In the Ellis Island of the South, could there be lessons about democracy & getting along?

“America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa: Clarkston Georgia” explores what it takes to be inclusive, engaged and living in the “New America.” It is the story of a small town of 7,500 people that has gone from being 90% white in the 1980s to less than 14% white today. Located in the shadow of Stone Mountain, once a gathering place for Ku Klux Klan cross burnings, Clarkston today is home to thousands of refugees from Vietnam, Somalia, Iraq and Bhutan – along with some forty other countries. This special is an intimate look at how changing demographics are reshaping the political landscape of America. It premiered on PBS September 21 as a Need to Know Election 2012 Special Presentation.

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Executive Producers:  Maria Hinojosa and Martha Spanninger
Written and Directed by:  Martha Spanninger
Producer:  Xochitl Dorsey
Editor:  Chris Fiore
Director of Photography:  Paul de Lumen
Story Editor:  Charlotte Mangin

Produced by The FuturoMedia Group with the support of
The National Minority Consortia
Ford Foundation
Marguerite Casey Foundation

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