Have you ever wondered why black history documentaries feature really old people? It’s probably because they were there and are therefore considered experts. Maybe older folks actually connect emotionally with times and climate of the civil rights movement. Who knows? Here’s what we do know: Kids today are in search of their own dreams and know only what they’ve been taught about MLK.
Most kids today do remember MLK, and observe it as a school closing and a day off - parents too, especially those with paid leave. No mail and most banks are closed across the country.
Kids, for the most part are involved in MLK festivities, like parades, marches, and mock demonstrations. Even with their participation, few kids are ever asked the question, “Who is Martin Luther King, Jr.”? If you dare ask enough of them (kids), you’ll get a ton of pre-programmed answers - the ones they teach in school or through TV. On the other hand, kids do say the darndest things, and some are down right hilarious!
Here’s little Josh and he’s five years old and is featured in Luvin’ My History: A Celebration of Praise (Barack). http://www.youtube.com/
It’s a Black American History documentary kids like - the 1st of its kind bringing arts education to the forefront and leaving the pain and sting behind. Created for kids by kids and keeps all ages interested and involved. Even little kids watch it over and over again. Please be warned - Not everything is funny.
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Writers and producers are available for radio and TV interviews throughout black hsitory month. Students featured in Luvin' My History documentary are available upon request.