Journalist, author, educator Herb Boyd talks about the impact of the death of Malcolm X. Students at the Digital Media Training Program at MIST Harlem are creating a multi-media project called Harlem Through My Eyes, a look at Harlem's past and present through the eyes of the people who live and work there. Mr. Boyd was interviewed on August 1 as part of the Oral History section of the project.

Program director Melvin McCray, a former editor at ABC News and an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, conceived of the project as a way of teaching marketable skills such as videography, photography, animation, and web design to students in Harlem. At the same time the project will celebrate the cultural, political and artistic richness of the Harlem community. So far, the program has been funded by the West Harlem Development Corporation, however, additional funds are being sought in order to publish a photography book and launch an exhibit that will feature photography and video. The training program and the Harlem Through My Eyes project would not have been possible without the generous donation of the beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities of My Images Studios also known as MIST Harlem.

For more information or to donate to the program contact melvinmccray@gmail.com.

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