The financial dignity and economic empowerment work of Operation HOPE is highlighted in the latest installment of the documentary series, “Andrew Young Presents.” 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 with partner organizations First Horizon and SunTrust, and focuses on the continuation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Poor People’s Campaign.”
“We are honored to have the work of HOPE 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 the cities like Memphis and Atlanta, and around the nation, more than 50 years later.”
First Tennessee Bank, member of the First Horizon National Corp. family of companies, and SunTrust Bank are partnering to host a special screening of the documentary on Nov. 19, 5-8 p.m. at the University Center Theatre at the University of Memphis. The free event is open to the public, but space is limited and reservations are requested. To register, visit www.thecolorofmoney.eventbrite.com.
A VIP screening of the documentary will be hosted by Hyatt at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta on Dec. 11, in the same hotel ballroom where the final annual gathering of Dr. King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was held prior to his assassination.
“Andrew Young Presents: The Color of Money” will air as follows:
Atlanta – Nov 11, 5 p.m.; Dec. 30, 5 p.m. – WSB-TV
Tampa – Nov. 25, 1 p.m. – WWSB-ABC
Charlotte – Nov. 18, 4 p.m. – WSOC-ABC
Memphis – Dec. 22; 3 p.m. – WHBQ-Fox
Chicago – Dec. 23, 1 p.m. – WPWR-TV
Check local listings for additional air dates/times.