In this short trailer for Funmi Ogunro’s forthcoming documentary, Ogunro uses history and testimony to answer this question.
Funmi Ogunro is a Nigerian-American Lonestar Emmy nominated film producer and editor from Austin, Texas. Funmi was most recently awarded a National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Award for her work on the national TV series American Graduate funded by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting and distributed on PBS.
Funmi’s work has screened at SXSW, the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival, and many more. Her online comedy web series, Nneka The Uber Driver, was an official selection of the Women of the Lens Film Festival in London, England. She is the creator of Art is Cool, a multi-service organization specializing in videography, and short and long format documentary films. In addition to producing, Funmi Ogunro served as the host of Juneteenth Jamboree, a PBS production dedicated to the discussion of Texas Black History.