Beverly Lindsay-Johnson has been producing award winning television programs since 1996. She retired after 30 years of service at Howard University and WHUT-TV Howard University Television located in Washington, DC. WHUT-TV is the nation’s first African American owned and operated PBS station. She has received 24 television industry awards for her productions at WHUT, including the Central Education Network (CEN) Jerry Trainor Award for her contributions to public television. She is the first woman and first African American to receive this award.
Beverly Lindsay-Johnson is President of Kendall Productions LLC, her multi-media production company. In June 2007 her independent documentary "Dance Party: The Teenarama Story" (PBS 2006) received the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy Award for Best Cultural Documentary. “Dance Party: The Teenarama Story” tells of the success of the African American teen television dance show, The Teenarama Dance Party, on WOOK-TV (1963-1970) in Washington, DC. “Dance Party: The Teenarama Story” received three television awards and is included in the permanent collection of The Paley Center for Media in New York City as a program of historical importance.
In 2016 she invited playwright, Jiiko Ozimba, to create a theatrical production on the Teenarama story, “Dancing on the Air: The Teenarama Story”. Beverly and Jiiko have worked together for 5 years in developing the script and fundraising for this special production of “Dancing on the Air: The Teenarama Story.”
Her current documentary production, “Fat Boy: The Billy Stewart Story”, produced for PBS broadcast, was awarded the 2021 Communicator Award in Excellence in the television/film category. The documentary currently airs on 102 PBS stations nationwide.
In January 2021, she became the Executive Director of the African American Music Association in Washington, DC. She is the former President of the National Hand Dance Association in Washington, DC. Mrs. Lindsay-Johnson is also a Community Researcher for the Bronx African American History Project (BAAHP). She works with BAAHP in documenting the history of early R&B artists from the Morrisania section of The Bronx such as The Chantels and the Chords.
The African American Music Association, Inc. (AAMA), a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity, was established in 1992 to preserve, protect, promote, and foster the continued development of African American music and the legacy of those who compose, record, and perform the music. The AAMA is organized exclusively for charitable, cultural, and educational purposes. Previous and ongoing activities include the Marvin Gaye Day Celebration in the District of Columbia, a youth music entrepreneurship program, a scholarship fund, and music-related workshops and networking events. The AAMA strives to offer programs that promote a better quality of life for persons pursuing performing arts as a career. The “total well-being” of the artist, through human and personal development, is paramount. For more information about AAMA programs and services visit www.AAMADC.org