Kelvin De’Marcus Allen, W. Calvin Anderson, Jaisun McMillian, and Victor Stone will be teaching Then and Now: A Hayti Civics Course in the fall 2011 term for the Continuing Education program at the Center for Documentary Studies. To learn more about the course and to register, please visit the Continuing Education registration site.
Kelvin De’Marcus Allen is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and holds a Master of Arts in Leadership and Liberal Studies from Duquesne University. He has produced television specials and training videos for WTNH in New Haven, Conn.; the National Cancer Institute; and UNC–Chapel Hill. His documentary Imagine If was a winner of the Connecticut Higher Education Telecommunications Association’s Screening Room Award for entertainment programming.
W. Calvin Anderson is a published poet, educator, business consultant, and journalist. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Boston College, an M.S. in Education Supervision and Administration from Mercy College, and is scheduled to complete an M.S. in Education in Instructional Design for Online Learning in summer 2011. For over 30 years he worked as a teacher, administrator, and regional coordinator of over 125 schools in New York City, and he currently contracts with nonprofits, charter schools, and faith-based educational organizations in New York, North Carolina, Georgia, and Connecticut.
Jaisun McMillian is an editor, screenwriter, and producer. She has written, produced, and directed stage plays, marketing and training videos, and television commercials. She is also a voice actor and former performing member of the Platters and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.
Victor Stone is a Durham native who studied music and art at North Carolina Central University. After serving as director of a summer camp for teens interested in video production at NCCU in summer 2009, he was inspired to produce a documentary on the history of Durham’s Hayti community.
Audio by Victor Stone
Then and Now: A Hayti Civics Course
All Levels | Taught by Kelvin De’Marcus Allen, W. Calvin Anderson, Jaisun McMillian, and Victor Stone
September 7–November 2, 2011
Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University
Course fee: $270
In this research and fieldwork course, students will record oral histories and use archival material to produce a series of short documentaries about Durham’s Hayti neighborhood. Participants will create a multimedia portfolio and contribute to an ongoing project about Hayti’s history, as part of a collaborative community-based project sponsored by Triangle Media, Inc.