Tamera Coleman is the Media Madam

Inns of Color – Half Hour Version from Tamera Coleman on Vimeo.

Tamera Coleman’s independently produced web series “Inns of Color” highlights the history of African-American travel and showcases a collective of five uniquely-themed African-American-owned bed and breakfasts. Before the Civil Rights Act of 1964, lodging choices were limited for African-Americans who traveled. Because of segregation, traveling families and entertainers had few places to stay. African-American families began opening their homes to these travelers, eventually establishing guest houses and hotels.

Spotlighting the vibrant cultural tradition of African-American inn-keeping, the series takes viewers on journeys to the Harlem Renaissance, Long Island’s wine country and even to parishes of Jamaica. Each vignette is hosted by the innkeepers of these unique B&B’s, who invite viewers into their guest rooms, dish up breakfast and share stories of the culture infusing these homes-away-from-home. Narrated by Molette Green, a Washington, D.C., broadcast journalist, these five portraits were videotaped in high definition with the Sony Z1U and finished on Final Cut Pro X. Presented in Partnership with LookaStory Pictures, LLP.


Be My Guest: The Beginning of Black B&B’s from Tamera Coleman on Vimeo.

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