Episode 7

Published on:

14th Jan 2021

Black Elvis Matters

In 1992 a black man went down to Memphis, TN and took 2nd place in the Elvis Impersonator World Championships. He came in 2nd again in 1997. When it happened a third time in 1999, some said he'd never actually win. After all, it was the heart of the deep south, in the city where Martin Luther King was assassinated, against a hundred other white Elvises. Still, he persisted. In 2003, Robert Washington became the only black man ever to win the Images of the King World Championships.
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A straight white guy who comes from a family of 9 adopted kids: 4 white, 3 black, and 2 asian. David went to The Evergreen State College while working as a grocery checker to pay for it. He did heavy manual labor building roof trusses when his dad was a successful contractor and developer. David chose not to go into that field, despite the financial security it would have guaranteed. He worked for about 10 years in psychiatric social work doing homeless outreach, crisis intervention, and substance abuse treatment. He has spent the past couple decades in documentary filmmaking, as a college faculty, a yoga instructor, and personal trainer. David is a small business owner, a Cub Scout volunteer, and a single dad with a young child. He shoots guns, lifts weights, rides bikes, and teaches self-defense. David went to Obama's inauguration for his honeymoon. He's been a progressive liberal and a liberated conservative.