Moments in History
Moments In History will be an ongoing series of short live action films depicting rarely told historic moments in Black American History. The outlets will be TV, streaming outlets and online. Below are two potential examples of Moments in History films.
Frederick Douglass meeting with President Abraham Lincoln.
Frederick Douglass arrived at the White House on a hot day in August 1863 without an appointment. Douglass had been recruiting “colored troops” for the Union Army, and was incensed that black soldiers captured by Confederate troops had been mutilated, tortured and assassinated in cold blood. Some had been sold into slavery.
Martin Luther King and the “I Have a Dream” Speech.
Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. But it was down the street at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel where Dr. King crafted the speech hours before delivering it to 250,000 people.