Visual Journeys of Eric Seals

History remembers the Buffalo Soliders & the Tuskegee Airmen but many books forgot the honor & sacrifice the Montford Point Marines gave to this country.
Now in their early 90's these Marines were the first Black Marines to fight in WWII while still dealing with racism back in America.
Of the 20,000 that trained at a segregated boot camp in North Carolina & fought in the South Pacific, only 300 are still living. A few of the Marines living in Detroit talk about their experiences, reminisce over old archival black & white pictures of themselves training in the 1940's & finally the honor to receive the Congressional Gold Medal given to them during the Summer of 2012 at the Capitol in Washington D.C.
As 92-year-old Montford Point Marine Robert Middleton from Detroit said, “I’m glad to see these things happen for us because this will open a lot of eyes and at the same time stop us from being forgotten and ignored.”
Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press

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Video storytelling is powerful when done with great characters, striking visuals & a good editing.
I'm a photo & video journalist for the Detroit Free Press which over the past several years has become a place known for great video storytelling from…


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Video storytelling is powerful when done with great characters, striking visuals & a good editing.
I'm a photo & video journalist for the Detroit Free Press which over the past several years has become a place known for great video storytelling from talented video journalists. Over 23 Michigan Emmy Awards, 4 National Emmy Awards, 2 National Edward R. Murrow Awards & a Webby Award.
Eric Seals
eseals@freepress.com

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  • Twolight Films

    This is a cool video. I too went through the same thing with my son this past year, it was hard!

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    My son 10 month...
    A little video shot with 5d mark II.
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  • DCJ

    Nice altitude Eric! A couple freshly charged Anti-Fog Inserts in the housing should eliminate any fogging potential on future flights. Looking forward to the next video!

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