AGENTS OF CHANGE
Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg
Pan African LA 2016
DOC NYC, St Louis, Toronto Black, March on Washington
A revealing history of the battle for diversity study programs on college campuses.
I previously wrote about the film for DOC NYC’s program, saying:
As students of color began arriving on college campuses in unprecedented numbers in the late 1960s, they found institutions ill-prepared to adapt to diversity. Unwilling to accept the absence of their unique cultures and histories, or to ignore prejudicial treatment, students mobilized for black and ethnic-studies programs, even taking up arms when necessary. Focusing on seminal struggles at San Francisco State and Cornell University, Frank Dawson and Abby Ginzberg’s film powerfully demonstrates this sadly still topical call for inclusivity in education.