March 29, 2022
Black History Month 2022 has just passed and I’m thinking about how it is that we know Black people that we often do not recognize while they are creating history right now. One such person is John L. Butler, Jr., a member of the Cinema Audio Society (CAS) and The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Professor Butler was the Manager of the Peterson Sound Studio and instructor of sound recording at Ohio University for more than 30 years. He has been a friend of mine since 1969 when I took my first job working for Young Life Campaign in Pittsburgh after graduating from Ohio University. He was the director of the program.