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A film about school integration in Batesville, Mississippi, 1967–1969, by Markie Hancock

When: 9/13/2012
6:30 PM
Where: Barnard College, Event Oval, The Diana Center
3009 Broadway

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Premiere of a film produced by Lee Anne Bell and directed by Markie Hancock’s - the story of the first African Americans to integrate the white high school in Batesville, Mississippi in 1967-69. In 2005, black alumni received an invitation to their class reunion—for the first time in 40 years. Featuring frank discussions between black and white alumni, the film provides a moving story of the impact of desegregation, then and now. 40 Years Later raises questions essential to interracial dialogue and renews a commitment to addressing ongoing racial segregation today. Executive producer Lee Anne Bell, Barnard’s Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education, and Fern Khan from Bank Street College co-facilitated the dialogues. Faculty members Kim Hall and Monica Miller served as consultants and Renee Slajda ’13 was a member of the crew. A panel and reception will follow the screening.

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