Low Country Teacher & The Liberal Hillbilly

Citizenship schools — the brainchild of Septima Clark, an African American schoolteacher from South Carolina — were an integral part of the Civil Rights era effort to educate Black people about their rights. Her work attracted the interest of Myles Horton, a radical-thinking white organizer and founder of The Highlander Institute, a resource for people engaging in non-violent change in society. Together, they created training programs to prepare civil rights leaders to educate local people in strategies for making change. Non-violent protest and citizenship schools were the two most effective tools powering the Civil Rights Movement.

  • Craig Rothman
    Co-Executive Producer
  • William H. Smith, Ed.D.
    Co-Executive Producer
  • Judith McCray
    Producer
  • Craig Rothman
    Producer
  • Judith McCray
    Writer
  • Craig Rothman
    Writer
  • Masud Olufani
    Narrator
  • Dorothy Cotton, Ph.D.
    Story Commentator
  • Judge Richard Gergel
    Story Commentator
  • Pam McMichael
    Story Commentator
  • Rev. Dr. Bernard Lafayette, Jr.
    Story Commentator
  • Craig Rothman
    Research
  • William H. Smith, Ed.D.
    Research
  • Ellen Ternes
    Research
  • Lucas Hamilton
    Editor
  • Nick Papps
    Editor
  • Nick Papps
    Videographer
  • Justin Rothman
    Audio Engineer
  • Zachary Mullin
    Technical Support
  • Lance Hidy
    Graphics
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Television
  • Genres:
    documentary, history, social justice, race amity
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 8, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    23,500 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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