Godmothers of Race Amity

The friendship of Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt is a textbook example of the power of Race Amity — the “Other Tradition” — as a moral counterweight to the racist traditions of America.

From being initial advocates for the establishment of a training program for African American pilots in Tuskegee, Alabama during World War II, to the establishment of the “Black Cabinet” in Franklin Roosevelt’s Administration, these two women framed pathways for long-term change in America.

  • Craig Rothman
    Co-Executive Producers
  • William H. Smith, Ed.D.
    Co-Executive Producers
  • Jafar Fahilli
    Producer
  • William H. Smith, Ed.D.
    Producer
  • Lorelei McClure
    Narrator
  • Kari Carlson
    Writer
  • Nick Papps
    Senior Editor
  • Jordan Base
    Line Editors
  • Adam Booker
    Line Editors
  • Nick Papps
    Videographer
  • Justin Rothman
    Audio Engineer
  • Craig Rothman
    Research
  • Ellen Ternes
    Research
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Genres:
    documentary, history, social justice, race amity
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    36,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • World Channel
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: Free TV
  • NETA (National Educational Television Association)
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: Free TV
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