Production Credits

May 13, 2021
Premieres Monday, May 31 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings), and the PBS Video app

A Film by

DeNeen L. Brown

Jonathan Silvers

Eric Stover

Produced and Directed by

Jonathan Silvers

Produced and Reported by

DeNeen L. Brown

Produced by

Eric Stover

Narrated by

Michel Martin

Executive Producer

Penny Lieberman

Director of Photography

Ian Dudley

Edited by

Jonathan Silvers

Patrick Flynn

Israel Nava

Original Music Composed and Performed by

David Christman

Robert Y. Lee

Doug Johnson

Senior Producers

Israel Nava

Joel Wade

Jack Belisle

Andrea Lampros

Videography by

Ian Dudley

Jonathan Silvers

Joel Wade

Mariam Dwedar

Graham Sheldon

Charles Hall

Hossam Aboul-Magd

Todd Roberts

Lyndon Alvarez

Timothy Debruyn

C.J. Webber-Neal

Duane Poquis

Jack Belisle

Robert Caccamsie (Guatemala)


Robert Y. Lee

Ryan Trefes

Todd Roberts

Jack Frank

Lyndon Alvarez

Alissa Shapiro (Guatemala)

Online Editor

Michiel Pilgram

Sound Editor and Re-recording Mixer

Doug Johnson

Graphics by

Joshua Sarlo

Ryan Trefes

Eric Fisher

Production Assistant

Bat-Or Kalo

Studio Facilities

National Public Radio, Washington, D.C.

Bluehouse Media, Tulsa

Audio Engineer (Narration)

Gemma Watters

Research and Fact Checking

Lucy McCauley

Tara Anderson

Isa Avila

Danielle Cosmes

Karina Cortes Garcia

Darlene Dickinson

Ceren Fitoz

Janine Graham

Jennifer Kwon

Hannah Hartt

Jean Li

Lily Lucero

Shakiba Mashayekhi

Lucy Meyer

Issabella Romo

UC Berkeley Human Rights Center Investigations Lab

Academic Advisor

Dr. Marcia Chatelain

Legal Advisors

Christopher Maddox

Christopher Spicer

Miles Taylor

Ira Dizengoff

Chan D. Booth

Archival Material provided by

AP Archive

Arkansas State Archives

City of Tulsa

Florida Historical Society

Getty Images

Greenwood Leadership Academy

Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation

Human Rights Watch

Jack Frank Productions

Library of Congress

Minneapolis Police Department

Neal Communications Inc.

Oklahoma Archeological Survey

Oklahoma Historical Society

Oklahoma State University Tulsa Library Special Collections and Archives

Prelinger Archive

Scripps Media Inc.


State Archives of Florida

Todd Roberts

Tulsa Historical Society and Museum

Tulsa Police Department

University of Oklahoma Libraries Western History Collections

University of Tulsa McFarlin Library

The Washington Post


Yale University Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Additional Music

“Amazing Grace”


“I Don’t Feel Noways Tired”

Written by Curtis Burrell

Published Peermusic III Ltd. and Savgos Music (BMI)

“Lift Every Voice and Sing”

Written by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson

Performed by Majeste Pearson

Fiscal Sponsor

New York Foundation for the Arts

Production Support for this Chasing the Dream presentation was provided by

The JPB Foundation

The Peter G. Peterson and Joan Ganz Cooney Fund

Original Production Funding provided by

The Derfner Foundation

A.W. Fong

Joseph and Diane Steinberg

Elaine and W. Weldon Wilson

Carolyn Patty Blum

Darian Swig

Neal and Ashley Robin

Albert A. Robin Family Foundation

Craig Mowry

For The WNET Group

Supervising Producer

Benjamin Phelps

Program Administration

Emilio Saldana

Legal Affairs

Matt Clark

Budget Controller

Sue Bartelt

Audience Engagement

Dorean Rose Pugh

Natasha Padilla



Social Media

Karen Ho

Daniel Quitério

Digital Marketing

Black Girl Digital

Station Relations

Robin Rodriguez

Digital Production

Cindy Y. Rodriguez

Tess Brock

Producer for Chasing the Dream

Maya Navon

Associate Digital Producer for Chasing the Dream

Nina Joung

Executive Producer for Chasing the Dream

Eugenia Harvey

Executive Producer for The WNET Group

Lesley Norman

Executive in Charge for The WNET Group

Stephen Segaller

A production of Saybrook Productions Ltd. in association with The WNET Group.

Produced by Saybrook Productions Ltd., which is solely responsible for its content.

© 2021 Saybrook Productions Ltd., DeNeen L. Brown and Eric Stover. All Rights Reserved.