LEVELING LINCOLN

a documentary feature film

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Leveling Lincoln

To level the playing field, they leveled the school


Leveling Lincoln explores the history behind the landmark desegregation case of Taylor vs. Board of Education of New Rochelle, NY 1960 by focusing on the lives of real humans that lived this pivotal part of history.  This was the first case in the North, seven years after Brown vs. The Board of Education, where an entire elementary school had to be torn down to achieve a level playing field in education.  It took three years after the ruling in 1961 to put busing in place and then tear down the school.  In their own words, we will hear the stories of the High School Classes of  1977 and beyond as they reflect on being part of a social experiment that began with state sponsored busing.

Directed and Produced by Arden Teresa Lewis of AT LEWIS Films, a member of this unique group of students, and co-produced by Tinks Lovelace in association with BAG O' BONES Collective. 

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Thank you to all our incredible donors so far!

List of Donors: 

From our successful Go Fund Me Drive  in order of receipt! 

Liane Paap

Kim Palumbo

Sharon Berman

Eva Teirstein

Calvin Whitfield

Casey Williams

MLE

Neal Boornazian

Heather Argenio

Rachel Kabasakalian McKay

Steve & Anne Oto

Pat Rind

Ellen Feichtner

Gil Garcia

Carin Greenberg

Deanne Mencher

Veanne Cox

Anonymous

Janet Domenitz

Leslie Caveny

Soni Wright

June Jaffee

Cathy Chiappa

Jeff Jones

Craig and Karen Lewis

Louise Robynn Vaughn

Phillip McKinley

Claudia Dreifus-Pesce

Garry Kluger

Karen Ragan-George

Heidi Siesfeld

Amy Simon

Toni Pepe

Jocelyn Kenner

Lynne Barasch

Debra Adler

John Etra

John Mount

Gloria Lovece

Linda Rand (RIP)

Eileen Fitzgerald

James L. Fisher

Barbara Loewentheil Murray

Shae Popovich

Cathy and John Cygan (RIP)

Alice Rogoff

Yadira Ramos-Herbert

Amy Moselhi

David Peters

Lorraine Danza

Betsy Krebs

Bonnie Dukes

Sheila Brown

Maray Ayres

Michelle Higgs

Kelly Lester

Nina White

Penny Angelotti

Jennifer Ball


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We are looking for others who are passionate about this moment in history.  Oral histories about children who were integrated is our thing.  To donate and support this film follow the link to Film Independent our incredible Fiscal Sponsor.   

https://www.filmindependent.org/programs/fiscal-sponsorship/leveling-lincoln/

Leveling Lincoln