Marco Williams


"MLK Boulevard: The Concrete Dream" (60 min)

Marco Williams: Writer/Director/Producer Center for Documentary Studies Auditorium

In the United States, there are more than 700 boulevards, avenues, streets, drives, and lanes in towns, counties, and cities named in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. In fact, there are more streets named for King than for any other American, except for presidents Lincoln and Washington.

"MLK Boulevard: The Concrete Dream" (2003) takes the viewer on a journey to thirty of these locations, from Eugene to Muncie, from Atlanta to Memphis, seeking to determine whether these streets recognize an African American icon or commemorate an America hero.

Winner of the National Association of Black Journalists 2004 Salute to Excellence Award: First Place, Discovery Times Broadcast

Filmmaker and film educator Marco Williams is a member of the faculty in the Undergraduate Film and Television Department at New York University. Prior to joining NYU, he taught in the School of Filmmaking at the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has also been a Visiting Lecturer at Duke University, teaching a video production course exploring diversity on campus. He teaches screenwriting, documentary, fiction, and television production.

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