The inspiring story of the non-violent Civil Rights Movement, as it shared the struggle for Black equality, is narrated by Andrew Young. We witness the courage of African Americans like Rosa Parks, Medgar Evers, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Fannie Lou Hamer as they boldly confronted racist oppression.
Bill Buckley, a charter member of the Director's Guild of America, has created film documentaries that have won many awards in the U.S. and abroad. In television, he directed a long list of Public Affairs network shows and worked on the critically acclaimed President Truman series, "Decision." His production credits also include work for two other Presidents. He created a campaign film for John F. Kennedy and produced "The People Speak" for Lyndon Johnson. Mr. Buckley directed six half-hour TV specials for Standard Oil of Ohio on projections in the fields of education, transportation, medicine, agriculture, communications, and urban systems, and produced over one hundred commercials for leading advertising agencies. He is president of B&B Productions (www.lawfilm.com), a company that creates legal documentaries for personal injury attorneys.
Tracy Sugarman brought to Rediscovery Productions his long experience as a reportorial artist and writer. His work has been seen in periodicals such as Holiday, Saturday Evening Post, Fortune, The New York Times and Esquire. In 1964, he accompanied the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to work with the black community in the Mississippi Delta, recording the nonviolent civil rights struggle in drawings and photographs. Stranger at the Gates: A Summer in Mississippi (Hill and Wang) includes diaries and drawings from that summer. His recently published book My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings (Random House) chronicles his WWII experiences. On television, Mr. Sugarman's work has been featured in six documentaries for CBS, among them, How Beautiful on the Mountains, the story of the civil rights struggle in the 1960s.
28 minutes DVD