The fiftieth anniversary of these events is being observed and explored with the production of a documentary tentatively titled, Confronting the Klan: The W. Horace Carter Story. Organized by the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the project is funded with private donations and is being produced by Memory Lane Productions, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina. Mr. Carter and his family are fully cooperating with the project.

Please watch as we continue to develop this site with information about the film project and Horace Carter’s life and times. We invite your suggestions and want to hear about the stories, personal contacts, photos, film or other memorabilia that you have or know of relating to the subject matter.

Clark, Carter and Campbell

The Filmmakers

Dr. Walter E. Campbell is President and CEO of Memory Lane Productions, Inc. of Durham, North Carolina. He holds a PhD in American History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and he specializes in the history of science, business and race relations in the American South.

Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Walt has lived in North Carolina since 1976. He is an independent scholar, author and filmmaker and has created print and video works for more than two decades. In 1996 he was awarded the Clarendon Cup for Across Fortune's Tracks: A Biography of William Rand Kenan, Jr. (UNC Press). His most recent book, Foundations for Excellence: 75 Years of Duke Medicine, was published by Duke University Medical Center Library in October 2006.

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Martin Clark began producing video projects in 1984 as a student at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While pursing a degree in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures, he also worked on the student staff of North Carolina Public Television and with Student Television for UNC-CH. His service to the campus via Student Television was recognized by his induction into the university’s top honorary societies, including the Order of the Golden Fleece.

Martin has contributed to a number of award-winning works spanning the educational, corporate, nonprofit, and documentary arenas. Between 1995-98 he produced and directed several pieces for the Ford Foundation’s Rural Community College Initiative (RCCI), which fosters economic development and access to education in rural communities. The centerpiece of Martin’s RCCI work is a five-hour series of eight educational/documentary programs presenting the initiative’s goals and success stories.

Martin produced and edited the 1994 documentary Dr. Frank: The Life and Times of Frank Porter Graham. The film, narrated by Charles Kuralt and broadcast on North Carolina Public Television, garnered significant critical recognition including an Emmy award, a CINE Golden Eagle, and a screening at New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

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