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[03/28/18 - 01:12 PM]
History Announces Documentary Executive Produced by LeBron James and Stanley Nelson - "Rise Up: The Movement That Changed America" Premieres April 4 at 10PM ET/PT
The special explores the key battles in the Civil Rights Movement that transformed American society - from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 to the Chicago Campaign which led to the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

[via press release from History]

HISTORY(R) ANNOUNCES "RISE UP: THE MOVEMENT THAT CHANGED AMERICA" EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY LEBRON JAMES AND EMMY-AWARD(R) WINNING FILMMAKER STANLEY NELSON EXPLORING THE CAMPAIGNS OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT THAT CHANGED AMERICA FOREVER

ONE-HOUR DOCUMENTARY PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 AT 10PM ET/PT FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON, SEN. CORY BOOKER, AMONG OTHERS

New York, NY - March 28, 2018 - When Martin Luther King Jr. was murdered in Memphis, TN on April 4, 1968, he left a legacy of profound change, yet there was still much unfinished work. HISTORY presents "Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America," a one-hour documentary executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter for SpringHill Entertainment and Emmy-Award winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Freedom Riders), exploring the key battles in the Civil Rights Movement that transformed American society - from the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955 to the Chicago Campaign which led to the Fair Housing Act of 1968. Premiering Wednesday, April 4 at 10PM ET/PT on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, the special will uncover what it took to translate protest into real legislative change.

"We started Springhill to tell the stories we wanted in our community. It is an honor to partner with Stanley Nelson, who has been such an important voice and artist, on this documentary," said James. "There are more and more great productions - both fiction and nonfiction - telling our story. I am really proud of the role Springhill is playing in this moment and appreciate HISTORY giving us this opportunity."

"We are currently witnessing a young generation rising up to make their voices heard, similar to the journey courageous leaders of the Civil Rights movement took to create change in America," said Eli Lehrer, Executive Vice President of Programming, HISTORY. "Through the powerful storytelling of LeBron and Stanley, this film will reflect on the past providing viewers with an intimate account of the campaigns that resulted in unprecedented legislation, and look toward the future as current activists and politicians continue the path toward change."

"I'm very excited to work on this film, as these visionary men and women literally changed the course of history," said Nelson. "This film provides an intimate look at the strategy behind the boycotts, campaigns, and marches that came to define the movement."

Martin Luther King, Jr., among others, developed a groundbreaking combination of grassroots organizing and legal action that led to the most rapid social change in American history. This documentary will follow the inner workings of the movement and the four legislative decisions that resulted, including: Montgomery Campaign, which declared that segregated public transportation was in violation of the 14th Amendment; Birmingham Campaign, led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which ended segregation in public places and banned employment discrimination; Selma Campaign, led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which aimed to overcome legal barriers that prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote; and the Chicago Campaign, which led to the Fair Housing Act of 1968, which prohibited discrimination over the sale, rental or financing of housing.

"Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America" will track the details of the dedication, sacrifice and commitment to change - even in the face of withering violent resistance - told by the women and men who led the way. Interviewees include Civil Rights movement activists, politicians and historians, such as: President Bill Clinton; Jesse Jackson; Andrew Young; Sen. Cory Booker; Sen. Doug Jones; Harry Belafonte and Rashad Robinson, Color of Change Executive Director.

"Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America" is produced for HISTORY by Magilla Entertainment in association with SpringHill Entertainment and Firelight Media. LeBron James and Maverick Carter serve as executive producers for SpringHill Entertainment. Stanley Nelson is executive producer for Firelight Media. Matthew Ostrom, Laura Palumbo Johnson and Jason Fox are executive producers for Magilla Entertainment. Kristen Burns is executive producer for HISTORY.

About HISTORY(R)

HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate features a roster of signature series including The Curse of Oak Island, Forged in Fire, Alone, Pawn Stars, American Pickers, as well as the hit drama series Vikings and SIX. The HISTORY website is located at history.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/history and Facebook at facebook.com/history.

About SpringHill Entertainment

SpringHill Entertainment is the entertainment and content company created by LeBron James and his business partner Maverick Carter. Named after the public housing complex where James grew up in Akron, Ohio, SpringHill Entertainment develops creative content across a variety of platforms including digital, documentary and feature films, and scripted and unscripted TV. SpringHill's growing portfolio of compelling and aspirational content includes NBC's hit primetime game show, The Wall, an upcoming HBO documentary on the great Muhammad Ali along with HBO Entertainment and acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua, a scripted drama series on Madame C.J. Walker with Octavia Spencer, and a multi-part NBA documentary film for SHOWTIME. Other upcoming projects include drama series Top Boy with Drake and Adel "Future" Nur for Netflix, Best Shot with Jay Williams for YouTube Red and the powerful docuseries Warriors of Liberty City for Starz.





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