Debo and Catherine Young sit down with Dr. Wilma E. Mosely Clopton, a writer, producer, director, and author. In this episode, Dr. Clopton talks about her experience growing up with her parents, and how she didn’t experience the direct impact of racism until her junior year of college, when she was away from the insulated world outside of her home. Dr. Clopton believes that those experiences gave her strength, and she uses that strength to make change.
Dr. Clopton goes into detail about several NMHS Unlimited documentaries, like “Did Johnny Come Marching Home” and “Elport Chess and the Lanier High School Bus Boycott of 1947.” Dr. Clopton references these films in regard to the miseducation of people, specifically when it comes to African Americans’ role in history and how systematic misinformation has been put into place to divide people.
Dr. Clopton is a graduate of St. Louis University, and she is the owner of the NMHS (The Negro in Mississippi Historical Society) Unlimited Film Productions that was originally founded by her mother in the 1940s. She is dedicated to highlighting the significant untold stories of Mississippi. She has written 4 books, 14 short films, 1 play, and a children’s coloring book. Visit the NMHS Unlimited website https://blackhistoryplus.com for more information and to buy their products.