Hiztorical Vision Productions
Hiztorical Vision Productions is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in Auburn, AL in 2017 by historian educator Theo M. Moore II. Theo is passionate about history, particularly African American history that often goes unnoticed. For this reason, he established HVP to preserve local history and educate the masses through uplifting historic documentaries. “I am the type of person that when I learn new information, I want to share it with all who will listen.” - T. Moore, II HVP was born out of Theo’s desire to share uplifting information about African American history that is not always easily accessible or taught to the general public. “The films and projects we usually see of African Americans are from the victimization standpoint rather than a focus on the success stories of those who were civically engaged or made contributions to this country.” - T. Moore, II HVP desires to help local communities take back control of their narratives by working with them to produce historical short-film documentaries about the often-untold success stories of African Americans in their area. HVP also acts as a resource to educators, history lovers, and local organizations who want to provide enrichment material to educate the community, classroom, and nation.
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Meet Our Board of Directors
After a decade in retail management, Whitney began her career in the nonprofit sector as a Nonprofit and Cause Marketing Strategist. She partnered with nonprofit executives to grow their personal and professional brands, human-to-human. In 2018, she relocated to Auburn, AL to join the AmeriCorps Vista program. While at Auburn University, she has worked in Auburn Outreach, Auburn University Foundation, and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity. In November 2021, Whitney rejoined Auburn Outreach as the Outreach Programs Administrator in the Office of Public Service.
Whitney is dedicated to serving others in the community, from mentoring high school students to providing food and resources to families in need. Motto: “Success is on the other side of service.”
"African American history inspires me, and I feel that it is important for me to inspire others by sharing our history to equip them with the knowledge necessary to strive for excellence, leave a legacy, and motivate future generations." … Jocelyn Moore
"It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity, there is beauty, and there is strength." Maya Angelou
Dr. Brewster received a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management in May 1999 from Alabama State University and subsequently received a Master of Science degree in Sport and Fitness Management in May 2006 from Troy University. He earned his Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law in December 2019 from Alabama State University. His dissertation covered the Success of African American Male Students Attending a Predominantly White Institution as it Relates to Mentoring, Student Engagement and Self Efficacy.
Vanessa grew up in Auburn and attended The University of Alabama, graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Upon returning to Lee County, Vanessa has become involved in the community. In addition to Hiztorical Vision Productions, Vanessa is also on the Board of the Community Foundation of East Alabama, a member of the Mu Sigma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and an active member of her church, Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist.
Vanessa is also a published author of the book, WE’RE IN HEAVEN, AND I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS.
"I learned a long time ago the wisest thing I can do is be on my own side, be an advocate for myself and others like me." -Maya Angelou
Monica currently serves as the Alabama Grassroots Manager for the American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network. ACS CAN is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization working every day to make cancer issues a national priority. In this role, Monica recruits, trains, and manages all of the Alabama volunteers. Teaching people how to advocate for themselves and their communities always have and continue to be one of her top priorities.
As part of the Tuskegee University Archives team, Ferguson helps to preserve and promote the university’s rich history that spans more than 142 years. During her 12-year tenure with the university, she has developed areas of specialty that include archival research, digital preservation, digitization, outreach/development, and program management. She is a member of the Society of American Archivists, Society of Alabama Archivists and the Association of African American Museums.
Outside of her work, Ferguson is actively involved in the community. She is a Tuskegee native and graduate of Bethune-Cookman University. She serves on the Community Advisory Board for Forge Ahead Center and is a member of Tuskegee Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Moore has produced three award-winning films under the auspices of Hiztorical Vision Productions: Crown the County of Lowndes, Hobson City: From Peril to Promise, and Afrikan By Way of American. Also, Moore is the lead producer of film projects for the Bama Black History 365 Internship Program. All film projects have been screened in over 50 nationwide film festivals and screening events. Moore has received recognition from academic institutions, politicians, and community leaders for his efforts to celebrate African American history through the art of film-making. In December 2022, Moore became the first recipient of the David Brower Alabama Filmmaker Grant. Also, in May 2023, Moore received national recognition from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Theo M. Moore II was selected as a mentee for the inaugural PBS Ignite Mentorship for Diverse Voices.