Stanley Nelson, Filmmaker and Director, The Black Panthers: Vanguard and the Revolution
With James Bennet, The Atlantic
James Bennet is the president and editor in chief of 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.