Interviewed by: Hanna Rosin, National Correspondent, The Atlantic
Stanley Nelson Jr.
Stanley Nelson received the 2013 National Medal in the Humanities from President Barack Obama this past July, and is also a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow. Nelson’s latest film, Freedom Summer, premiered at Sundance in 2014 and was broadcast to rave reviews in June, 2014, the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer of 1964. His previous film, Freedom Riders, premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and aired nationally in May 2011 on PBS to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides, and received 4 Primetime Emmys.
Hanna Rosin, an Atlantic national correspondent, is the author of the book The End of Men based on her story in the July/August 2010 Atlantic.
Yancey Strickler is the Co-Founder of Kickstarter, Inc. and serves as its Head of Community. Prior to Kickstarter, Yancey Strickler was a music journalist whose writing appeared in The Village Voice, New York magazine, Pitchfork and other publications. He co-founded the eMusic Selects record label in 2007.