CLAY1613 is a film that engages all of the senses in storytelling and family preservation. In telling difficult stories, film provides a unique format for sharing, exploring and engaging an audience.
Leontyne Peck is an educator, author and speaker with more than 30 years of experience in presenting African American Cultural Programs and Family Genealogy Stories. She received her education from American University, the American University of Rome and West Virginia University. She has taught African American Studies, Sociology and State and Local Government Classes.
She gives presentation to educational institutions, faith organizations, libraries, genealogical societies and private businesses on her experiences in finding her roots and encouraging others to search for their ancestors. She can trace her roots to John Clay who arrived in America in 1613. Her ancestry is also connected to USCT Civil War soldier Job Gaiter, Jazz Pioneer Don Redman as well as the enslaved community of President James Madison’s Montpelier.
She is the recipient of a host of awards. Among those are Maryland Business and Professional Woman of the Year, Maryland Commissioner on African American History and Culture and a Ford Foundation Scholar in African American Studies.
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    Clay1613 An American Family in Black & White2022
    Documentary, Feature
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    Clay1613 An American Family in Black & White2022
    Documentary, Feature
  • Director (1 Credit)
    Clay1613 An American Family in Black & White2022
    Documentary, Feature
College
American University
Political Science
College
West Virginia University
Higher Education Administration
CLAY1613 is a film that engages all of the senses in storytelling and family preservation. In telling difficult stories, film provides a unique format for sharing, exploring and engaging an audience.
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