Forty Years Later: Now Can We Talk?

Forty Years Later: Now Can We Talk? Video and Discussion Guide (2013) offers a powerful way to engage groups in honest cross race dialogue about race and racism.

The film tells the stories of the first class of African Americans to integrate their high school in the Mississippi Delta in 1967-69. The film interweaves material from a dialogue among the black alumni the day of the reunion, a later dialogue with white alumni, and a third dialogue that brought the two groups together. It provides a rare opportunity to listen to black and white alumni talk frankly about their different memories and perspectives about events in which they were both involved. Produced by Lee Anne Bell, Barbara Silver Horowitz Director of Education at Barnard and directed by Markie Hancock from Hancock Productions. The film is available through Teachers College Press.

The film is the 2013 recipient of the Multicultural Media Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education, and 2014 winner of the Charles and Margaret Witten Award for Distinguished Documentary Film in Education from the University of South Carolina Museum of Education.

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