Executive Producer

John T. Edge and the Southern Foodways Alliance

Director and Producer

Kate Medley

Associate Producer

Sara Camp Arnold

Website design


Graphic design



Director, Editor

Nick Michael

Producer, Interviewer

Kelsey Michael

Asst. Producer, 2nd Camera

Olivia Merrion

Archival Images

The Associated Press

The Library of Congress

Enoch Pratt Free Library


"Undercover Vampire Policeman" by Chris Zabriskie

"Csm" by Chad Crouch

Interview Subjects

Special Thanks



Wyatt Williams

Dustin Chambers


March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Archival Images

Nashville Public Library, Special Collection


SMKA/808 Blake

Special Thanks


Director, Editor

Jesse Paddock

The Royal Seven

Additional Camera


Beau Vorous

Opening Titles

Jon Sesrie-Goff

Interview Subjects

  • William H. Chafe
  • Eddie Davis
  • Floyd McKissick Jr.
  • Rev. Douglas Moore
  • Andrew Porcelli
  • Virginia Lee Williams

Special Thanks

  • Eddie Davis
  • Kenneth Edmonds
  • David Hambridge
  • Doris Hughes-Moore
  • Frank & Marget Ballard & the Hayes Barton Cafe
  • Kate Medley
  • Christine Nguyen
  • Andrew Porcelli
  • Lynn Richardson
  • Virginia Lee Wiliams

Archival Footage & Imagery

  • A/V Geeks
  • The Durham Business & Professional Chain
  • The Durham NC Office of Land Records
  • The Herald-Sun/PMG
  • Robert Lawson & The Carolina Times
  • The Library of Congress
  • The North Carolina Collection at the Durham County Library
  • The Southern Historical Collection at
    the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


“Brightening,” “The Falls,” “Meander,” and “GotSpark” by Sound of Picture Music

“Burning School” by Free Piece of Tape (Free Music Archive)

Rock Hill:

Director, Editor


Executive Producer

Ellen Barnard

Directory of Photography

Tom Pritchard

Associate Producer

Stacy Mahoney

Associate Producer

Kristin Raimondi

Assistant Editor

Joe Warner

Location Sound Recordist

Mike Sexton

Key Grip

Drew Barnard

Camera Operator

James Barnard

Production Assistant

Billy Tisano

Wadrobe Provided By

Linda Brenick-Gruskin

Friendship Nine

  • Clarence Graham
  • Willie McCleod
  • W.T. "Dub" Massey
  • James Wells


  • Brother David Boone
  • Mayor Doug Echols
  • Kimberly P. Johnson

1961 Cast

  • Carol Bruckner
  • Boyce Cauthen
  • Don Dragun
  • Cameron Drayton
  • Jeremiah Fewell
  • Ralph Gladden
  • Brandon Grate
  • Everett Johnson
  • Carlos Loaiza
  • Jarrion Manning
  • Alan Marine
  • Jordan Miller
  • Meghan Smith
  • Joel Watson


  • Machen
  • Charlton Singleton
  • Beehive Music
  • © 2011 Charlton Singleton
  • Frederick J. Taylor, Senior
  • The Love of Jesus
  • Verity Publishing
  • © 1985 Verity Publishing

Special Thanks

  • City of Rock Hill
  • Arts Council of York County
  • Holiday Inn Express
  • The Rock Hill Oratory
  • Five & Dine
  • Piedmont Regional Association of Realtors
  • The Rock Hill Cruisers
  • Bennish Brown
  • Janet Carswell
  • Karen Collins
  • Dottie France
  • Tom Glenn
  • Selena Keleman and Staff
  • Hal Kennedy
  • Katie Quinn

Archival Footage

U.S. National Archives

Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection,
University of Georgia Libraries


Produced and directed by:

Mimi Schiffman and Kate Medley

Additional camera

Robby Piantanida


Gillicuddy from "... Play Guitar Again"

Graphic design:

  • Justin Goncalves
  • Jeff Moore
  • Mimi Schiffman
  • Jon Sesrie-Goff

Archival Photography:

Fred Blackwell

Archival Footage:

Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Interview subjects:

  • Daphne Chamberlain
  • Colia Clark
  • Rev. Ed King
  • Bill Minor
  • Joan Trumpauer Mulholland

Special thanks:

  • M.J. O'Brien
  • Robby Luckett
  • Amanda Lyons
  • Andy Harper
  • Georgeanna Chapman
  • Peter Bell
  • Jean and Tim Medley