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Since Frederick Murphy was young, he always enjoyed talking to his elders and hearing stories of family history. In 2016, he founded History Before Us, a project centered on capturing, preserving and advocating influential history.

In the beginning of 2017 he started traveling the Southeastern region of the United States interviewing survivors of Jim Crow, the courageous individuals who didn’t make the headlines. These untold stories prompted him to start filming the documentary The American South as We Know It.

Mr. Murphy, a Licensed Professional Counselor by trade, utilizes tactful questioning, empathy and reflection to obtain relevant information needed to produce a true narrative of African-American/American history.

After the presentation, the audience will:

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Acquire a theoretical, historical, conceptual, and critical understanding of individuals who lived during the Jim Crow era.

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Develop a clear and concise understanding of historical trauma.

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Identify how historical trauma impacts today’s society.

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Develop interventions centered on the healing of historical trauma.

Previous Speaking Engagements

Carolina College of Health and Sciences (Martin Luther King Jr. Tribute)

University of Virginia (Slave Dwelling Symposium)

Promise Land and Heritage Association (It’s all about the books celebration)

Mount Holly-Huntersville Historical Society (Black History Month Keynote Speaker)

Participant in overnight slave dwelling sleepover discussion

The Historic Penn Center (35th Annual Heritage Days Celebration)

American Hebrew Academy (MLK Jr. Weekend event)

President James K. Polk Historic Site (Black History Month Event)

Community Colleges of Baltimore County (Black History Month Symposium)

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The only way we can live up to the ideals written by the founding fathers of our a nation is to accept, understand, and learn from the complete history of America.

~Anthony D Brice, Empowerment Coach

The American South Film