Why is it so important for you to share this story?
I think it is important to share this particular story because it’s a true story from my hometown of Oxford, North Carolina. It’s about a very brutal racial murder in the middle of a black community; yet the whites [that] committed the murder were set free. This is a story about young people rising up and speaking out.
Will the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network play a role in promoting this movie?
Absolutely, throughout the Network we are gonna spread the word about Blood Done Sign My Name. I think it’s very important for the hip-hop generation to see, not just moments of the past, but see how the past applies to the 21st century.
Was Nate Parker able to pull off a good Dr. Chavis?
When I saw the finished product, I was so proud of the job that Nate Parker did. In fact, he played me better than me, so I’m very pleased because it’s a true story but it is also an accurate story.