Norman Kelley

Norman Kelley is an administrative associate at the Washington Monthly.

In 2013, Norman produced and directed the documentary How Washington Really Works: Charlie Peters & the Washington Monthly, which was shown on public television.

Before that he was a freelance journalist, author, and former segment producer at WBAI 99.5 FM Pacifica Radio in New York City. Norman has written three novels, including Black Heat, The Big Mango, and A Phat Death, and several other works of non-fiction, such as R&B (Rhythm and Business): The Political Economy of Black Music and The Head Negro in Charge Syndrome: The Dead End of Black Politics.

A native of Washington, D. C., Norman attended the University of the District of Columbia (formerly Federal City College), New York University, and  received his bachelor’s degree in politics and media from Empire State College in 1991. He’s currently working on a film, The Darker the Berry.

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Freedom Isn’t Free

A new film about the Peterloo massacre of 1819 reminds us that democracy must be continually fought for.

Crossing Enemy Lines

The Best of Enemies tells of an unlikely friendship between a civil rights activist and a Ku Klux Klan leader.

The Horror

Hotel Mumbai depicts the experience of living through a terrorist attack.