Local leaders are telling their stories of racial discrimination in a new local documentary called “Living History.”
“You take Melodie Graves, for example, someone close to my own age, she is a dynamic woman of God who has done tremendous things in our community. I just love her death. There is Mr. Floyd Anthony, our branch president, Mr. Clemon Whitaker, Mrs. Pearlene Martin, and Commissioner Alphonso Vaughn. All people that are elders in our community who have a lot to share,” said NAACP Vice President Patrick Miller.
Miller said the documentary is important for our area.
“It brings to light all that they had to endure, but also gives us hope that through their struggle, we might learn something,” Miller said.
Miller has already seen the documentary and told us it will have a serious impact on all who see it.
“There will be moments that will compel them to cry, and other moments that will just express pure joy just to know that people they know from the community, people they have been around, have endured so much yet they are so positive and optimistic regarding the future of Amarillo,” said Miller.
The premiere will be this Friday, Feb. 22 at the Amarillo College Polk Street Campus. It starts at 6 p.m. in the Bud Joyner Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.