Clennon L. King hails from a prominent civil rights family in Albany, Georgia where his father was the only Black lawyer, and represented scores of demonstrators, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
King has more than 30 years experience as a visual storyteller. After initially studying law at the University of London, King segued into journalism, film and television. He trained for a year at New York University's Graduate School of Film & Television and spent more a decade as a journalist in print, radio and ultimately television, where he was an on-air reporter at network affiliates in Atlanta (WSB), Dallas (KXAS), Miami (WSVN), Boston (WGBH), Jacksonville (WTLV/WJXX) and Mobile (WALA).
His journalism earned him national recognition, including an Emmy® nomination, a regional and national Edward R. Murrow® and a news award from the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism also recognized his skills in reporting on race.
In 2002, King founded AugustineMonica Films where he collaborates with other seasoned film professionals on projects to provide the best service he can for his clients.
In 2015, King's hourlong documentary, "Passage at St. Augustine: The 1964 Black Lives Matter Movement That Transform America" won the Henry Hampton Award of Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking at the Roxbury International Film Festival. Since then, King has been booked across the country to screen the film, speak and facilitate discussions on race - its history, impact and legacy. And serving as the core curriculum for his two-hour program are "Passage" and a new film. Click here to learn more about how to book Mr. King, please visit our Diversity Programming page. Thank you.