Working Towards Our Dreams Series – Mickey Dean

I recently had the privilege of interviewing an individual who has been a source of inspiration my entire life when it comes to chasing after my dreams. Mickey Dean left his small hometown of Sandersville, Georgia, in the late 60’s to attend college and in his own words has been “chasing after Black Power ever since”.

Many people misunderstand what the Black Power Movement meant (and continues to mean) for many African Americans and other members of the Black Diaspora. This is one of the reasons I was so happy to have a chance to sit down and talk with my elder cousin about why self determination for Black people is so important to him and how the Black Power Movement helped to shape the work of his career and service to the community. You can view the full interview on MartaGwyn TV by clicking the link below. We invite you to join in on the conversation in the comments.

Unboxing Potential featuring Mickey Dean

Join us next week as we continue to recognize and celebrate individuals who are waking up every day and working to make their dreams a reality.


Marta is an award winning filmmaker, writer and producer committed to sharing the rich and complex stories of America’s Heartland region.  Marta wears several hats as Chief Creative-in-Charge of MartaGwyn Productions, LLC as well as the Co-Founder and Senior Grant Writer of Youngblood and Associates, LLC and Chief Operations Officer of Marta Collier Educational Systems and Services, LLC.

Marta is also the founder and editor-in-chief of TheWRITEaddiction.  An online community of writers that publish creative and inspirational works daily at www.TheWriteAddiction.com.

Marta is an alumna of The Ohio State University and Tougaloo College with degrees in Sociology and English-Journalism and resides in Little Rock, Arkansas, with her husband and unconventional college sweetheart of 11 years, Terrance Youngblood.

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