Thank you for your prospective interest in our diversity programming. AugustineMonica Films features three signature diversity programs.
Emmy®-nominated journalist, historian and documentary filmmaker Clennon L. King opens each program with remarks, preparing audiences for what they are about to experience. He follows the films and/or slideshow, leading a discussion around the central subtext of the narratives: race - its history, its impact and legacy, both then, and in the here-and-now.
King, whose father was a lawyer for Dr. King (no relation), rounds out the conversation with a spirited question and answer session, where the inevitable question is raised: "Where do we go from here?"
To preview the two documentaries, click here for "Passage" and click here for "Fair Game". To sample the post screening discussion, click Post Discussion Sample. To get a sense of the content of the "MLK'S Boston Years" slideshow and lecture, click the hyperlink. And for further questions, including pricing, click our Event Contact. Thank you.
Since 2015, AugustineMonica Films has traveled extensively, offering its signature diversity programs to scores of institutions from coast to coast. The organizations run the gamut, from colleges and university, to libraries and museums, to governmental agencies, secondary schools and private companies. Several have booked us multiple times. For a full listing of who has hosted us, please visit our Clients page. For a sense of what audiences and the media are saying, please visit our Testimonials and Press pages. And for a visual of what a program looks like in real time, please visit our Photo Gallery. Thank you.
Documentaries, archival photos and ephemera - at their best - have the power to educate, illuminate and empower those who experience them. It's why we at AugustineMonica Films uses them as art forms to help engage, foster and create a space to effect social change. It's also why organizations, looking to have that difficult conversation around race and cultural fluency, use our diversity programming.
In the racially-charged environment America currently finds itself, these programs offer a thoughtful point of departure to constructively discuss racism as the pervasive issue that it is. Put another way, we offer a framework to study history, assess its impact and safely engage in a conversation about it -- so as not to repeat it.
For programming questions, availability and pricing quotes, please visit our Event Contact page. Thank you for your prospective interest.
Award-winning filmmaker Clennon L. King personally introduces one of two groundbreaking documentaries he directed with narratives that center around a racial incident in a Southern town in the 1960s.
Audiences view either the documentary, "Passage at St. Augustine: The 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement That Transformed America" or "Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching".
(Click the hyperlinks above to learn more about each film.)
Film director then leads the audience in a thoughtful discussion around the film's content and its central subtext around race. King then follows that conversation with a spirited question and answer session.
Set in "The Nation's Oldest City", this film is about the bloodiest campaign of the entire Civil Rights Movement that led directly to the passage of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, which outlawed Jim Crow segregation from coast to coast.
Using riveting archival footage and first-hand accounts of frontline veterans, "Passage at St. Augustine: The 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement That Transformed America" employs more than 45 voices help tell the story.
Indeed, the film serves as a time machine, where viewers are transported back to the early '60s, and hear first-hand from those on both sides of the battle: civil rights foot soldiers, field lieutenants, Klansmen, segregationists, White House insiders, journalists, law enforcement, clergy and more. And despite LBJ and MLK headlining this real life cast, audiences invariably come away from this hourlong film asking how a campaign so pivotal is hardly a footnote in the annals of history.
Set in rural Southwest Georgia, "Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching" is a vivid portrait of a town notorious for lynchings.
As JFK was making a White House run in May 1960, a 24-year-old Black Navy vet, from Bayonne, New Jersey, joined a friend on a road trip home.
But little did James Fair, Jr. know how ill-timed his arrival in rural Early County, Georgia would be.
Less than three days later, he’d find himself facing Georgia's electric chair for the rape and murder of an 8-year old girl he didn't know.
This narrative chronicles the riveting 26-month campaign spearheaded by Fair's mother, who stopped at nothing - raising the money, mobilizing the media and assembling a crackerjack legal team willing to go to the mat for her son.
Featuring Clinton presidential advisor Vernon Jordan, a law clerk on the case, and former White House cabinet secretary Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, who hails from the town where the case unfolded, the 65-minute film offers an unforgettable portrait of Jim Crow justice gone awry.