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Special Screening of “Andrew Young Presents: The Color of Money” to be hosted by Hyatt Regency Atlanta

Latest installment of the “Andrew Young Presents” documentary series honors Dr. King’s dream of financial inclusion; highlights the work of Operation HOPE

Dec. 11, 2018 The Andrew Young Foundation announced today the recent release of the latest installment of the documentary series, “Andrew Young Presents.” Tonight, Hyatt Regency Atlanta will host a special screening of “Andrew Young Presents: The Color of Money,” followed by a conversation and audience Q&A with Ambassador Andrew Young; Dennis Lockhart, former president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; Susan Johnson, EVP; chief marketing officer of SunTrust Banks; and John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE. The screening will be held in the ballroom where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and his team, including Ambassador Young, held their final annual staff meeting prior to his assassination.  

In its 11th year of national syndication, “Andrew Young Presents” is a series of first-person documentary narratives hosted by the civil rights activist and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. This latest episode highlights the work of nonprofit Operation HOPE with partner organizations First Horizon and SunTrust, and focuses on the continuation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Poor People’s Campaign.”

“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.” 

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.

“We are honored to have the work of HOPE included in this amazing production,” said 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.

“Andrew Young Presents: The Color of Money” will air in syndication on more than 200 stations nationwide. It will air locally on December 30, 5 p.m. on WSB-TV.

About The Andrew Young Foundation

The mission of The Andrew Young Foundation is to support and promote education, leadership and human rights in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean. The Andrew J. Young Foundation promotes more just and prosperous communities in the U.S. and globally by developing and supporting a new generation of leadership for a multicultural world. The Foundation supports initiatives locally, nationally and internationally in four areas that reflect Young’s work as a pastor, activist, ambassador and elected official consisting of Public Service and Advocacy; Civil Rights and Civic Participation; International Humanitarian Initiatives; and Community Engagement.

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 2.8 million individuals and directed more than $2.7 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


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