First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

Race at Ground Zero: Integration in Leland, Mississippi

Pulitzer-winning historian and filmmaker Douglas Blackmon speaks about and offers a sneak peek of his documentary film The Harvest. It looks at the failure of public school integration and its relation to our nation’s current racial turmoil, as seen through the eyes of people born in 1964 in his hometown of Leland, Mississippi—the state’s first students to attend integrated classrooms from K to 12.

This video was recorded at Burr & Burton Academy in Manchester, VT on May 2, 2018.