Signifyin’ Works

Signifyin’ Works

Signifyin’ Works is a non-profit corporation (501c3) whose mission is to
produce and distribute audio-visual material exploring the history and
culture of African Americans.

Founded in 1991 by Marlon Riggs, the board of directors currently

  • Herman Gray, cultural critic, and professor, U.C. Santa Cruz
  • Vivian Kleiman, independent filmmaker
  • Patricia Turner, folklorist and Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education for UCLA.



Signifyin’ Works is the 501c3 tax-exempt organization that Marlon created to produce his documentary films. Contributions will be used to promote his work and legacy around the world. Recent activities include: transfers of his films to state of the industry digital format; translations of his essays and some films into Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Farsi; and more.

Please make checks payable to Signifyin’ Works.

Mailing address:
PO Box 1006
Berkeley CA 94705