CoastLine: Al McSurely, Civil Rights Leader, Subject of Cash Michaels Documentary

May 2, 2019

Heather Heyer died in Charlottesville in 2017 while protesting white supremacy.   That was fifty years after civil rights leader and attorney Alan McSurely helped the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior shape the Poor Peoples’ Campaign – to help disenfranchised people of all races gain basic human rights.   

Al McSurely is still working in service of the civil rights movement -- sixty years and counting.  And despite the fact he’s spent most of that time working behind the scenes, he is the subject of a new documentary, Al:  My Brother

Filmmaker Cash Michaels, a recipient of the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina’s highest honor, is an award-winning journalist and community activist.  Michael’s documentary screens Thursday, May 2nd at UNCW’s King Hall.   This event is a partnership of Third Person Project, the Departments of Creative Writing and Film Studies at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and Cucalorus.