I am proud to have had Mary narrate three of my past films. She is a true force for good! www.carleton.edu/news/stories/new-endowment-for-africana-studies-named-for-mary-and-fred-easter/
Heading to Washington D.C. this week for the National Conference of #NASW (National Association of Social Workers). My film, “Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare,” one of three films chosen, is being screened at the event. In addition, Reverend William Barber is one of the keynote speakers – really looking forward to this! #FrancesPerkins
** “𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗱” 𝗦𝘂𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗦𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 **
Pleased to announce I'll be participating in two special screenings of “Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare” in June! On June 9th, the film will be shown in Vallejo, CA (I'll be joining virtually for the post-show discussion) and then on June 23rd, I'll be in Washington D.C. (in-person) where the film will be shown at the annual convention of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). #FrancesPerkins
Last Thursday, February 24th, Professor Jose Anderson released a groundbreaking new biography of Charles Hamilton Houston, "Genius for Justice: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Reform of American Law" and held a book talk on campus. On the same day, the University of Baltimore Law School announced that they will be archiving the full length interviews from my film "Mr Civil Rights" for use by faculty, students, researchers, and the general public.
Here's the video of the book talk - hope you enjoy!
Heading to Baltimore next week for a book talk and you're invited to attend! Registration link is below. ** Free Virtual Book Talk - 2/24/22, 5-7 (EST) ** Join in the celebration of Professor José Anderson’s new book, Genius for Justice: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Reform of American Law. Prof. Anderson will be joined by several special guests: UBalt Law professors Michael Higginbotham and Cassandra Jones Havard; Kamali Houston, a lawyer and great-granddaughter of Charles Hamilton Houston; and filmmaker Mick Caouette, who directed the documentary “Mr. Civil Rights: Thurgood Marshall and the NAACP.” Mr. Caouette has generously agreed to
Bread & Roses, from Summoned: Frances Perkins & the General Welfare: Rowan Rheingans, melody; James Oppenheim, poem; Corinne & Carol Caouette, vocals, accordion; Gildersound producer/mandolin; Erin Scott, video montage
Coming out of a belief in economic and political democracy, and envisioned by founders as a celebration of the American worker and the great American work ethic, Labor Day was conceived of in 1882 by Matthew Maguire, while serving as secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York. They proposed a Labor Day holiday and President Cleveland signed it into law in 1894. The first parade was held in NYC on September 5, 1882. View Summoned: Frances Perkins & the General Welfare Amazon Prime Video Apple TV
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November 2019 I National Archive
Q&A with Producer Mick Caouette and former Director of The FDR Library, Christopher Breiseth, immediately following the screening of “Summoned: Frances Perkins and the General Welfare” at the National Archive in Washington DC, in November of 2019.
OCTOBER 15, 2015 I aaregistry.org
Historian and documentary film producer Mick Caouette shares his views on media stereotypes on African America and how they can be changed.
MAY 27, 2011
Mick speaks at the Hubert Humphrey Centennial celebration held at the Minneapolis City Hall.
- Harrington, Amy and Nancy (2014, August). Filmmaker Mick Caouette shines new light on Thurgood Marshall. examiner.com
- Young, Jonathan (2014, September). Untold courage: Local filmmaker shows documentary on Thurgood Marshall’s early life at Stillwater Public Library. Stillwater Gazette.com
- Powell, Tracie (2015, January). Bringing Thurgood Marshall Back to the Forefront. alldigitocracy.org
- Hallman, Charles (2014, June). PBS documentary views Thurgood Marshall through a personal lens. MSR Online