Martin Luther King Jr. - Race and Ethnicity in Television


At the University of Michigan I took a class called "Race and Ethnicity in Television." In this class I learned the reason the Civil Rights movement was so successful was because of television. People in their homes could see the injustice being done. It’s the old debate of does TV influence culture or does culture influence TV.

I was convinced through studying the history of television, that broadcast television has the power to change people. As an engineering student, this class opened my eyes to see how influential motion pictures can be. It changed my perception of TV and movies from being entertainment to inspiration/motivation. Today we not only have broadcast television, but also internet video which is an even more powerful communication tool.

I wanted to do something with my life to inspire people. Working at MCCI has been a dream come true because of all the great clients we have that are so focused on improving the lives of others and giving back to those in need. I am proud to be at MCCI and see how the videos I create have the power to inspire others.

I love what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. did for America and I am doing my best with the talents I have to continue to make his dream a reality. Even today I can experience and know Dr. King by watching historical footage, a documentary, or listening to a radio broadcast of his "I Have a Dream" speech. I will always be inspired by his words and his strength to follow his heart.