Documentary by Alumnus Wins Film Award

A documentary created by producer and director Thomas Coulter MBA'95 recently won Best Regional Film at the Astoria International Film Festival.

The film, titled "The Ku Klux Klan in Oregon: 1920-23," addresses the history of the Klan in Oregon and a time period when the group influenced politics in the state.

Coulter owns Frame by Frame Productions and has worked 25 years in radio, television and cable TV production.

One of his past documentary projects was "The Oregon Nikkei Story: Japanese Americans in Oregon 1880-1941."

Coulter's award-winning film on the KKK will be screened Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 7 p.m. at the Salem Public Library as part of Willamette's annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

The event is free, and Coulter will participate in a panel discussion with local historians and civil rights advocates.