Leaving Selma

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Finally Available on DVD!

"GWTW fanatics take note."
- Ted Friedman, Berkeley Daily Planet
"This goes under the Don’t Miss heading."
- Eleanor Ringel Cater, Atlanta Business Chronicle

Several years ago, a limited edition DVD of Young's award-winning documentary, Change in the Wind, quickly sold out and became an overnight collector's item.  

Now, the remarkable film has been remastered and is finally available again

Click the DVD box above to order your copy today from our online store!

"A probing new look at an unlikely relationship."
- Richard Eldredge, Atlanta Magazine

It's the little known, true story of Margaret Mitchell and Benjamin E. Mays, two people who lived in the same place, at the same time... but in very different worlds.

The story is brought to life through the voice talent of a remarkable cast, led by Academy Award-winning actress Joanne Woodward, as Margaret Mitchell. 

David Owelow, who reads the Benjamin Mays in the documentary, notably portrayed Martin Luther King Jr. in the motion picture, "Selma," directed by Ava DuVernay.

She was white. He was black.

She had written a Pulitzer-prizewinning novel criticized for perpetuating racial stereotypes. He was one of the fiercest enemies of racism and laid the ground work for the Civil Rights movement in America.

Yet, for nearly a decade, the most famous author in the South corresponded -- secretly -- with the legendary president of Morehouse College... and eventually became one of the most important financial supporters of the traditionally black school.

Anonymously, Margaret Mitchell provided Dr. Benjamin E. Mays with funds to pay for the medical educations of dozens of promising African American men -- a story which slowly came to light decades later and was never fully been told -- until now.

While assisting Ambassador Young with "Change in the Wind," researchers at the University of Georgia (where Mitchell's papers are stored in a restricted collection) discovered previously unknown letters which fill in important gaps and explain the author's evolving view on racial disparity in Georgia and the South.

"Should be viewed by any and all who think racial conflict, or reconciliation,
is alternatively simple, or simply impossible.
An inspiring story."
- John Hope Bryant
Founder, Chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE

Friday, January 21, 2011

Andrew Young Receives Emmy for Lifetime Achievement

Tom Brokaw was among the well known television personalities who took part in a program honoring Ambassador Andrew Young with an Emmy Award for lifetime achievement, presented in New York on Feb. 25.

For more coverage and photographs of the black-tie, gala at the New York Sheraton Hotel & Towers on Feb. 25, click here.

Brokaw, who was a reporter at WSB-TV in Atlanta before joining NBC News, met Ambassador Young while covering the Civil Rights movement and has interviewed him many times over the years -- most recently for a profile in his book about the 1960s, "Boom!"

This Emmy, known as the Trustees Award and not given every year, is the highest honor that can be presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS)

The list of past recipients that includes Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, Roone Arledge, Ted Turner, and Dick Parsons -- not to mention Jack Benny and Bob Hope.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Trailer: "Leaving Selma"

"Leaving Selma," is Andrew Young's two-part documentary about the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery.

This true story chronicles the little-known facts surrounding "Bloody Sunday," in which peaceful demonstrators, led by John Lewis and Hosea Williams, were severely beaten by Alabama troopers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge -- an event that sparked outrage around the world and resulted in quick passage of the Voting Rights Act.

"Andrew Young Presents" is a series of quarterly specials seen across the U.S. on over 100 television stations, and worldwide on the American Forces Network and on the Word Network.