Jan. 12: ‘Journey – 450 years of the African-American Experience’ on screen

journey filmThe Oldest City’s proud African American heritage set to hit the National stage in a groundbreaking broadcast documentary — see it here first!

From Mummy Cat Productions

St. Augustine, FL —  Mummy Cat Productions, in co-operation with WJXT, Jacksonville, the City of St. Augustine’s 450th Commemoration and Flagler College, will  debuts the historic broadcast-television documentary, “Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience.”

The premier is from 7 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 12 at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine.

This screening, free and open to the public, will be held at thed allows the community to experience this important piece of our history, now, before the rest of the country will in just over a month.

Produced entirely by a local production company here in St. Augustine (Mummy Cat Producations), “Journey” helps to celebrate the 450th Anniversary of the Nation’s Oldest City by including Africans’ significant contribution to the establishment, protection and success of the burgeoning settlement. It is the untold history of Africans’ role in the settling of the continent’s first colony as a part of Pedro Menendez’s multi-racial landing party.

The half-hour program will begin airing nationwide this February, 2015, on major network-affiliated stations across the United States, as a part of Black History Month programming.

The “Journey” story starts out decades before Jamestown was settled, with Free Africans, not slaves, playing a pivotal roll in the colonization of the New World. Accounts of the first African child baptized on our soil, African conquistadors, the first Free Black Settlement, Fort Mose, and more, paint a picture that is quite different than our country’s history books currently contain.

Anchored by the historic activities surrounding the Civil Rights movement in 1964, which led to a change in the politics and the course of the United States, “Journey” is must-see viewing for every citizen of Florida’s Historic Coast and our entire nation.

For further information on “Journey-450 Years of the African-American Experience,” the program premier event, or information on how to view “Journey” in your area, please contact: Excecutive Producer-Lura Readle Scarpitti, Mummy Cat Productions, 904-325-5930 or email: lura@mummycatproductions.com

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