Ark Media is seeking African American families from Prince George’s County, Maryland for a story about the Black Middle Class, as part of a four-hour PBS documentary series.
This series -- tentatively entitled FROM BLACK POWER TO THE WHITE HOUSE — takes viewers on a journey through the last half-century of African American history, exploring the unprecedented progress and lingering obstacles to racial equality since the landmark legislative victories of the civil rights movement. The series will be hosted and executive produced by Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and will air on national PBS in 2016.
We are looking to interview a family from Prince George’s County as part of a discussion about the growth of the African American middle class.
We would love to speak to you if you or your family:
· Identify as middle or upper middle class and African American
· Currently live in Prince George’s County
· Moved to Prince George’s County in the 1970’s
· Lived in a neighborhood with a population that changed from predominantly white to African American
· Observed first hand the effects of the subprime mortgage crisis of 2008-09 in your neighborhood
We’re interested in the factors that drew you to your current neighborhood, your experiences living there, and the changes your neighborhood has undergone since your arrival.
Please feel free to forward this message to your contacts. Please reach out to Eu-Hua Chua, Associate Producer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (718) 935-9745 ext 107.