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It takes a “creative village” of many talented, dedicated people to make a film and we are grateful to everyone who has been part of our team!

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PRODUCTION CREW

Co-Producer CALVIN ALEXANDER RAMSEY

Director / Co-Producer BECKY WIBLE SEARLES

Associate Producers DR. DEBORAH V. PAYTON GEORGE and DR. MICHAEL R. RAGAN

Editor ZACH WHITE

NYC Cinematography/Audio ROB NIOSI

Assistant Producer/Research JIMMY E. SEARLES

Live Action Technical Supervisor JAMES ARNOLD

Motion Media/Preliminary Interview Edit Supervisor ALESSANDRO IMPERATO

NYC Production Assistant TJ JONES

Production Photographer MARTY McPHERSON

 

“Mapping Jim Crow” Segment

Concept, Design, and Animation KELLY TURNER

Voice-Over ANITA JONES

Music Score HANK ROBERTS and TENZIN / Lyra Music

 

SCAD Atlanta Student TV Producing Team:

Video Camera / Audio Engineer: DAVID HOWARD

Research, Footage Logging, and Promo Edit Development: BERNARD JACKSON

Additional Research, Footage Logging, and Video Shoot/Audio Assistance: EOLYN ARNOLD, MORGAN DIXON, LAYLA HARLESTON, CHRIS JOHNSON, KELLY ROSE MAGNUSSON, ALEJANDRA MORALES, BEN TINCHER, and LANCE WHITE

 

SCAD Atlanta Motion Media Student Team:

Preliminary Interview Edits: REGGIE HARRISON, EVLEEN HUANG, INJAE LEE, BRITT LYLE II, and SARAH SHIPMAN

 

SCAD Atlanta Student Animation Team:

“New York” Segment: AMMAR NASSRI and ZHOU QUAN

“Niagara Falls” Segment: JEFF MACDONALD and DANIELLE PAULET

“West Virginia” Segment: CHIVAUN FITZPATRICK and COLIN WHEELER

Voice-Over MICHAEL NASH

Additional Animation: SEUNGBIN AHN, JAMES BOURNE, PRINCY PEUSE, and JENNA ZONA

Video Preview Composer/Musician RODNEY “MUDDY” MILLER

 

VERY SPECIAL THANKS to

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library MAIRA LIRIANO

Congressman John Lewis

The  Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta

Museum of Modern Art LEAH DICKERMAN, Curator

The Cecil / Minton’s

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) Atlanta DEAN TINA O’HAILEY, MATT MALONEY, KEVIN MOSS, and CARMEN TAYLOR

 

We’d also like to acknowledge invaluable help from the following Research Library Staff:

RANDALL BURKETT Curator of African American Collections, MARBL, Emory University, Atlanta GA

FRIEDRICH HAMER Curator of Published Materials, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia SC

ELEANOR HUNTER Librarian, Auburn Avenue Library of Research on African American Culture and History, Atlanta GA

KAREN L. JEFFERSON Records Manager, Atlanta University Center, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta GA

ADAM WATSON  Photographic Archivist, Florida Memory, Division of Library and Information Services

Photo above: SCAD Atlanta TV Studio mixing board (photo by Marty McPherson)

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NEWS and EVENTS

December 2016: Shooting completed in NYC, including interviews with cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor, Scholar-in-Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; musicologist Dr. Al Vollmer, leader/founder of the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band; and Smitty’s Esso Service Station in Newark, NJ, owned by African-Americans since the 1930’s.

Watch this space for upcoming presentations by Calvin Ramsey and other events related to “The Green Book Chronicles”

News and Events ARCHIVE

July 14, 2016 “Reflections on the Green Book” at the MARCH ON WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL, US Navy Museum, Washington DC 6:30 – 9:00pm; Panel includes Calvin Alexander Ramsey and screening of new 20:00 Work-in-Progress excerpt from “The Green Book Chronicles”

May 31, 2016: Calvin Ramsey nominated for the NAACP NYCHA Just R.E.A.D. (Recognize Education Achieves Destiny) Literacy Development Endeavor Award for “Ruth and the Green Book”; Ceremony and celebration at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, NYC July 7, 2016

May 14, 2016: Fundraiser for “The Green Book Chronicles” sponsored by the Len Ragozin Foundation, NYC

April 2016: Calvin Ramsey and “The Green Book Chronicles” are featured in an article in Smithsonian Magazine by Jacinda Townsend: “How the Green Book Helped African-Americans Navigate a Segregated Nation” http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/history-green-book-african-american-travelers-180958506/

February 12, 2016: “The Green Book Chronicles” received a production grant from the Len Ragozin Foundation, NYC

December 3, 2015: Calvin Ramsey was interviewed on the WUNC public radio show, “The State of Things”: http://wunc.org/post/green-book-chronicleshttp://wunc.org/post/green-book-chronicles

August 7, 2015: NEW YORK TIMES article by Eve M. Kahn featuring “The Green Book Chronicles”: “The ‘Green Book’ Legacy: A Beacon for Black Travelers” http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/07/arts/design/the-green-book-legacy-a-beacon-for-black-travelers.html?_r=0

August 6-9, 2015: NYC Interviews and Location Shooting for “The Green Book Chronicles” including the Jacob Lawrence “One Way Ticket” Show at the Museum of Modern Art; The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture; and Minton’s

February 18, 2015: Calvin Ramsey presented progress on “The Green Book Chronicles” at the Brooklyn Historical Society (6:30pm)

January 18, 2015 (MLK Holiday): Calvin Ramsey reading of “Ruth and the Green Book” and book signing at the New York Historical Society, NYC

December 7, 2015: Calvin Ramsey presentation at the Stanford L. Warren Library, Durham, NC

July 19, 2015 NEW YORK TIMES Travel Section: Feature article about Calvin Ramsey and the Green Book projects with the online version released 7/14/15

January 21, 2014: Calvin Ramsey presentation at the Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, Bronx, NY

January 19, 2014: Calvin Ramsey at the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, NC “Created Equal: Freedom Riders” film and guest speakers

August 13 – September 2, 2013: USA Today Special Edition about the March on Washington includes articles about the Green Book and Calvin Ramsey / See complete text in “Stories & Histories” above

September 1, 2013: Calvin Ramsey presentation at the Studio Museum in Harlem “Target Free Sundays: Books and Authors, Kids!” / 144 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027 studiomuseum.org

August 28, 2013: Article about Calvin Ramsey in the Washington Post: www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/road-guide-for-african-american-civil-rights-activists-pointed-way-to-1963-march/2013/08/27/1085a2c4-0f64-11e3-8cdd-bcdc09410972_story.html

August 26, 2013 @ 6:00 pm: Calvin Ramsey presentation at the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) honoring Victor Green / 100 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001

June 8, 2013: Calvin Ramsey interviewed on NPR’s “Travel with Rick Steves” / Archive available at www.ricksteves.com/radio/program-archives.cfm

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