VOICES OF HOPE & CHANGE
Spencer is producing a documentary and concert which will examine and trace the combined histories of America’s fight for Civil Rights led by Dr. Martin Luther King and the South Africa anti-apartheid movement. It will highlight King and Mandela's common goals through unspeakable violence, suffering and progress, including Nelson Mandela’s 1990 release from 27 years of imprisonment.
Prominent politicians, civic leaders and media personalities will be interviewed in tandem with never before seen footage, powerful speeches and important audio and visual data which will bring these messages and movements to the forefront. The project is being produced to honor and celebrate the memories of Nelson Mandela on the 100th anniversary of his birth and Dr. King on the 50th anniversary year of his fatal shooting.
The Concert will will be filmed and take place on the pulpit of the West Angeles Church (COGIC http://westa.org) on October 5, 2018.
It will feature three highly regarded, contemporary musical artists from South Africa who will perform with several well-known musical personalities from America. The performers will be supplemented by a church choir of @ 150 voices called the Mandela-King Celebration Choir. It will consist of a combination of members from prominent African American churches in California: West Angeles, Faithful Central, First AME, City of Refuge and other congregations, together as one.