defender (Click here to read the article)
*TV interview in Detroit, and Cincinnati
*Radio interview in New Orleans, Houston, Toledo and Philadelphia
Anthony Brogdon is the creator
He got the idea to produce this documentary after finding video footage of a black business event he produced in 1994 which featured several black business owners who operated in the 1940's.
Production took two years to complete.
He has one other film
The Great Detroit a documentary
Released in 2014.
Up next is Foot Soldiers a drama about the relationship between a mentor and mentee, due to start production in 2018. We'll start a crowd funding campaign June 1st (details soon)
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