The Resource Legacy of Lucy F. Simms School : education during segregated times in Virginia, a film by Billo Harper, (videorecording)

Legacy of Lucy F. Simms School : education during segregated times in Virginia, a film by Billo Harper, (videorecording)

Label
Legacy of Lucy F. Simms School : education during segregated times in Virginia
Title
Legacy of Lucy F. Simms School
Title remainder
education during segregated times in Virginia
Statement of responsibility
a film by Billo Harper
Title variation
Education during segregated times in Virginia
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Legacy of Lucy F. Simms School: Education during Segregated Times in Virginia is a sixty minute film documentary which covers the history of African American education in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, VA, from the 1800's, when Lucy F. Simms walked nine miles daily to teach to 1966 when the Simms School named in her honor closed. Photographs, interviews, and reenactments make the film's rich history come to life and resonate in the souls of its audiences. Students' special events and clubs are remembered through alumni stories, and interviews with past teachers and students candidly communicate the challenges of education during integration and Jim Crow in a segregated Harrisonburg. Mrs. Barbara Blakey and Mrs. Mary Francis Fairfax give wonderful testimonies of the quality education received by students who attended the Lucy F. Simms School in the 50's and 60's. Never been seen photographs are also featured. "The film is important to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia, communities because it shares the rich heritage of African American history that has happened in the Shenandoah Valley," said City of Harrisonburg Mayor Larry Rogers. Attending the showing of this film will not only be an educationally entertaining experience, but will continue the legacy of "A Dream Deferred" -- one which has become the reality of a quality education for all children in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The film allows today's Virginia to take an educational and entertaining look at its past." -- From production company web site, 9/21/2005
Cataloging source
VMC
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Associate producer/writer, Kiesha Mitchell
Runtime
54
Technique
live action
Label
Legacy of Lucy F. Simms School : education during segregated times in Virginia, a film by Billo Harper, (videorecording)
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
62117783
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (54 min.)
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Note in closing credits: "End of part 1."
Other physical details
sd., col.
Physical medium
wood
System details
VHS format

Library Locations

    • Special Collections Research CenterBorrow it
      Carrier Library Second Floor Room 203, MSC 1704, 880 Madison Drive, Harrisonburg, VA, 22807, US
      38.438299 -78.8741916
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