Journalist Cash Michaels to speak at Joyner

Oct. 2, 2019, 4 p.m.

Join us for a talk with veteran journalist Cash Michaels about the role and importance of African American media on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 4 p.m. on the fourth floor of Joyner Library.

Michaels writes for African American community newspapers across North Carolina including The Wilmington Journal, The Carolina Times and The Carolina Peacemaker.

Michaels is also a documentary producer who launched his own nonprofit social justice  production company.

Michaels has produced a wide range of projects including his most recent film, “Al: My Brother,” the story of white civil rights activist/attorney Alan McSurely; 2014’s “Pardon’s of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten” and 2010’s   “Obama in NC: The Path to History.”

He is currently producing a film documenting the church history of Lincoln Park Holiness Church in Raleigh, and a tribute film to 90-year0old Mary E. Perry, the longest serving NAACP chapter president in North Carolina

During his career, Michaels has been recognized for his work and community service, most notably receiving the NC Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Gov. Roy Cooper in 2017 and proclamations from Cary Mayor Harold Weinbrecht, Jr. and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane making March 3rd and 4th “Cash Michaels Day” respectively.

Michaels is a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., where he attended Brooklyn College for two years. In August 1981, after working at several small radio stations in New York and New Jersey, Michaels moved to Durham, NC to do the morning drive program on WSRC-AM.