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Michon Boston

Moderator, River City Drum Beat Film

Michon Boston is founder and principal of Michon Boston Group Ltd., providing consulting and strategic planning to media makers and organizations on impact campaigns to reach and inspire their target audiences. Her client projects include the documentaries “River City Drumbeat,” “Hillbilly,” “Raising Bertie,” and media campaigns launched by ITVS, Firelight Media, Smithsonian Institution, AFI DOCS, and engagement events for films featured on PBS and HBO. Boston has worked in television programming for PBS and was director of programs for DC Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is also a journalist and playwright. Her articles are published in The New York Times, Washington City Paper, The Washington Post magazine, Oberlin Alumni magazine, and The Root. Her play “Iola’s Letter: The Memphis Crusade of Ida B. Wells,” about the anti-lynching activist, suffragist, and journalist, is published in Strange Fruit: Plays on Lynching by American Women. Boston is also a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant for her research project, “A History of Black Women at Oberlin College,” which is now part of the collections of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.