BWW Previews: TWO SCHOOLS IN HILLBURN DOCUMENTARY & Q&A with the filmmaker, at Rockland County Historical Society

Two Schools in Hillburn - Film Screening and Q&A with Film Maker

Hosted by Historical Society of Rockland County

March 15th 2018 / 7:15 PM - 9 PM

BWW Previews: TWO SCHOOLS IN HILLBURN DOCUMENTARY & Q&A with the filmmaker, at Rockland County Historical Society

Two Schools in Hillburn is a remarkable documentary that tells the story of the brave efforts of the families of the 49 children who attended the beat up, old "colored" school and young NAACP attorney, Thurgood Marshall, who came to Hillburn and saw that segregation was alive and thriving here. Thanks to Mr. Marshall, the practice ended and the families of children attending Brook School would be able to send them to Hillburn School. But it wasn't easy.

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Thurgood Marshall

This was more than a decade before Marshall would gain notariety by winning Brown vs the Board of Education of Topeka, KS, which tore down the legal grounds for separate but equal Jim Crow laws. It is said he learned how to defend the integration of schools, in part, because he had seen how his opponents would defend the practice in Hillburn.

Film maker Joe Allen will be in attendance for a Q&A with the audience:

BWW Previews: TWO SCHOOLS IN HILLBURN DOCUMENTARY & Q&A with the filmmaker, at Rockland County Historical Society
Filmmaker Joe Allen

I'm so excited about this Thursday's screening and discussion of my film, "Two Schools in Hillburn" at the Historical Society of Rockland County. This is such an important story to our entire country-let alone our county-and I'm anxious to discuss what was happening in 1943 and how it impacted what took place 10, 20, and even 50 years later! Come join me for a screening of the film and a lively give-and-take afterwards.

Two Schools in Hillburn - Film Screening and Q&A with Film Maker

Public · Hosted by Historical Society of Rockland County

March 15th 2018

Tomorrow at 7:15 PM - 9 PM

Historical Society of Rockland County

20 Zukor Rd, New City, New York 10956

Tickets Available:

www.brownpapertickets.com

- Peter Danish

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