Your donation will provide the funding needed to complete the documentary and distribute it around the country next year.
For eight years, Jacob Finkel and his production team at the Corporation for Civic Documentaries (CCD) have been exploring Harris Wofford's remarkable life and contributions with interviews and footage from across his nine decades of adventures. CCD is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and your donation will be tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
In the 1950s, Harris Wofford began to counsel Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the adoption of nonviolent civil disobedience in the Civil Rights Movement. In the 1960 Election, Wofford made the critical suggestion that then-candidate John Kennedy call Coretta Scott King when Dr. King was arrested in Georgia. That call is often credited with winning Kennedy the election. After serving two years in Addis Ababa, helping to start the Peace Corps, Wofford returned to march with Dr. King from Selma to Montgomery, an act chronicled fifty years later in the documentary when Wofford returned to Montgomery with the daughters of Martin Luther King and George Wallace. After an upset victory and surprising defeat took him to and from the U.S. Senate and sparked the current national discussion over healthcare reform, Wofford has continued to serve as a powerful advocate for national service in America. In 2013 President Obama awarded him the Presidential Citizens Medal.
With hundreds of hours of archival footage and facinating interviews with Ted Kennedy, Colin Powell, Rick Santorum, Ted Sorensen, President George H.W. Bush, and dozens of others, the film tells the story of Harris Wofford's unique contributions to American history in an hour and thirty minutes full of experiences filmed traveling around the country with him over eight years.
Help complete the post production for the film. Please donate online and join us next year for the film's premiere. If you are able to join us in Washington, DC, please go here: supportwofforddocdc.splashthat.com or in New York, look here: supportwofforddocny.splashthat.com. Your generous contribution will allow the film to be completed in time for Wofford's 90th birthday next April.