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.
We are in post production in making this important film! We have our footage shot. We are seeking sponsors in any form, big or small to help with our postproduction costs! $75,000 towards licensing, the musical score and publicity for this film. Every little bit helps immensely!
List of Donors:
From our successful Go Fund Me Drive in order of receipt!
Rachel Kabasakalian McKay
Steve & Anne Oto
Craig and Karen Lewis
Louise Robynn Vaughn
Linda Rand (RIP)
James L. Fisher
Barbara Loewentheil Murray
Cathy and John Cygan (RIP)
Cathy Lind Hayes
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