Series
The Alabama Experience
Episode
Tuskegee, Alabama: Living Black & White
Producing Organization
Alabama Public Television
University of Alabama. Center for Public Television and Radio
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-6688g8gk0p
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Description
Episode Description
"This award-winning documentary series thoughtfully examines Alabama's fascinating people, extraordinary places, and remarkable history."--label on VHS user copy. "In 'Tuskegee Alabama: Living Black and White? people who grew up in this Black Belt community reflect on the civil rights battles that divided the area 25 years ago. ... tells the story of Tuskegee Institute and how it helped create a strong black middle class in Macon County ... Producer/director Michael Letcher ... speaks with civil rights leaders, segregationists, and students whose schools became battlegrounds. Like him, they wonder what lessons can be learned from their hometown..."--excerpts from 1996 Peabody Awards entry form. Uses extensive archival footage and photographs to depict the history of the city of Tuskegee. Focuses on the community's racial and economic stratifications. Examines opposing sides in campaigns for black voter registration and school integration. Persons interviewed share their recollections of and feelings about past events and reflect on the current state of race relations. [Host/narrator, Michael Letcher; interviews with: Diane Robinson; Mayor Johnny Ford]; Mab Segrest, Tuskegee native; Charles Gomillion, sociologist/civil rights activist; Frank Toland, Tuskegee University History Dept.; Preston Hornsby, candidate for Sheriff, 1950; Allan Parker, banker/civic leader; Neil Davis, publisher, Tuskegee News, 1963-1975; Riley Lumpkin, City Council member, 1963; Frances Rush, Macon County School Board, 1963; Ellen Henderson Wimbish, THS student, 1963; Richard Rush, Tony Haygood, THS [alumni]; Gwen Patton, 1960's student activist.
Broadcast Date
1996-05-30
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:03:03.146
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Credits
Producing Organization: Alabama Public Television
Producing Organization: University of Alabama. Center for Public Television and Radio
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-7a81164f73c (Filename)
Format: Betacam: SP
Duration: 0:58:25
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Citations
Chicago: “The Alabama Experience; Tuskegee, Alabama: Living Black & White,” 1996-05-30, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 28, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-6688g8gk0p.
MLA: “The Alabama Experience; Tuskegee, Alabama: Living Black & White.” 1996-05-30. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 28, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-6688g8gk0p>.
APA: The Alabama Experience; Tuskegee, Alabama: Living Black & White. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-6688g8gk0p