Marco Williams is an award-winning filmmaker and educator. His directing credits include Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Historically Black Colleges and Universities; The Undocumented; Inside the New Black Panthers; Freedom Summer; I Sit Where I Want: The Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education; Two Towns of Jasper; The Spiritual Deficit and The American Dream; In Search of Our Fathers; and From Harlem to Harvard, among others. He has won numerous awards and honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a George Foster Peabody Award, an Alfred I duPont Silver Baton, a Pan African Film Festival Outstanding Documentary Award, the Full Frame Documentary Festival Spectrum Award, and the National Association of Black Journalists First Place Salute to Excellence Award. He is a Professor at Northwestern University’s Department of Radio, Film and Television and is a Professor in Residence at Northwestern University in Qatar. He was a Professor at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, at Duke University, and at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Groundbreaking Black actor Canada Lee leveraged his fame to fight for civil rights. In 1947, he was blacklisted by the U.S. Government in retaliation for his progressive activism. (Produced by Kenny Kilfara and Jonathan Skurnik.)