Thinking Inside the Box

Documentary Filmmaker Yvette Johnson

by Ellis Bromberg, General Manager of MPTV


MATC's President's Diversity Council, the Black Student Union and the Office of Student Life proudly present a guest lecture with writer, film producer, and inspirational speaker Yvette Johnson, co-producer of the documentary, "Booker's Place - A Mississippi Story" which premiered with rave reviews at the 11th Annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City in 2012.

"Booker's Place" is a documentary about Greenwood, Mississippi resident Booker Wright, a man who had the courage to be interviewed by NBC about racism in America in 1965. A decision, it is later revealed, that "forever changed his and his family's lives."