A word of welcome from NEWorks Productions CEO Nolan Williams, Jr.
From D.C. Disenfranchisement to Full Democracy
A presentation of NEWorks Productions presented by the Executive Office of the Mayor of Washington, D.C.
Produced and directed by Nolan Williams, Jr.
Hosted by Andrea Roane and Bruce Johnson
Narrated by Ralph Wesley
Premiering Friday, April 16, 2021
This one-hour television special chronicles the long and complicated journey towards Washington, District of Columbia becoming our 51st state, Washington, Douglass Commonwealth, featuring: Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Rep. James Clyburn, Rep. Jamie Raskin, The Honorable Eric Holder, The Honorable Muriel Bowser, The Honorable Vincent Gray, The Honorable Adrian Fenty, The Honorable Anthony Williams, The Honorable Sharon Pratt, Phil Mendelson, Linda Cropp, William Lightfoot, Ted Leonsis, Chef Jose Andres, John DeGioia, and more. #DCStatehoodNow
Our 'America' Song Project is a viral video campaign celebrating American democracy and the peaceful transition of power. The video series -- which has garnered over 1.3 million views -- features American musical theatre performer Kevin McAllister, inspirational artist Monique Steele Griffiths, and others. #PeacefulTransition
With over 1.2 million views, this voting rights anthem by Nolan Williams, Jr. features Billie Jean King, Billy Porter, Carla Hall, Christopher Jackson, Hill Harper, Ebony Jo-Ann, Ryan Jamaal Swain, Sheila C. Johnson, & more! Co-produced with Edgewood.