Project Gets Lift from Harvey Godwin
(from left): Teresa Oxendine, Director of Donor Relations, Harvey
Godwin, Owner of Two Hawk Employment Services, and Stanley Knick,
Director of Native American Resource Center.
A UNC Pembroke video
project on the spirit and culture of the Lumbee people has received
a boost from an old friend.
Harvey Godwin, a
1991 graduate and owner/manager of Two Hawk Employment Services, has
contributed $500 to help produce "Lumbee by Grace: Landmarks in
Produced by the
Native American Resource Center, the 30-minute
video consists of on-camera interviews with Lumbees talking about what
it is to be Lumbee. Mr. Godwin said the project has captured his imagination
"This is the
most important film ever made on the Lumbee people," Mr. Godwin
said. "It tells about what it is really like to be Lumbee, our
Mr. Godwin, who
gained notoriety for his portrayal of Lumbee hero Henry Berry Lowrie
in the outdoor drama "Strike at the Wind," said the project
is important for two reasons.
you are is important in relating to others," he said. "This
project will build self-esteem and self-respect among Lumbees, and it
will have educational value for how others see us."
The project is a
collaboration between the Native American Resource
Center, the Department of Mass Communications
and UNCP's Media Integration Project.
Dr. Stan Knick, director of the Resource Center, co-produced and directed
the project and deserves much credit, Mr. Godwin said.
"I have admired
Dr. Knick for many years, and he is a great asset to this area, to the
museum and to the university," he said.
Dr. Knick thanked
Mr. Godwin for his continued support.
"I am pleased
that Mr. Godwin is continuing his tradition of caring about the university
and this museum," Dr. Knick said. "He embodies the best this
university has to offer, and he is always willing to give back to the
Dr. Knick said the
project, which has been a year in the making, is complete and tapes
will mass produced soon.
we have captured something important about Lumbee culture," he
said. "Basically, it is a series of interviews about what it means
to be Lumbee. These are people of various backgrounds, ages and genders,
with many points of view represented."
Dr. Knick thanked
co-producer George Johnson, a television engineer with the Department
of Mass Communications, for his technical expertise. Dr. Knick anticipates
that the project will eventually be produced on DVD.
The gift to the
university was made through Mr. Godwin's company. Two Hawk Employment
Services is headquartered in Lumberton, with offices in Laurinburg,
Durham and Greensboro.
For more information
about contributing to this project or others, please call the Office
of Donor Relations at 910.521.6213.
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