Lawrence Walker

Filmmaker LAWRENCE E. WALKER has spent over 30 years collecting historic photographs, visiting African-American historic sites in New Jersey and neighboring states, and researching a project titled Journey to Freedom: The African-American Experience in New Jersey, 1638-1931, this project which includes a books, an educational 2-set CD-ROM and an inspirational music CD. Mr. Walker is former President of Bull’s Eye Production, Inc. in Somerset, NJ. He has worked as a free-lance cameraman and editor for NBC-TV, CBSTV, News 12 and TKR Cable, also worked on a number of PBS-TV documentaries Paul Robeson: a Commentary, To Serve My Country, To Serve My Race, and The Life of Paul Robeson. A graduate of Kean University, he lives in Pompano Beach, Florida. Lawrence E. Walker, was born on October 27, 1952 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. He spent most of his adolescence years in the township of Elizabeth, NJ where he was raised and nurtured by his loving mother Ida Clyde Walker. Growing up, he kept himself out of the hard knock street life by developing a love for the game of basketball and running track & field. His mother also kept him grounded in church and faith by singing and playing the piano which he loved. In his four years at Kean University, Lawrence demonstrated leadership skills in his classes, on the basketball court and in track and field. In 1976, he graduate from Kean University in Union, New Jersey with a BA degree in communication. Thereafter, Lawrence started his TV/Film Production career at CBS Broadcasting Network in New York City. He worked in the Video Tape Library Department for about eight, as the lead person in that department. That opportunity opened up another job with a film company in New York City, and then he started working with TKR Cable in Elizabeth, New Jersey working as a camera operator & video tape operator in field/studio work as a volunteer. His work in the T.V. Production field involved shooting and producing news, field/studio & news editing, and putting together content for the evening news. In 1995, Lawrence partnered with Renaldo Mack and founded a production company called Bull’s-Eye Production Inc., and a created a foundation in his name, Lawrence E. Walker Foundation, Inc., which would develop documentaries for Cable T.V & Network T.V. They produced two award winning projects titled: “Serve My Country, To Serve My Race,” and “Here I Stand Determine.” In 1996, Lawrence had the opportunity to work with a brand new 12 hour Cable News Network called News 12, Edison, New Jersey, editing news before it was broadcast. Mr. Walker, is now President/CEO of & the which both site are online social social search engine and media network focusing on American History and around the World. In 1997 he was awarded an Army Person of the Year Award in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for his research on the history of black women who served during World War II. He documented over 50 years of history being lost in 2-3 newspaper publications. In 2000 he started working on a 6- hour documentary on Slavery and the Underground Railroad in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York between 1600 to 1800’s. He spent seven and a half years gathering research data consisting of over 3000 documents and over 16,000 digital photographs, filming over 30 historian, and reenacting the (colonial period) Revolutionary War and Civil War times. This kind of work has never been done before within the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. As part of this historical project, Lawrence also interviewed 160 African-Americans males and female veterans of World War II and the Korean War. Lawrence’s long term goal is to take all of his collections and put them in a museum, university, community, school or university libraries, accessible globally. His latest book and film project, Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice and Will focusing on African American Women during World War II. Two other books “Let The Church Say Amen,” and “Free At Last, Free At Last, Thank God Almighty, I’m Free At Last.”