Some stories can't help but be told. This is one of those stories. 

From Boone, North Carolina, to the hills of West Virginia, Appalachia has benefited from the enormous contributions of African-Americans. Today, the mantle is being carried by groups of young people throughout the region.  

It's time to tell their stories and celebrate their achievements. This film series features profiles of African-Americans doing remarkable things in the Appalachian region. Help us make history!

Our Team

Adam Dickson


A native of Northeast Tennessee, Adam is the Executive Director of The Langston Center in Johnson City, TN, as well as the Vice-Mayor of Jonesborough, TN.

Josh Mancuso


Josh is a filmmaker who is passionate about telling stories that matter. His work has won multiple awards. Josh is the CEO of Mancuso Entertainment and Executive Director of the Appalachian Film Festival.

Rodolphe Pierre-Louis


Rodolphe is a celebrated filmmaker and entrepreneur. He owns ActionVFX, a special effects company with clients including Marvel, Disney, and more. 

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