Before the Memories Fade
Directed by award winning filmmaker Keith B. Plummer
Before the Memories Fade: Voices from the Civil Rights
Movement is a one of a kind film that brings together the brilliance and bravery of both iconic participants and everyday foot soldiers in our Civil Rights Movement. An extraordinarily wide variety of movement participants such as Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton, Dr. Dorothy Height, Dr. Benjamin Hooks, Marion Barry and Rev. Walter Fountroy were interviewed, along with students, community organizers, musicians, and journalists. Everyone gives his or her unique insight into some of the inner workings, moods, and strategies that made the civil rights movement a success and provided our nation with a moral center.
With so many of our beloved and our unknown movement volunteers approaching their 50th
anniversary of civil rights leadership and participation, Before the Memories Fade will likely be the last compilation of these American heros to reflect on and share their knowledge of what it was like to change the South, the Country, and the world in the 1950s, 1960s and beyond.