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Credits

Director/Writer/Producer...M.K. Asante

Producer...Ben Haaz

Executive Producer...Walter Lomax

Executive Producer...Bennett Lomax

Executive Producer...Kenny Gamble

Writer (Poetry)...Maya Angelou

Narrator...Maya Angelou

Editor...Ted Griffis

Score...Nnenna Freelon, Derrick Hodge

Director of Photography...M.K. Asante, Keith L. Smith

Line Producer...Ben Haaz

Associate Producer...Maya Freelon Asante

Assistant Director...Sylvia Terry

Consultants...Maulana Karenga, Dr. Keith Mayes, Peter Broderick, Owen Alik' Shahadah, Mark Mitchell, Janet Lopez

Sound Recordist...Brandt Clark, Darren Hamlyn, Jordan King, Ryan Bowens, Mutu Ikapi

Research Assistant...Anjanae Wilson

Assistant to Mr. Asante...Jordan M. King

Make Up Department...Gi Won Lee, Anjanette

Production Managaer...Abraham Osuna

Production Coordinator...Pierce Freelon, Jean Young, Muti Ikapi

Production Assistant...Ryan Bowens, Estenia Goodridge, Jordan King

Camera Assistant...Alfredo Rosado

Additional Cinematography...Jean Young, Ryan Bowens, Jordan King, Ben Haaz, Ted Griffis

Grip...Kevin Black

Production Stills...Sylvia Terry, Maya Freelon Asante, Ryan Joseph, Dan Alvarado

Transcriptionists...Shannon Winston, Ryan Bowens, Jordan King, Michelle Ifill, Estenia Goodridge

Translator...Jamilah Abu-Bakare

Equipment...DC Camera, Video Equipment Rental

Original Music By...Nnenna Freelon, Derrick Hodge

Grand Paino, Fender Rhodes, Hammond B3 Organ...Brandon McCune

Drums & Percussion...Chris "Daddy" Dave

Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars... Jef Lee Johnson

Vocals (rap)...Pierce Freelon

Recorded and Mixed...Jeff Chestek

Session Assistant...Vincent Bennett

Session Logistics...Christian Dobbs

Music Recorded at...The Studio, Philadelpia, PA

Archivist...Susan Hormuth, Shari Chertok

Photographs...Chris Metzger, Gregory Ward, Josh Wolff, Mel Craven, Nick Sherman, Saraj Mae Harper, Emily Davidow, Willow Osborn, Maya Freelon Asante, Levois Jenkins, Grady Moshay, Raye Mahaney, Sergiy Boyko, Shawna Ariel

Accounting...The Lomax Companies

Legal...Lisa Califf, Law Office of Michael C. Donaldson

Outreach...Roots to Freedom, Alyce Bush, Aaron Burrell, Chabria Bullock, Tamika Jones

Marketing and Strategic Development...Coretta Jackson

Graphic Designer...Penguin Creative, Lee Steffen

Web Design...Penguin Creative, Elemint Studio

Special Thanks (alphabetical)...Abyssinia Culture Shop, Ackee Bamboo Restaurant, African American Drum Ensemble, African American Images, African American Museum, Afrikacentral.com, Amedee Family, Ana Asante, APCK Kwanzaa, Ari Bloomekatz, Arrested Development, Arts Garage, Baltimore African American Heritage Festival, Baltimore Community, Ben Franklin High School, Bianca Allen, Bridges, Bruce Maggin, Caribbean Paradise, Children's Studio School, Collective Concepts, Inc., Columbia College, Conscious Heads Barber Shop, David Becker, Dr. Darnell Hunt, Dr. Richard Yarbrough, Dustin Felder, Eden's Lounge, Emory Douglas, Eso Won Bookstore, Eve Cohen, Everyone's Place Bookstore, Fred Berger, Freedom Theatre, Gam & Mimi, Gary Lord, Haile Gerima, Harambee Manufacturing Company, Hip Hop Caucus, Huntsville Madison County Public Library, Imajimation Studios, Itibari Zulu, Jasmine Maxwell, John Singleton, Jon Sistrunk, Jordana Jackson, Keith Mehlinger, KRS-One, Kwanzaa Summer Festival, LA Bridges, Louba Durand, Maulana Karenga, Michael Schultz, Mike Thomas, Monifa Love Asante, Monique Brown, Morgan State University, Muhammad Ali, Nasir Allen Asante, New Sigma Beacon, Nicole Allison Griffis, Odunde African American Festival, Peju's Kitchen, Queen Latifah, Reflection Eternal Barbershop, Richard and Jennifer Haaz, Sam and Chloe Haaz, Sankifa in Baltimore, Spike Lee, Stafford Berry, Tamarat Makonnen, Tara Irvine, The Freelon Group, The Hayti Heritage Center, The Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal, The Office of Dr. Maya Angelou, The People of Ghana, The People of Jamaica, The Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, The Root Family, The Studio in Philadelphia, The Universal African Dance Ensemble, Third World Bless, Thomas Golubic, Tiamoyo Karenga, Tony Bridewater, UCLA School of Film and Television, Urban Youth Initiative Project, Ursula Davis, WPFW, YZ of Blackworld Entertainment