Performance and Film

The Brouhaha over Selma

This is the second of a series of posts on AHA Today that will discuss the film Selma. The author, Sam Pollard, is an accomplished feature film and television video editor, and documentary producer/director whose work spans almost thirty years. He has received numerous Emmy and Peabody Awards, as well as collaborated a number of times with Spike Lee. Mr. Pollard recently completed as Producer/Director a 90-minute documentary titled August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand for the PBS series American Masters.

When History Is Not Good Enough for Hollywood: Selma, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Martin Luther King Jr.

Germany_smallThis is the first in a series of posts on AHA Today that will discuss the film Selma. Author Kent Germany is associate professor of history at the University of South Carolina and non-resident research fellow with the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center. He is the author of New Orleans After the Promises and editor of four volumes on the Lyndon Johnson recordings, including a digital edition on LBJ and civil rights.

February 25, 2015

Our War: American Reflections on the Civil War

“Being in the funeral business . . . You hear things that you should never acknowledge. You hold history in your hands. You watch history buried. And you realize that people depend on you to keep their true history alive. So when it’s your own story, you don’t want to hear it. Especially when you’re young. Especially when you’re trying to run away from what you are told is your family legacy.”—Isaac in Charles Randolph-Wright’s “Being Wright”