The documentary allows viewers to journey alongside Ambassador Andrew Young as he travels to Memphis, Tennessee, to reflect upon Dr. King’s final fight before his untimely demise—The Poor People’s Campaign, and to highlight the modern-day Silver Rights Movement led by John Hope Bryant and Operation HOPE.
ATLANTA – June 26, 2019 – Operation HOPE announced today that the documentary “Andrew Young Presents: The Color of Money” which highlights the organization’s for-purpose financial dignity and economic empowerment work is now available to the public online. In its 11th year of national syndication, “Andrew Young Presents” is a series of first-person documentary narratives hosted by civil rights activist, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and HOPE Global Spokesman, Andrew J. Young. The latest episode, “Andrew Young Presents: The Color of Money,” features the work of HOPE supported by partner organizations First Tennessee Bank and SunTrust Bank, and focuses on the continuation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Poor People’s Campaign.”
“Andrew Young Presents: The Color of Money” is available for on-demand viewing at thecolorofmoney.org and YouTube.
“We are honored to have the work of HOPE – delivered through our nationwide HOPE Inside network – included in this amazing production in honor of Dr. King’s dream of financial inclusion,” said Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Hope Bryant. “This documentary will educate many on the second part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s integration dream—the integration of the dollar, under the banner of “silver rights”—rights to ﬁnancial literacy, access to capital, and equity of opportunity, for all.
The HOPE Inside model, created by Operation HOPE to provide no-cost financial literacy coaching and education to participants through the support of financial and corporate partners, is presented in the documentary as a mechanism of personal and community economic uplift for low and moderate-income youth and adults.
“Operation HOPE is extending Dr. King’s dream of financial inclusion by empowering individuals and communities with financial dignity with the help of partners like SunTrust and First Tennessee Bank,” said Ambassador Andrew Young. “I’m proud to see how Dr. King’s legacy continues on today in cities like Memphis and Atlanta, and around the nation, more than 50 years later.”
About Operation HOPE
Since 1992, Operation HOPE has been moving America from civil rights to “silver rights” with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved—disrupting poverty for millions of low- and moderate-income families across the nation. Through our community uplift model, HOPE Inside, which received the 2016 Innovator of the Year recognition by American Banker magazine, Operation HOPE has served more than 4 million individuals and directed more than $3.2 billion in economic activity into disenfranchised communities—turning check cashing customers into banking customers, renters into homeowners, small business dreamers into small business owners, minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, and uncertain disaster victims into financially empowered disaster survivors. Project 5117 is our multi-year four-pronged approach to combating economic inequality that aims to improve financial literacy, increase business role models and business internships for youth in underserved communities, and stabilize the American dream by boosting FICO scores. Operation HOPE recently received its fourth consecutive 4-star charity rating for fiscal management and commitment to transparency and accountability by the prestigious non-profit evaluator, Charity Navigator. For more information: www.OperationHOPE.org. Follow Operation HOPE on Twitter and Facebook @operationhope