All of the characters in the film, Black Lights, have been interviewed professionally and have signed a media release form. I decided to interview these subjects because of their involvement & expertise in the area of education.
In alphabetical order:
Shatia Brown: 2010 graduate of Chicago Public Schools. Sophomore student at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.
Quincy Cochran: 2011 graduate of Urban Prep Charter Academy; Incoming freshman at North Park University.
Muriel Dorsey: 2010 graduate of Chicago Public Schools. Sophomore student at Illinois State University.
J. Ivy: Grammy award-winning Hip Hop/Spoken-Word Artist. Performed on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam.
Phillip Jackson: Founder & Director of Black Star Project
Karen Lewis: Former CPS Teacher; Current President of Chicago Teachers Union
Dr. Marvin Lynn: Assoc Dean, Teacher Education, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Yaw Nyarko: 2010 graduate of Chicago Public Schools. Sophomore student at Northern Illinois University.
Rev. Dr. Michael L. Pfleger: Pastor, St. Sabina Church
Nya Sanders: 7th grade student in Chicago Public Schools.
Mike Simmons: 2004 graduate of Chicago Public Schools. Business Entrepreneur & Asst. Director of Teen Reach Youth Services.
Dr. David Stovall: Assoc. Professor in Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois-Chicago
Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright: Pastor Emeritus, Trinity United Church of Christ
Walt Whitman: Founder & Director, Soul Children of Chicago
Students, Chicago Public Schools: Prosser Career Academy