nbc comcast*PHILADELPHIA  —  To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a major milestone of the Civil Rights  Movement where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I  Have a Dream” speech, Comcast has created a first of its kind video compilation to help chronicle the history and impact of the movement.

Called His Dream, Our Stories, the package includes more than 80  unique and personal interviews with civic leaders, elders, clergy, and  activists, and will be available on Xfinity On Demand and online through October 12th and permanently at HisDreamOurStories.com.

      Through commentary and archived footage, His Dream, Our Stories       chronicles the March on Washington, the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther       King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement through interviews from       influential leaders, including Rev.       Billy Kyles, Rev.       Jesse Jackson, Sr., former U.N. Ambassador Andrew       Young, Ernest       Green of the Little Rock Nine, political leaders like Rep. John       Lewis and attendees of the March on Washington, the Detroit Walk to       Freedom and the Selma-Montgomery March. Other topics include sit-ins of       the 1960s, the Atlanta Student Movement, Memphis Sanitation Workers       Strike of 1968 and the impact and legacy of the Civil Rights Movement on       minority communities of all types.

In addition to viewing the full library of interviews, visitors to HisDreamOurStories.com       will be able to submit their own stories commemorating the 50th       anniversary of this pivotal event in our nation’s history. Users will       also be able to discover and learn about civil rights organizations       which continue to work toward equality and freedom, including the       National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the National Urban       League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People       and the National Civil Rights Museum.

“Comcast and NBCUniversal are proud to contribute to this anniversary       with such compelling content about the fight for civil rights,” said       Charisse R. Lillie, Vice President of Community Investment, Comcast       Corporation, and President of the Comcast Foundation. “It’s important to       remember Dr. King’s legacy, and this unprecedented interactive       multimedia package enables stories to be shared like never before.”

In addition to HisDreamOurStories.com,       which serves as the ongoing online location for footage, features and       finding and sharing information about the Civil Rights Movement, Comcast       and NBCUniversal are making the content available across a variety of       other platforms as part of current and planned coverage of the August 28th       March on Washington anniversary.

          Xfinity.com/MLK:  Open to both Xfinity customers and non-customers, this microsite   will include His Dream, Our Stories interviews as well as   news articles, photo galleries and video biographies relevant to the  Civil Rights Movement.
      •         Xfinity On Demand: Xfinity TV customers can access the “March  on DC at 50” folder to watch 80+ video interviews.
      •         Xfinity TV Player App: Xfinity TV customers can view 80+ video   interviews on mobile devices.
      •         His Dream, Our Stories e-book: In late August, an educational e-book from NBC Publishing including 25 videos and an  introduction from news journalist Lester Holt will be available to  download for free on iTunes, Amazon and Nook stores.
      •         MSNBC: MSNBC will feature His Dream, Our Stories content   online.
      •         NBC Owned Television Stations: NBC stations (including New York, Southern California, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas-Fort Worth,  Bay Area, Washington, D.C., South Florida, San Diego and Connecticut) will have His Dream, Our Stories content on their websites.
      •         InteractiveOne.com: The website from the RadioOne/TVOne family  will provide access to the videos on their NewsOne site as well as         local sites.
      •         Comcast Newsmakers: Selected interviews will be inserted on CNN  Headline News as part of the National Edition of Comcast Newsmakers.
      •         RollingStone.com: Rolling Stone will feature His Dream, Our Stories content online.

Additionally, anyone interested in utilizing the rich content library of

His       Dream, Our Stories

    can embed any of the videos to share content on  their own websites, blogs and social media platforms.

For more information about Comcast and NBCUniversal’s diversity and  inclusion efforts, visit www.comcast.com/diversity.

About Comcast Corporation:

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and       technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and       NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation’s largest video, high-speed       Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY       brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal       operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and       Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations,       television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and       Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com       for more information.

 

source:
Vanessa Loy
Black PRNewswire
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