Clennon L. King is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning documentary filmmaker whose films focus on the underrepresented experience of Africans in America, especially where it concerns their history, struggle and legacy.
His films have been reviewed by The Boston Globe, The Atlanta Constitution and the Tampa Bay Times, and have been screened at multiple institutions, including Harvard University, Dartmouth College, University of Texas Austin and Georgia Tech.
In 2015, his production company produced the hourlong award-winning 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 rape and murder case.
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 at Tuskegee, while his father was a lawyer for scores of civil rights demonstrators during the historic Albany Movement, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
He earned his B.A. in English at Tulane in New Orleans, studied law in England at the University of London's University College, and film in New York City at NYC's Graduate School of Film & Television.
He was an on-air TV news reporter in Atlanta (WSB), Boston (WGBH), Dallas (KXAS), Jacksonville (WTLV/WJXX), Miami (WSVN), and Mobile (WALA) and also reported for the Boston Globe, NBC.com and a host of other online and print publications.
His work has earned him an Emmy® nomination, a regional and national Edward R. Murrow®, a news award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism which recognized his reporting on race.
King is currently in post-production on his third feature-length documentary about pre-abolition slavery in New England.
He currently resides in Albany, Georgia.
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