Legacy, Inc. on location in Kenya, credit Victoria Whitmore

On location in Kenya
(credit Victoria Whitmore)

Valerie Whitmore and Wanda Whitmore at the Boston Marathon

Valerie and Wanda at the 1994 Boston Marathon

Wanda and Valerie Whitmore with Governor Deval Patrick, Barack Obama, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray & Courtney Kelly

Wanda and Valerie Whitmore with MA Gov. Deval Patrick, Barack Obama, Lt. Gov. Tim Murray, & Campaign Staffer Courtney Kelly
(credit Artis Graham)

Close-up on National Politics: Hillary Clinton & Jesse Jackson, Legacy, Inc.

Close-up on National Politics
(credit Melissa Donovan)

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Pipers Dress up Construction Site
(credit Lance Douglas)

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Valerie and Film Crew Crowd In
(credit Lance Douglas)

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Mayor Menino Seals a Deal
(credit Leslie Saltus)

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Pinnacle Musical Mood
(credit Lance Douglas)

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Musician Finds Token Inspiration
(credit Lance Douglas)

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A Professor’s Teachable Moment
(credit Lance Douglas)

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Polished Set for the Harvard MBA
(credit Lance Douglas)

Valerie Whitmore and Wanda Whitmore Valerie F. Whitmore and Wanda Whitmore
Principals/Producers, LEGACY, INC. (credit Lolita Parker, Jr.)

Valerie F. Whitmore

As founding partner and President of Legacy Inc., Ms. Whitmore has accumulated nearly thirty years of broadcasting credits. After receiving her B.A. from the University of Maryland, she worked at network affiliates in Washington, D.C. and Boston before starting her independent production company in 1987. Prominent among her assignments were Show Producer, "Coming Together" (a weekly news and entertainment magazine) and Segment Producer, "Evening Magazine" (prime time national show).

Managing Legacy, Inc. allows Ms. Whitmore to exercise a host of broadcast operations skills while developing projects from rough story ideas to broadcast premiere. They are namely: fundraising and proposal writing, scheduling crews and field equipment, supervising editing and studio facilities. Her entrepreneurial highlights include: Producing a 5-camera remote music special for Black Entertainment Television (BET)/ Hollywood Records; supervising a remote edit of 12 hours of concert programming from Montego Bay, Jamaica; and Co-executive producing an hour BET documentary on slavery, "Dark Passages," which is currently in distribution with PBS Home Video. In 1996 she co-produced and co-wrote "Kenya: Cradle of Champions" for National Geographic Television's EXPLORER program. Her documentary, "Bahia, Africa of the Americas," examining cultural and religious links in the Diaspora, continues to find audiences in schools across the country. The independent short, "a nanny's life" won acclaim at the 1999 Boston Film Festival.

Among Ms. Whitmore's professional citations are multiple Emmy awards, International Film & Television Festival of New York medals for entertainment specials, and a Unity Award in Media for Investigative reporting. She regularly shares her professional experiences with young people, speaking with high school students and community groups about her work and international travel. Ms. Whitmore and Legacy, Inc. have recently provided major development assistance to an historical film on black female graduates of Harvard and Radcliffe colleges.

Wanda Whitmore

A founding partner of Legacy, Inc, a film and video production company, Wanda Whitmore, has more than twenty-five years of journalistic experience to her credit. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Harvard & Radcliffe Colleges with a joint degree in English and American Literature and Languages, and Afro-American Studies. In addition, Wanda achieved honors distinction for her Master's Thesis from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Since 1982 Wanda has worked as an independent consultant in print and broadcast media. She has lent her scriptwriting, project development and story producing talents to various productions. Ms. Whitmore has also supplied news to Black Entertainment Television (BET) as the network's on-air Boston Correspondent. In the early 1990's, Wanda covered issues such as U.S. discrimination, foster care, race riots, education reform, and the formative years Malcolm X spent in Boston. Her professional news training began in production at the CBS Network in New York, and as a news writer at WBZ-TV in Boston.

Print and media consulting assignments include work for Black Enterprise and Essence magazines where she covered topics such as international trade, personal finance, and abortion. She has written speeches, and national media plans for the Harvard University Graduate School of Business, Benjamin Hooks (former NAACP Exec. Director), and Wilson Goode (former Philadelphia Mayor). As a principal of Legacy Inc., she has produced numerous corporate and public service videos with a focus on topics such as: progressive work environments in the banking industry, the health hazards of tobacco smoke, and a national training program for teenagers combating bias in their local communities. With the creation of "Kenya: Cradle of Champions", a National Geographic EXPLORER film, she added significant Producer/ Writer credits to her resume. She also co-produced the film, "a nanny's life" which had its world premier at the 1999 Boston Film Festival.

Ms. Whitmore's fiction writing has won finalist distinction from Chicago magazine. Her article on Affirmative Action in Fortune 500 Companies for Black Enterprise magazine was honored with a Lincoln University Unity Award.

A volunteer for several civic and educational organizations, Ms. Whitmore has donated time to Girls, Inc., the Alumni Board of Directors for Radcliffe College and Harvard University. She also served for nearly a decade on the Board of The Chestnut Hill School (CHS), an independent co-educational elementary school with academic excellence and multi-cultural education as its mission. Ms. Whitmore completed four years of service as CHS Board President in the spring of 2004. She has also offered volunteer support as a Corporation Member (2003–2006) to the Winsor School, an all girls college preparatory school in Boston.