Photo: World Channel
Photo: World Channel

WORLD Channel is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day tonight with Metcalfe Park: Black Vote Rising, a look at two women fighting to protect voting rights for their community. Premiering tonight on-air and streaming, the film follows a mother-daughter activist duo in Milwaukee’s Metcalfe Park neighborhood. When Wisconsin’s 2020 Primary, held during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulted in 16% of Black voters being disenfranchised in Milwaukee, Danell Cross and her daughter Melody McCurtis become determined to prevent this from happening again. Check out the trailer below:

Directed by Brad Lichtenstein and Miela Fetaw, Metcalfe ParkBlack Vote Rising follows Cross and McCurtis as they go door to door in their community, working to help residents register to vote for the 2020 Presidential Election in the face of a growing pandemic and voter suppression efforts.

The film airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET. on WORLD Channel and worldchannel.org.

This post was curated by Nsenga K. Burton, founder & editor-in-chief of The Burton Wire. Follow Nsenga on Twitter @Ntellectual.

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