Clennon L. King is an award-winning, Atlanta-based filmmaker who specializes in video production for nonprofits, and whose documentary films focus on the underrepresented Black experience, especially where it concerns its history, civil rights and the impact of race.
A native of Albany, Georgia, King hails from a prominent civil rights family, where his grandfather for whom he is named, was a buggy driver for Booker T. Washington and his father was a lawyer for scores of civil rights demonstrators, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
After earning an English degree at Tulane in New Orleans, and studying law briefly at the University of London's University College, King set his sights on visual story telling.
He trained at New York University's Graduate School of Film & Television before spending more than two decades in print, radio and television journalism. He was an on-air TV news reporter in Atlanta (WSB), Boston (WGBH), Dallas (KXAS), Jacksonville (WTLV/WJXX), Miami (WSVN), and Mobile (WALA). He also reported for the Boston Globe, NBC.com and a host of other print publications.
His awards include an Emmy® nomination, a regional and national Edward R. Murrow® and an award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism also recognized the caliber of his reporting on race.
In 2002, King founded AugustineMonica Films, a video production house, specializing in producing marketing, fundraising, and website videos for area nonprofits. Click here to view video samples of previous clients.
In 2015, the company produced his hourlong documentary, "Passage at St. Augustine: The 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement That Transform America" which won the Henry Hampton Award of Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking at the Roxbury International Film Festival.
In 2017, he produced the 9-minute film short "MLK's Boston Years", that was the subject of an interview on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered".
In 2018, King produced his second feature-length documentary, "Fair Game: Surviving A 1960 Georgia Lynching", which prompted the State of Georgia to reopen a 60-year-old Jim Crow era child murder case.
King is currently in post-production on his third feature-length documentary about pre-abolition slavery in New England.
A sought-after speaker, King has been booked by colleges and universities across the country where he introduces, screens and discusses the subjects of his films before segueing into audience Q&A.
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