Don Mizell, Esq. – Music Executive has South Florida roots - Bio
Don Mizell was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College and a JD from Harvard Law School. Mr. Mizell has been active in the music and entertainment industry for two decades.
A few of Mr. Mizell's accomplishments include:
• Development of the successful marketing strategy for creation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday;
• Author of Stevie Wonder's speech launching the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday;
• The first NAACP Image Award for Broadcasting (1981);
• Served as Interim Head of Business Development/Consumer Products Division of the Walt Disney Company, responsible for marketing the Little Mermaid music products line;
• Wrote and narrated a documentary film entitled "Ghana, Land of the Gold Coast," a MonuMint Films Production;
• Produced and directed a documentary, "Black Across the Tracks: Old Black Fort Lauderdale," Broward County Florida Library, African American Research Library, Oral History Preservation Project, 2002.
Mr. Mizell has lectured at various colleges, including the University of California at Berkeley, University of Rhode Island, Wellesley College, and Rutgers University. He is the father of two daughters. In 2005 an album that Mr. Mizell participated in producing for, "Genius Loves Company", won the Grammy for Best Album of the Year (2004).