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Jesse Owens Brings Home An Emmy for Outstanding Research!

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Stanley's Corner

Stanley Nelson joins The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ class of 2013.
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Stanley's Corner

“Panthers...changed so much about the way black people see themselves - the way we look, the way we act."
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Christine Turner's Homegoings screened at the Apollo

Homegoings enjoyed a premiere in Harlem at the legendary Apollo Theater this June.
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Firelight Media Announces the 2014 winners of the Firelight Media Freshman Fund (F3)

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Firelight Films Launches - America Revisited

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FREEDOM SUMMER premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

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Firelight Launches - Freedom Summer Now

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Stanley Nelson Receives the 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Obamammy Nominations for Jesse Owens!

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FREEDOM RIDERS Reached 3 Million Viewers in 2011

FREEDOM RIDERS was the "most watched" on the PBS series AMERICAN EXPERIENCE in 2011.
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September 23, 201428 days ago

Firelight Launches "Freedom Summer Now"

Three months after the television broadcast premiere on the acclaimed PBS series, American Experience, FREEDOM SUMMER is still making its mark on communities across the country inspiring activists from Ferguson to Paris to make radical change in their communities. In recognition of National Voter Registration Day today we are thrilled to announce the launch of Read the full article…

August 14, 20142 months ago

Stanley Nelson Receives the 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Obama

President Barack Obama recently announced the 10 winners of the 2013 National Humanities Medals, and our very own Stanley Nelson was one of the recipients! Yesterday he received the medal, awarded for outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation from President Obama at the White House. The medal citation for Read the full article…

July 23, 20143 months ago

Firelight Media Announces the 2014 winners of the Firelight Media Freshman Fund (F3)

Firelight Media announces the 2014 winners of the Firelight Media Freshman Fund (F3) award, which supports non-fiction filmmakers of color ages 30 and under. The winners of the F3 award receive a $5,000 grant to support the production of their project and membership in the Firelight Media Producers’ Lab. Support for the Firelight Freshman Fund Read the full article…

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July 22, 20143 months ago

Firelight Films Launches "America Revisited"

In June Firelight Films launched AMERICA REVISITED– an unprecedented, multi-year project for broadcast on public television’s series Independent Lens. AMERICA REVISITED is a series of three films– The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and The Slave Trade: Creating A New World– Read the full article…